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There is perfection in imperfection

Why do we feel we have to be good at something to try it, that we have to succeed at something in order to enjoy it, that we have to do something right before we feel accomplished ? Striving for … Continue reading

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India : I’m your child but I’m older than you

According to hindus, a newborn is not a new being who has to be educated; he is not a white page that has to be filled. In the contrary, his soul has already lived many lifes, may be many more … Continue reading

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India : where begging is a business…

Samrat runs a successful small business in a street in Mumbaï, the economic capital of India. His tobacco stall draws a constant stream of smokers and “paan” ( betel leaves chew) lovers. But that’s not all. A large chunk of his … Continue reading

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Every three seconds, one child dies in India.

In India, over 2.1 million children die annually before reaching their fifth birthday, 50 % of them even not surviving 28 days. Globally, the number stands at 9.7 millions annually. The statistics are equally shocking among neonates ( newborns to … Continue reading

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India : when children deserve to be killed by their own family…

Fear has descended on Alinagar, a village in Muzaffarnagar district ( in the state of Uttar pradesh, northern India). Most of its adult residents have gone, they are hiding for fear of being arrested because of an incident in which two … Continue reading

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India : the invisible woman

How many Indians on earth ? Tough question because there is no accurate data on births and deaths. Indeed, census figures are flawed : a majority of households, especially in the rural areas, do not reveal how many daughters they have. … Continue reading

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India : many Indians become indebted because of medical expenditures

Lack of access to quality public health services and a rapidly growing unregulated private sector have led to a situation where an increasing number of people are getting trapped in debts or slipping into deeper poverty due to the expenses … Continue reading

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India : many women justify wife beating

If you thought domestic violence was on the wane in India with the rise in education levels, take a look at these figures.  Over 40 % of women in a nationwide survey reported  being beaten by their husbands at some … Continue reading

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Nepal sees seven New Year days in 365 days !

Nepal, because of its cultural diversity, observes seven new years a year. Nepali celebrate the new year days of the Bikram Sambat, the gregorian calendar, the Tola Lhosar of Tamu Sambat, the Sonam Lhosar of Tamang era, the Gyalbo Lhosar … Continue reading

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India : child marriages are still a common practice

Every year in april-may, thousands of young boys and girls are given in wedlock in the indian state of Rajasthan. Sometimes, the girl is as young as 2 years old ( and the boy not much older ). The law … Continue reading

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