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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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The world’s best female chef

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© Fotolia/Kzenon

Hélène Darroze discovered her love of cooking at an early age. Now she runs two restaurants, has two Michelin stars and has been proclaimed best female chef of the year by a British magazine. What’s her secret? Watch here!

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07.11.2015 | 2:14

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Meet The Fearless Female Fighters of Rajasthan

Out of over 1,000 applicants, just 155 finally managed to clear all the rounds of selection. A vigorous training has prepared them to do their job with confidence. (Credit: Abha Sharma\WFS)

Out of over 1,000 applicants, just 155 finally managed to clear all the rounds of selection. A vigorous training has prepared them to do their job with confidence. (Credit: Abha Sharma\WFS)

Jaipur (Women’s Feature Service) – “Dousing the hungry flames is certainly not an easy task. It’s a test of one’s physical strength as well as courage and agility. But if one is determined, one can overcome any risks however daunting they may look,” says Sita Khatik, an officer with the fire department in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. Stationed in Jaipur, the state capital, she is one of the 155 female fire fighters recruited by the state government in March this year. Six from this first batch are serving in the city at present and they are simple, all smiles and, yes, armed with that tremendously daring spirit that makes them perfect of the job.

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10.02.2015 | 13:42

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India’s single women

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Women at the ENSS meet in Jaipur. Credit: ENSS

“What you think, you become… If you think you are weak, then you are.

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20.08.2014 | 13:56

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Indian father beheads daughter over alleged affairs

An Indian father cut off his daughter’s head and paraded it around his village after becoming enraged over her relationships with men, police in the western state of Rajasthan said Tuesday.

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19.06.2012 | 10:23

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Rajasthan introduces sterilization incentive scheme

A steady stream of women who have already had children are keeping Rajasthan’s government hospitals in a tube-tying whirl after authorities came out with a plan to help slow the baby boom.

Kavita Devi could not believe her luck when the local health authorities decided to award her a 21-inch color television. The 25-year-old lives in the Barmer district of Rajasthan – India’s biggest state and home to 68 million people.

The mother of two boys won the lucky draw after she opted for sterilization in September. “I am so happy. I am now going to tell my friends not to have more children. I understand that population

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29.12.2011 | 19:39

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