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Special Arrangement Widows being trained in sewing at Deoli-Bhanigram in Uttarakhand on Sunday. Sulabh International offers vocational training to widows Over 30 women of the Deoli-Bhanigram gram sabha, who lost their breadwinners in flash floods
The Hindu Mishra Devi (66) is a widow who lost most of the family members in the Kedarnath deluge. She resides in a village in Ukhimath Tehail and has been trying to get her old age pension approved as that is her only source of money now. Photo:
It's neither temple nor toilet, but beauty' first for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Unlike the Congress and its archrival BJP squabbling over T' necessities of Indian public, the TMC chief's enthusiasm to beautify Kolkata at all costs
PTI Vrindavan widows in festive mood during Durga Puja in Kolkata recently. All five ashrams are gearing up for the Festival of Lights This Diwali will light up the lives of widows at Vrindavan, ending decades of darkness and social apathy.
The vast collection of loos, commodes and bidets has been curated to document the history of sanitation. Everything from King Louis XIV's personal 'throne' to a modern day portable toilet in a tent are displayed at the sprawling Sublabh International
When she lost her husband a few years after marriage, a relative brought her to Kolkata where she worked in many houses as a maid to fend for herself and four young daughters. Now that they are married, Halder is happy in her Vrindavan 'home'. "I am
Sulabh International is a social service organisation which works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education.
The "business-minded" schools of today "waste a lot of their time organising annual day functions, teachers' day and other events where the students have to dance", believes the 13-year-old child prodigy, Sushma Verma. The solution, according to her,
The Hindu Sushma Verma, 13-year-old-child prodigy on her first day in Lucknow University. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury Sushma's future is secure as far as her studies are concerned Nobody will grudge the accolades earned by Lucknow's child prodigy,
I am the only one left in the family now, says Vasundhara Devi, 32, whose husband and two sons are among those who have gone missing in the Kedarnath floods in June and are now presumed dead'. Poonam Tewari, whose husband Suresh owned a restaurant in