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TWO-WHEELER TO U.P.

By Gauri Sinha While attempting to understand the Indian social demography, one is forced to confront the vast number of labourers participating in the country’s economy. They often migrate either from their villages to urban centres pregnant with opportunities of employment or from their native state to another where opportunities hold better benefits. This has…
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STRIDE with PRIDE

By Khushi Koul June, the pride month which celebrates love without questioning who have you fallen in love with, is a period of revelry which salutes the struggles, acknowledges the endurance and safeguards the interests of the LGBTQ+ community. It is that vibrant time of the year which reiterates the fluidity encompassed by gender identities.…
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Peace with Mother Nature: World Environment Day 2020

By Katyayni Sharma “The Earth is what we all have in common.” —Wendell Berry World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on June 5: engaging governments, businesses, celebrities, and citizens to focus their efforts on pressing environmental issues. The human civilization seems to…
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Pride Month

By Aditi Yadav June is celebrated worldwide as Pride Month. Pride Month commemorates years of struggle for civil rights and the on-going pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, as well as the accomplishments of LGBTQ individuals. The struggle has been real for these people especially…
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Pride and Peace- the Past, Present and Future

By Sanshita Vij A river of colours, a huge display of quirky signs and a sea of smiles- this is what a pride parade looks like. A pride parade is essentially a celebration of choice, autonomy and identities of people who do not fit the ‘normal’ as we know it. In modern-day, it is a…
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Faith4HarmReduction – Commemorating the Global Day of Action and the Support Don’t Punish Campaign in times of CoVID-19

In India, it is estimated that there are about 8,50,000 people who inject drugs (PWID) as per the study “Magnitude of Substance Use in India” commissioned by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (2019). High numbers of PWID are estimated in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur and Nagaland. …
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URI Turns 20 in 2020

United Religions Initiative is a transnational community birthed by people’s ambitions for peace and harmony, a group of people committed to finding resources of renewal within themselves and each other. It is the story of people from different religions, spiritual expressions and indigenous traditions who grew in friendships and created a global community dedicated to…
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URI North India on The Corona Frontline

URI’s 20th year has been marked by a very unfortunate crisis that affected countries across the globe – the CoVid-19 Pandemic. The virus affected millions and rendered countless in highly vulnerable situations. In India, it has had a particularly grave impact on marginalised communities. The pandemic and the resultant nation-wide lockdown put lakhs of migrants,…
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Father’s Day

by Aditi Yadav Father’s day is celebrated across the country on every 3rd Sunday of the month of June. It is held on various days in many parts of the world all throughout the year, often in the months of March, May and June. Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in…
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International Yoga Day

By Gracy Singh Celebrated internationally on the 21st of June every year is the International yoga day which lays the path to finding your inner yogi. This event is of utmost significance for a country like India because it marks how cultural products get incorporated in the process of globalization and marks the commodification of…
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