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“I am healed now” says newly-male police constable

Lalit Salve

”Menstruation? … I don’t know.

Perhaps something happened during my teenage years.

I don’t know… Don’t know.”

These hesitant words are spoken by the first police constable in India to have undergone Genital Reconstruction Surgery. Once Lalita, he became Lalit Bhau Salve.

Date

12.10.2018 | 12:30

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Where Even The Daughter’s Mind is Without Fear, And Even Her Head is Held High

Kashmiri muslim school girls dressed in traditional outfits

I met two innocent girls singing at a crossroads during my trip to the Kashmir valley. There was an exuberance infused in their song and they were dancing without any care for tomorrow. It was probably a folk song. I don’t remember the girls’ names now. But I still recall their fondness for Maggi. One of them told me that whenever they got money from the tourists, they immediately headed to spend it at a local food stall. This little encounter with the two happy and talented souls stayed with me as a serendipitous memory for some time.

Date

08.10.2018 | 9:53

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Women’s hockey in conflict-torn Kashmir

Chasing her dream of becoming a hockey player, Inayat Farooq from central Kashmir’s Budgam district has had to battle all the odds in Indian society since deciding to play at this beloved sport.

Date

05.10.2018 | 13:22

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India’s top court lifts Hindu temple ban on women of menstruating age

A girl offers prayers inside a Buddhist temple on the occasion of Buddha Purnima festival, also known as Vesak Day, in Agartala, India, May 10, 2017.

In some Hindu communities, menstruating women are regarded as unclean.

Date

28.09.2018 | 11:17

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Arundhati Roy: ‘We’re up against a fascist regime in India’

In an interview with DW, renowned novelist and social activist Arundhati Roy talks about the recent arrests of leftist intellectuals in India, accusing PM Modi’s government of “overturning” the country’s constitution.

Date

03.09.2018 | 12:41

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On the streets with India’s ‘chai’ vendors

Chai, or tea, they say, is an important part of Indian society. And, in every region, it has its own unique story to tell.

Date

31.08.2018 | 9:44

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Game draws attention to India’s trafficked girls

A stencil of a missing girl on a wall next to street art depicting a young boy

Leena Kejriwal uses art and gaming to share stories of human trafficking and encourage players to take action in the real world. Thousands of girls are forced into the sex trade in India each year.

Date

30.08.2018 | 12:36

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