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Imagine a democratic protest where a million Indian farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament.
Earlier in November, two Indian journalists received global acclaim for their fearless journalism. What do their timely accolades signify in Narendra Modi's India?
When he was 10, Arjun Singh's father Rajeshwar died while cleaning a sewer in Delhi. At 14, the schoolboy sells snacks to support himself and his mother, and dreams of becoming a bank manager and a chef.
Urvashi Butalia writes about the times she met and worked with the Bangladeshi photojournalist, who was granted bail by the High Court in Dhaka after 102 days of detention.
Innovative and controversial in its day, 'Towards a Gay Communism' (1980) by Mario Mieli is among other things a vivid document of a time when sexual liberation was a wing of the revolutionary struggle.
If you have to devote hours a day to collecting water, you miss out on education, a social life and other human rights.

Blood Speaks

What is life like when having your period puts your health at risk and means you are shunned by society? Rose George reports from Nepal and Bangladesh on menstrual taboos.
Literally all you need to know about how to deal with sexual harassment at workplaces and make them safer for women.
Water has defined and redefined social boundaries for eons, while facilitating the formation of class and caste identities. The Brahmaputra Valley in Assam is a thriving case-in-point.
What does it mean to be a woman and a farmer in Myanmar?