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The Super 16 who scripted Indian women’s hockey history

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From cradles of the sport to a Naxal stronghold, these are the larger-than-life back-stories of the Indian hockey’s giant-killers From cradles of the sport to a Naxal stronghold. Some criticised for not doing chores, others moulded by the heat of… Continue Reading →

Home Care for Persons with Mild Symptoms of COVID-19 and for Caregivers

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by– Sama Resource Group for Women and Health Disclaimer: The suggestions provided in this information handout are not in lieu of health interventions necessary for COVID-19 – it is important to consult a physician regarding diagnostics, medication, etc.The suggestions here… Continue Reading →

One Million and One Brilliant Things

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by- Andolanjivi Kamayani Kractivist ( AK2) 10th Feb 2021, on my Birthday , I returned to theatre -my first love – after a year ,with no expectations at all. The atmosphere at Prithvi Theatre just rejuvenates you, the cosy theatre… Continue Reading →

Asif Basra – (1967-2020) Jottings about a Friend

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I would like to paint the way a bird sings.— Claude Monet # A flashback On a fund-raising spree I contacted Asif Basra on WhatsApp In my bulldozer style, I asked “Oyeee how are you …. Please can you do… Continue Reading →

Corona Lockdown – I will not light candle

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Shrimaan , ShaktimaanAadarniya PradhanI beg pardonMujhe maaf karnaI will not light candleI will keep the lights onAs a symbolAs a beaconFor my country menWho walked the roadsDesperate to reachTheir homesTheir familiesFar far awayDriven by fearOf disease , hungerUnemploymentTheir daily livingSnatched… Continue Reading →

Why should we oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act?

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This is an amendment to the Citizenship Act of 1955 that seeks to offer Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians hailing from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, provided that the person should have entered India on or… Continue Reading →

Suicide- Myths and Facts you should know #mustshare

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A step towards life Suicide is a word loaded with the sentiments of dismay, despair and the fear of death. This often stops us from having a discussion about suicide. However, if we freely talk about it, we can surely… Continue Reading →

Women Empowerment Through the Eyes of 13 year-old artist

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13 year-old budding artist with Immense Talent and understanding paints on women empowerment  By – Svetlana Chatterjee from Dubai I had drawn this painting when i came to know about an art competition , and the theme was of my… Continue Reading →

Octogenarian Dr Jonathan Fine who dared to go where even Indians did not dare #RIP

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   by- Kamayani Bali Mahabal As I opened my inbox today….. Tributes to Dr Jonathan  Fine in PHR newsletter, made me just Jump and Scream. And there was a flashback of almost  7 years . Let them call me rebel… Continue Reading →

Shameless Vedanta – Faking Happiness – #CSR more LIES #IndependenceDayIndia

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  As I  began my day witha cuppa coffee and opened the Economic Times  today, the smiling FACES  glared at me, thinking it to be cover page story of India at 70, as  I rolled my eyes down  to the… Continue Reading →

114 Armed Forces veterans write to PM Modi against #MobLynching and supporting #NotInMyName Protest

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Armed Forces veterans write open letter to PM Modi: Condemn targeting of Muslims, Dalits In the letter the Armed Forces veterans said they stand with the ‘Not in My Name’ campaign and that the Armed Forces stand for “Unity in Diversity“…. Continue Reading →

Doctor, Doctor: Healthcare For The Homeless

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By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal He used to dress like a homeless person. On purpose. Two or three nights a week, he’d rub dirt in his hair and clothes before walking the dark streets of Pittsburgh searching for the very people he… Continue Reading →

India: Where Women Call The Shots

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  By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal   Mumbai –Imagine a wedding, when the groom follows the bride to her home to start a new life together. Imagine a room filled with laughter and joy when a baby girl is born. Imagine a… Continue Reading →

The camera is on Muslim women

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Dehleez toh paar kar li hai, ab zamane se takrana hai. Peeche mud ke ab kya dekhoon, mujhe aage badhte jana hai. I have crossed the patriarchal boundary, now I have to fight the world Why should i look back… Continue Reading →

#RIP Activist, Feminist and Friend Trupti Shah- Her life in her own words

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Trupti Shah, Friend ,feminist, environmentalist, human rights activist is no more with us. She left us at 9.15 p.m. May 26, 2016. She battled lung cancer that was detected in October 2014. We could not honor her last wishes to… Continue Reading →

South Africa: The Importance Of “Telling Our Own Stories” #Vaw

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Cape Town (Women’s Feature Service) – As the curtains go up and the bright lights dramatically illuminate the room, all the audience can see is a bare stage with three chairs. A stark setting indeed and, yet, it’s the perfect… Continue Reading →

Time to BOYCOTT change.org , EXPOSED once again #socialmedia

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I have exposed change .org two years back and every now and then the true colours are shown in their contradictory campaigns. Below is information why, after hosting more then 250 petitions i  have boycotted change.org https://kractivist.org/why-activists-should-boycott-change-org-petitions/ HERE EXPOSED ONCE… Continue Reading →

Translation of Vasant Dattatreya Gurjar’s poem Gandhi Mala Bhetla (Gandhi Met Me)

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The Marathi poem, Gandhi Mala Bhetala (Gandhi met me), is a satirical critique of those who falsely claim to follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi   The poem was first published in 1983. The poet was a class-III employee of the Bombay… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – ‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’- Maria Da Penha #Vaw

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‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’ Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA( BRAZIL)- Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was fast asleep when her husband, Antonio Heredia Vivero, a teacher, shot at her. Though she was rushed to the hospital, the attack… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading -Favela Girls Pirouette Out of Poverty in Brazil

