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Usha Rai

Kosara: Community-based farming by the urban elite

The growth of the crops is managed by the Kosara team, which keeps you updated on the app.

25 Feb 2019 12:56 AM

Pure London Fair: Bhadohi’s small band of women carpet weavers going places

Understandably with its focus on organic carpets, Mandira Utsav is trying to give the women that extra edge in the competitive carpet industry.

09 Jan 2019 5:28 AM

Scrambling up the entrepreneurial ladder in Khandwa

Gurpreet Bhatia, AKRSP’s cluster manager at Pandhana, has found that incomes of people maintaining poultry increases by Rs 10,000 every two months.

10 Oct 2018 12:43 AM

Gulzar: Lyricist, director and a doting father

Written beautifully, Because he is… is a must read for Bollywood fans, Urdu lovers and young parents!

09 Sep 2018 12:15 AM

Magical, mystical Ladakh and love that transcends the physical

Hemis abounds in philosophy that is not spouted by a preacher or a teacher but one who speaks from life’s experiences.

10 Aug 2018 12:27 AM


Blue and green doors herald ‘Izzat Ghars’ in UP’s Bahraich district

Each toilet has a tap inside as well as outside and a hand pump that cranks water into a tank for the toilet.

25 Jul 2018 11:38 PM

Understanding the disturbed mind

What doctors want for patients of maniac depression is a placid, calm and harmonious state.

22 Jun 2018 12:59 AM

Bumper vegetable, wheat yields push back farm distress in UP

Kallu Ram has halved the use of chemical fertilisers and is supplementing it with vermi-composting.

02 May 2018 2:34 AM

Girls in Patna grow mushrooms to support their families, education

Babita and other young girls have, in fact, revived mushroom farming in Kurkuri.

09 Apr 2018 12:20 AM

Investing in Bihar goats to improve rural poor incomes

A women’s empowerment component has also been woven in and the money from goat rearing is expected to go directly to the women.

02 Mar 2018 12:55 AM


Libraries, resource centres inspire rural women on road to prosperity

Many of them have stepped out of their homes for the first time and are enjoying the freedom and growing sense of self-worth.

02 Feb 2018 2:59 AM

Earth heroes are greening India, protecting wildlife

Iprah Mekola from Arunachal Pradesh has spent 17 years in wildlife conservation.

03 Nov 2017 12:40 AM

Transgenders track rights with verve and energy

Despite frequent setbacks, there is no denying the TGs are inching their way up on the social and economic ladder.

06 Oct 2017 6:22 AM

Don’t blame overpopulation for ills of society, push for reforms

NAMHHR has pointed out that the population growth rate in India is not growing, but instead has been slowing for the last few decades.

23 Aug 2017 1:42 AM

Gender benders at Chetna lead mostly by example...

To work or not work is no longer a choice, but we bring up girls with the idea that it is their decision to work or not.

15 May 2017 1:08 AM


Contraception and safe abortion are key to women’s growth

Since the Beijing Conference on women’s rights in 1995, promises have been made for upholding women’s rights. It is high time they are honoured.

06 Apr 2017 1:42 AM

Collective strength propels empowerment of SHGs in UP

Over 1,30,000 SHGs working in 49 districts of UP have been empowered by the Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojana over the last 14 years.

09 Feb 2017 11:33 PM