While loss of land and livelihood is a more commonly discussed impact of mining, an invisible impact is on local women who witness a disruption of social structures, burden of earning an extra income, long term mental health issues and a shift from independent cultivators to being dependent on others, besides an uptick in cases of sexual violence. Mayank Aggarwal of Mongabay India reports
The recently published A Plate of White Marble, translated from Sahitya Akademi winning Bengali writer Bani Basu’s book (Swet Patherer Thala) throws up the age-old question of woman’s place in society, and whether financial power changes the equation. Ranjita Biswas in conversation with the author
In societies set with patriarchal values, middle-aged women trying to chart a life of their own are looked at with suspicion. But some break the norm anyway, as protagonists in two films, one from Georgia and the other from India, show, writes Ranjita Biswas
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IBNS): Women, Water and Workmanship is the theme for WADE ASIA's 2019 annual conference & awards event, which will be held in October this year in New Delhi.
Kolkata, Jul 19 (UNI) A woman is far likely to better tell the story of her compatriot than a man.
Should women, in this age, be forced to wear high heels, however uncomfortable it may be, citing ‘corporate culture? The jury is out following a protest campaign by women in Japan recently. What is the view in India with a high number of women working in the corporate sector today? Madhumita Mookerji probes
London, Oct 1 (IBNS): A new study reveals a stark disparity between male and female participation in a key area of academic life and offers recommendations to ensure all voices are heard.
New Delhi, Oct 11 (IBNS): Behavioral Experiments show that women are more generous than men.
Kolkata, Apr 13 (IBNS): Birla Sun Life Insurance (BSLI), the life insurance arm of the Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG), a significant non-bank financial services company, has launched a pan India campaign 'Swabhimaan' to educate, empower and employ women in India.
New Delhi, June 27 (IBNS) There is an urgent need to create more jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to promote women empowerment thereby making them economically independent as female labour force participation (FLFP) rate in India has fallen significantly by 10 per cent during the last decade, noted a recent ASSOCHAM-Thought Arbitrage Research study.