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Empowerment and Wellbeing of African Women

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Spread the love           Many cultural customs and traditions infringe on the rights of women and children by subjecting them to abuse, in keeping with Africa’s gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda, and as part of its advocacy activities. As African women receive education and are recognised with a higher legal status, they provide their households with […]


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India Wage Report of ILO: Some Hits, Many Misses

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Spread the love           The ILO report estimates that the real average daily wages in India almost doubled between 1993–94 and 2011–12 but fails to mention that the Indian GDP quadrupled between 1991 and 2011. The report rightly highlights that average daily wages in urban areas remain more than twice as high as wages in rural areas […]


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Ayushman Bharat far from Universal Healthcare

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Spread the love           PM Modi’s announcements of building toilets, Ayushman Bharat, and opening up of more AIIMS do not fulfill the requirements for universal comprehensive health care to our citizens. The social determinants of health, like supply of clean drinking water, adequate sanitation system, proper housing, nutrition and sufficient wages to meet the day to day […]


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Indian Eve: Still a Long Way to Go

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Spread the love            Ruchira tells us about the trials and tribulations of being a girl-child or a woman in the patriarchal Indian society, in the weekly column. A Different Truths exclusive. For fifty odd years, India has been my homeland. A city-bred educated woman, (to put it modestly), hailing from a comfortable middle-class family, I […]


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India is the Second Most Unequal Country, Globally

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Spread the love           New World Wealth, a Johannesburg-based company, published a report where it claimed that India is the second-most unequal country in the world, with millionaires controlling 54 percent of the wealth. In Japan, the most equal country in the world, millionaires control only 22 percent of national wealth. A report, for Different Truths.  For […]


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BJP Ministers Insensitive to Plight of Farmers

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Spread the love           During last four years of Modi government rule, in spite of long sustainable movement, the government continues to be unmoved. Thousands of subsistence level farmers and peasants committed suicide, but these deaths did not have any impact on the government. A report, for Different Truths. Like his illustrious leader, Union agriculture minister Radha […]


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Only Big Farmers Benefit from Write-Offs

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Spread the love           Last year, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Punjab undertook large-scale farm debt waivers, costing half a percent of the entire GDP of India, and Andhra Pradesh recently announced a loan waiver costing ₹ 24,000 crores. However, our study, as well as other academic literature, finds that a loan waiver scheme costs about as much […]


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Indian Stability Innovations get Global Recognition

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Spread the love           The result of a global research and crowdsourcing effort, the Atlas features more than sixty innovations from around the world that help individuals, households, communities, and countries continue to survive and prosper even in the face of economic volatility. A report, for Different Truths. In the last decade, India has emerged as the […]


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BJP Seeks to Take India towards a One-Party State

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Spread the love           The one nation concept, as the Prime Minister would have it, embodies one law, one tax, one religion, one culture, one language, etc. Federalism, as understood at present and constitutionally delineated, would be gradually on the way out. We see already a beginning in the carefully defined Terms of Reference of the 15th […]


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Reetwika Banerjee: Five Books, Three Films, 13 Awards makes her a Young Achiever

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Spread the love           Reetwika Banerjee, a columnist with Different Truths, is a young achiever. She has won 13 awards for her five books and three films. T Mukherjee interviews her, exclusively for Different Truths. TM: Tell us about yourself, Reetwika Banerjee. RB: I am a professional Cyber Security expert and I aim to be a face of […]


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