Leading their Way to the Top: Stories of Women from North India

On the 8th of March every year since 1977, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, highlighting the important role women play in our society. This year, keeping the trying times in mind, the UN Women announced the theme as “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” The theme was chosen to…
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Women in World Religions

By Vyomika Dev

Herath

By Mahreen Herath is the Kashmiri native name for Shivaratri which is the crown of Kashmiri Pandit festivals and is spread over a full fortnight of the Phalguna or February/March month. It is a socio-religious event that is very crucial for the Pandit community. Without the Herath festival, the customs and rituals of the Kashmiri…
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The Silent Force

By Archana Sharma Attaining the goal of sustainable development will be impossible without the potential contribution of women. In India, women, the silent workforce are often unrecognised and unvalued. The traditional Indian expectation from women is to fulfil the responsibility of doing certain work within the household even though they go out to work. A lot of work in India that is…
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Neglected Crusaders of the Indian Education System

 By Devi Rajendran Many people of the erstwhile British empire in India have never got the due credit for their struggles and contributions, and this discourse will be focusing on two such distinguished women, Savithribai Phule and Fatima Sheikh who can be called India’s first intersectional feminists. Savitribai Phule was an advocate for women empowerment…
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The Living Root Bridge: Intimacy between Nature and Human

Every time I pack my bag and camera to Meghalaya, my mom asks the same question,” Why do you want to click photographs of the same place again and again.”  And I repeat the same answer, “Maa, the intimacy between nature and people is so alive in that place.”  Nearly all the time, Kerbolang keeps me company. He is not just taxi driver but…
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United Religions Initiative and United Nations Environment Programme launch the ‘Faith for Earth Councilors Program’

In partnership with UNEP Faith for Earth Initiative, and the United Religions Initiative’s response to the climate crisis, the UNEP-URI India office seeks to launch the Faith for Earth Councilors Program.  The program offers hands-on training that unites FBOs and collective action for the protection of our Mother Nature. This Program seeks to create a network of…
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Strengthening your Faith- In Yourself too

By Nadia O’Brien I often look at my two dogs in wonder- they eat the same food every day, yet they do not complain, they stare at me, most of the day, yet they don’t get bored, they don’t watch tv, read books, play games on the internet, yet they are content. I am not…
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Celebrating Love around the World

By Ishita Dutta Valentine’s day, also called St. Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated as the day of love and affection, every year on the 14th of February. The association of 14th February with romance dated back to the middle ages. Valentine’s Day has an ancient origin in France and England, where it was celebrated as…
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The Crossroads of Faith

By Nadia O’Brien If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that when nature hit us with all that it could, it did not discriminate. It did not yield. Covid-19 has done us all in, irrespective of whether we are black, brown, Caucasian or Asian, rich or poor, differently-abled or not, man, woman or child,…
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