Harshini Kanhekar, Fire Officer, 22.12.09, Mehsana (Gujarat). Photo contributed by Ashish Verma.
Photo taken in Kanikaipair, on the way to Periyapalayam from Redhills, 19.03.2011. Contributed by R. Kasiviswanathan.
Construction worker in Golahalli, outskirts of Bangalore. "The lady was working on the construction of a primary school building. There were 40 people listed for the job but only she turned up that day. When asked, she told that she has a grandson to look after and that is the reason she comes to work... Continue Reading →
"An early morning sight of a woman sweeping the streets of an educational institution in Mumbai. Women have been historically pushed to the margins in the caste hierarchy... . This is particularly the case with the many women who choose or are forced to serve this country by cleaning its streets and sewers. The citizens... Continue Reading →
"Most of the women in in Devegere, a village on the outskirts of Bangalore, are barely literate. They are engaged in sericulture (silk farming), which is the only source of income of lot of families in the area." Photo submitted by Putul Tiwari, Bangalore.
"A woman salvages burnt utensils from the remains of what used to be her house until last evening. On the evening of the 2nd of March, a fire that broke out in the slums on the eastern side of Bandra Station (Mumbai) spread to 500 households and by next daybreak all house were leveled to... Continue Reading →
"Vaishali Patil, a Konkani activist, is at the forefront of the struggle against the coming up of the proposed Nuclear Power Plant at Jaitapur in Maharashtra. Women like Vaishali from all walks of life are paying serious heed to the process of development happening around them and the impact it will have on the people... Continue Reading →
Kemi Chakma conducting a learning session with children using the pocket-board (contributor Saifuzzaman Rana, Dhaka) Background: Research Initiatives, Bangladesh is a research support organization which specializes in Participatory Action Research. Over the eight years of its existence (see www.rib-bangladesh.org) it has developed certain tools through which to reach out to the marginalized and impoverished through... Continue Reading →