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The Caste System

When Did Indians Start Dividing Themselves Into Castes?

Recent studies have suggested that India’s traditional caste system remains surprisingly intact despite the country’s economic surge. A 2011 report, …

There's a 1 in 12 Chance Your V-Day Flowers Were Cut by Child Laborers

Most flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador, two countries with records of poor labor rights. But it doesn't have to be that way.<p><i>Most flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador, two countries with records of poor labor rights. But it doesn't have to be that way.</i><p>Workers in Cayambe, Ecuador prepare roses …

Misuse of LAW will be checked if come to Power : SP

2<p>“There is a large scale misuse of laws including anti-dowry, SC/ST (atrocities prevention) act and the new anti-rape law that came into existence …

New Delhi

Girls, Human Trafficking, And Modern Slavery In America

<i>Our guest blogger is Malika Saada Saar, the executive director of</i> <i>Rights4Girls</i><i>, a U.S. based human rights organization for young women and girls.</i><p>On …

Kani tribals reap financial benefits from wonderdrug Jeevani

In a benefit-sharing biodiversity model that has made the UN sit up and take notice, the Kani tribals of Kerala share the benefits of the licensing …

Patents

Feeling Flush

Cards on the Table

Minimum Wage vs. Maximum Greed

If anyone believes even for a brief moment that corporations are in the business of hiring more people, he/she just might be temporarily delusional. Let's be honest and keep it real: businesses are consistently looking to grow their profits. And there's nothing wrong with that, we live in a …

Child-Abuse Ad Uses Lenticular Printing to Send Kids a Secret Message That Adults Can’t See

The ANAR Foundation, a Spanish child-advocacy organization, used lenticular printing in this powerful outdoor ad to send different messages to …

Sport for development: the power of football to create social change

Today marks the first-ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). Officially declared by the UN, it was created on the initiative of the International Olympic Committee, a powerful institution at the heart of the professional sports industry. We are also merely months away …

India's Slumdog census reveals poor conditions for one in six urban dwellers

One in six urban Indians lives in slum housing that is cramped, poorly ventilated, unclean and "unfit for human habitation", according to the country's first complete census of its vast slum population. In other words, nearly 64 million Indians live in a degrading urban environment very similar to …

More than one third of Delhi slum children malnourished - survey

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than one-third of under five year olds living in the Indian capital’s slums are malnourished, a survey conducted by a child rights group said on Thursday, adding that this showed government child health schemes were not reaching the poor.<p>Children of …

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