A different yatra

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Jagriti Yatra is on a different trip, quite literally. It sparks creative enterprise and encourages development through a journey across India moving on railway tracks. New York based writer for SPAN, Carrie Loewenthal Massey, reports

The Harvest Shall Come
Farmers from USA to India adapt to the global challenge of climate change. Renee Hickman from Missouri and Tanushree Sen from West Bengal report
Yoga reflects flow of cultures East and West
Yoga reflects a reality of globalization — the exchange of ideas that shapes cultures across our connected world, now more than ever. Jaime Dunaway and Emma Beyer from USA and Liza Gomes from India report ahead of World Yoga Day on June 21
Spirit of the Marathon
The marathon culture has really caught on in India with the growing need and awareness among youngters to stay fit. It has also become a potent tool for raising funds for charity. After attending a Marathon in Bengaluru, Debayani Bose gives a lowdown about the social impact of such runs both in terms of staying fit, creating awareness for a cause and raising funds for charity
Motherhood Can Wait, Education Cannot
Education can significantly play the role of a game-changer in India when it comes to adolescent girls getting married off and having children before they are prepared, both physically and mentally.
She is having a baby
Many women in America or other western countries are choosing out-of-hospital childbirth, much to the dismay of insurance companies. In less developed countries such as India, out-of-hospital births are usually not a choice but a necessity. But even in that country, some upper-class women are joining the natural birth trend.
Internet Saathi: A friend in need
The Internet has become a part of life for a huge section of Indian population. However, its use is largely confined to urban or semi-urban areas. The ‘Internet Saathi’ programme is different. It teaches rural women to use and benefit from the Internet, writes New York based Michael Gallant
Not so green
The emerald landscape of tea gardens in Assam hide a healthcare lacunae among its women workers whose nimble fingers pluck the two leaves and a bud, invaluable to the industry. Activists from the community are now trying to change their condition. Ranjita Biswas reports from Sonitpur district on the north bank of the Brahmaputra
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