“They Abandoned Their Child Because I donated her my Blood”

An infant was abandoned by her parents because Rekha, a transgender donated blood to her. They left the baby in front of Rekha’s door and never came back. Rekha adopted the baby and raised her. Rekha’s story is not new. Often transgenders face discrimination when it comes to blood donation. Read more about Rekha’s journey, how the LGBTQ community has been “banned” to donate blood and what you can do about it.

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POSITIVE: Being HIV+ in Rural India

Women from rural India gather enough courage and come together to speak about their HIV positive status, how they got it and how they have been living an inspiring life in spite of many challenges. Hear and watch their hearttouching stories in their own words.

Power in Her Hands: The Women Political Leaders of Rural West Bengal

In spite of gender based reservations, women electives in rural political space act as mere figureheads and fail to bring an effective change on the ground. But a few women from rural West Bengal have not just proved to be effective political leaders, but also inspired other women to speak their mind. Read more about the lives of these inspiring leaders and how they did it

Solving Water Woes of Indian Farmers One Borewell at a Time

Farmers in Hubali were digging one borewell after another looking for water to irrigate their farms. Some of them dug around 30 borewells and still faced water scarcity. All of this changed when they adopted a simple and low cost method of borewell recharge. Today, they have abundant water throughout the year and a flourishing crop. This is how they did it!

The Diary of a Muslim Transgender Girl

"I am prescribed hormones for transitioning to femininity. But, I am not taking them. If my family knew they would throw me out. I am stressed and depressed over not taking the hormones. My inner woman is crying. She wants to be free and I am not freeing her."

A Forgotten Toy Story of Etikoppaka

The ancient Etikoppaka toys are gradually losing its glory. With the Chinese products overpowering the market, these humble artisans are doing all they can to survive. Here is a peek inside this art form and how one man is helping to revive the industry.

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