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All-woman band smashes gender, caste stereotypes

An all-woman band is shattering stereotypes of gender and caste in a village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, among the poorest and least developed in the country. ...Read More...

Catholic nuns who advocate for hearing impaired

The sisters in Kerala have already been doing what the pope had exhorted the church to doRead More...

India clings to cash, even as tech firms push digital money

By VINDU GOEL and SUHASINI RAJ ALIGARH — Signs and banners for Paytm, India’s biggest digital payments service, festoon Pooran Singh’s cellphone shop, where people drop in all day ...Read More...

In search of her roots

Shama visits the Missionaries of Charity in Old Dhaka where she was born as a war baby in 1972Read More...

From US with love: Young Santas lift kids’ spirits at Bengal school

Piyali (South 24 Parganas): For kids living at a home for financially disadvantaged children, it has never been this good. As the world readies to party and usher in ...Read More...

Muslim families look after Kolkata synagogues

The Jews in Kolkata came from Baghdad about 220 years ago Read More...

Christmas arrives, riding a KSRTC bus

Kochi: Commuters waiting at the High Court Junction bus stop were surprised when a KSRTC bus pulled in all decked up for Christmas on December 22 morning. A group ...Read More...

Nun paints and prints over 1,000 Christmas cards a year

By Divya Shekhar Bengaluru: Sometime in the past decade, Sister (Sr) Claire of the Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (SMMI) in Bengaluru received a unique invitation. Pope Benedict XVI ...Read More...

Bank frees India’s sex workers from madams’ clutches

Amrit Dhillon in Kolkata Kolkata: As a sex worker in Kolkata, Rita Roy had no access to her own money. The brothel madam kept her earnings “safe” – shoving ...Read More...

Missing fishermen’s families pray for Christmas miracle

A pall of gloom has descended on Kerala coast after the Ockhi cyclone devastationRead More...
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