Heading for helplines

Although she sat with her head down in a far corner of the lobby, Tanya Sharma stood out in the crowd of women at Bangalore’s Janodaya Public Trust office. Sharma was the only jeans-clad woman…

Homeless Suffer In Indian Cold Wave

Nowhere to goA cold wave with freezing temperatures has taken over 300 lives in northern India and Bangladesh so far this winter. Those who froze to death in the first three weeks of 2006 were…

Women's Union in India Battles State Charges

Run Date: 01/22/06, By Joanne Omang,WeNews correspondent A women's development organization in India has come under fire from the Hindu-dominated state government of Gujarat. The group says state charges of misused funds are a smokescreen…

Behind every memsahib is a bai

When it comes to the rights of domestic help, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. Unless, of course, we prefer to serve it ourselves, writes Farah Waria ‘‘Sushi for you, ma’am?’’ I…