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by Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA, Brazil — Bom Jardim, home to some 200,000 people, is one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in this city. Located at the southwestern tip of the metropolis, with long streets laid in a grid, the… Continue Reading →

Mumbra’s Muslim Girls Kick Out Stereotypes #Womenrights

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Kamayani Bali Mahabal    They started off as a secret sports club. What brought them together was their shared love for football, a game they couldn’t dream of playing owing to their conservative family backgrounds. After all, how could young… Continue Reading →

#India- Militant Durga Vahini Camp In India Is Training Young Women To Hate Themselves And Accept Their Weakness #WTFnews

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“Can you really hide your natural weakness or character as a woman?”posted on May 26, 2014, at 1:39 a.m. Tasneem NashrullaBuzzFeed Staff    The Durga Vahini is the women’s wing of a Hindu nationalist organization in India — the Vishwa… Continue Reading →

My 88 year old Grand Mother, Pramod Dutta wins awards for her contribution to Hindi Literature

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   I am a proud grand daughter  today , the best new year gift was the call from  My 88 year-old Nani, Pramod Dutta telling me she  got  two awards, one was for short stories by Haryana Sahitya Academi and… Continue Reading →

#India – Faking Happiness is forced to Present the ‘ VEDANTA ANTHEM” #HipHop #mustshare

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Kamayani for FAKING HAPPINESS CAMPAIGN     An Indo-German collaboration with production by the talented DJ BC from Germany and the lyrics and vocals by A-List from India. A List is a raptivist and a member of Faking Happiness campaign. This track… Continue Reading →

#RIP – Tribute to Hassam , Friend and Human Rights Activist from Pakistan

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Life partner of my first friend  from  Pakistan is no more As I opened the Facebook page of Aisha  Gazdar to share Neela  Bhagwat’ s  classical rendition of Faiz poem, “Bol” As her page slowly opened, I wondered why She… Continue Reading →

# India- Why Independence Day is a #BlackDay15august

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   The UPA government considers Indian life worthless and dispensable by freeing Russia from liability commitment for Koodankulam reactors 1 & 2. The UPA government signs secret agreements with foreign governments and does not disclose the content to its own… Continue Reading →

#India – After 67 years of #Independence- ‘ YEH KAISI AZADI HAI”

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGvMwgNkueQ&feature=youtu.be&a] At the stroke of midnight when the world sleeps, India awakes, Yes! India has woken up to freedom, but for whom? After 67  years of Independence, The poor have no kapda, roti, makaan so let them have cell phones. The… Continue Reading →

World Food Day: Indian Households Waste 50 Kg Food Every Year Per Person, Says UNEP Report

Writer: Akanksha Saxena India,  16 Oct 2021 11:57 AM |  ]Not only does India paint a sorry picture when it comes to contributing to the mammoth food wastage problem, its ranks slipping in the Global Hunger Index raises serious questions as… Continue Reading →

Singhu lynching: Nihang group admits to killing man

A Dalit man was found dead at Delhi’s Singhu border on Friday morning. While a Nihang group has claimed responsibility for the murder, the BJP has slammed farmer leaders over the incident and the Samyukta Kisan Morcha has distanced itself… Continue Reading →

Did Gandhi tell Savarkar to File Mercy Petitions?

  Savarkar,who developed notions of an exclusivist Hindu nation wrote mercy petitions to the British from Andaman, and it’s nobody fault but his.Ram Puniyani 15 Oct 2021 It is taking plenty of propaganda to promote Hindu nationalists as icons of the Indian freedom… Continue Reading →

A crisis of compassion in India

While releasing prisoners in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the high-powered committee mandated by the Supreme Court of India to decongest prisons did not invoke the health vulnerabilities of prisoners but recalled the crimes they were accused of committing. It is also… Continue Reading →

‘SUV over protesters’ in Lakhimpur Kheri shows how RSS looks at farmers

The RSS, which carries the ‘one nation, one culture’ slogan, has never allowed a farmer’s son to head the organisation in its 96 years of existence. KANCHA ILAIAH SHEPHERD 15 October, 2021 The Lakhimpur Kheri incident, in which Union minister Ajay… Continue Reading →

Whither SDG goal? India’s maternal mortality rate fall target 5.5% per yr, actual 4.5%

Friday, October 15, 2021By Srinivas Goli, Parul Puri* The maternal mortality ratio (number of maternal deaths per one lakh live births) is a key and sensitive parameter used by health policymakers to monitor maternal health conditions in particular and women’s… Continue Reading →

NWMI condems the candidature of an accused in an ongoing sexual harassment case in the Trivandrum Press Club Elections

The Trivandrum Press Club Elections are set to happen on October 23, 2021. NWMI, being an independent organisation of women in media across India which works to ensure justice to them regardless of their proximity to positions of power and… Continue Reading →

NAPM extends solidarity to the Hasdeo Bachao Padyatra: Supports demand to stop coal mining in the Hasdeo forests

300 km long march from Madanpur village to Raipur is a crucial assertion of Adivasi’s rights over their land and resources Chief Minister & Governor of Chhattisgarh must meet the yatris today and concede to their fair demands 13th October,… Continue Reading →

India – New rules allowing abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy

The central government has notified new rules allowing abortion till 24 weeks of pregnancy in the case of rape survivors and women with physical disabilities, among others. The new rules come under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2021… Continue Reading →

How smartphones are killing the planet

By Monika Krishan The energy used to build a single smartphone is equal to the energy required to operate it for about a decade  Published: Thursday 14 October 2021 Rising temperatures have led to a variety of adverse environmental effects such… Continue Reading →

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