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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.

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31.08.2018 | 9:44

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‘Facing India’: Art by women from the subcontinent

Women in India assert their identities in the face of a patriarchal society – in the arts, too. And they cross boundaries, as an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg shows.

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04.06.2018 | 13:26

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On a mission to make Mumbai local trains and stations harassment-free

In public transport, women fall prey to hooliganism and harassment almost every single day. Almost every woman in India’s commercial capital Mumbai who has travelled by the local train will have a horror story to tell about being harassed sexually or verbally. Dipesh Tank, 33, an activist, is on a mission to make Mumbai local trains and stations harassment-free for commuters.

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22.12.2017 | 14:32

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‘Life is not beautiful, life is not miserable. Life is funny at large.’

Anshita Koul said that. She is also known as ‘Anshita Crazy Koul’, a rising YouTube star who divides her time between India and Germany is breaking stereotypes and fighting patriarchy by making people laugh. She is tickling India’s funny bone and putting the State of Jammu and Kashmir, a place always associated with conflict, on the world map in a new light. She recently starred in the first ever comedy show exclusively for women in India – The Queens Of Comedy and recently organized Jammu’s first open mic. Koul spoke to WTO Reporter Roma Rajpal Weiß on the comedy scene in India.

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12.10.2017 | 14:43

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Agents of Ishq – Conversations about sex shouldn’t only be about abuse and rape

© AFP/Getty Images/D. Dutta

© AFP/Getty Images/D. Dutta

The narrative of sex in India tends to have got stuck on the issues of violence, rape and harassment. This is not surprising considering that India is a country in which a majority of the women face sexual violence on a daily basis.

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24.03.2016 | 15:03

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Big city, big dreams

20-year-old Hasina teaches street children in Mumbai. She has big plans for the future.

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26.03.2014 | 13:59

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‘The love remains’

Music is an integral part of many people’s lives. It knows no boundaries. It is felt by people of every religion, culture and ethnicity. A new entrant in the field of music, Sidj has given a new meaning to the way music can be perceived. As an independent singer-composer and song writer, Sidj uses music as a catalyst for friendship.

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26.08.2013 | 10:51

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