JAIPUR: Tilawala is a small, nondescript village on the periphery of Jaipur, a popular tourist destination and the state capital of Rajasthan. However, there is something that sets it apart from the other hamlets that dot the coun .. Read More

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'MY DAUGHTER WILL NOT BE A SEX WORKER, SHE WILL STUDY'

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JAIPUR: Is sex work, sometimes euphemistically referred to as "the world's oldest profession", really a profession?

Over generations, the answer to this question hasn’t really changed. In popular p... Read More

SHE'S A RAJNAT, A WOMAN AND A SARPANCH: SHE IS A FIRST

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JAIPUR: When Ranjana Kaamdar was elected as sarpanch (village head) of Jaisinghpura, around 40 kilometres from Jaipur, the state capital of Rajasthan, several women from her community came up to congratulate her. They were very ha... Read More

RAJNAT WOMEN MOVE OUT OF SEX WORK TOWARDS A NEW IDENTITY

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KISHANGARH: Yogita and Sita stay in the same neighbourhood in a small hamlet in Rajasthan, they are both young mothers concerned about making ends meet and ensuring a good education for their children, and till just a few years ba... Read More

THE FEARLESS FIRE FIGHTERS OF RAJASTHAN

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Jaipur: “Dousing the hungry flames is certainly not an easy task. It’s a test of one’s physical strength as well as courage and agility. But if one is determined, one can overcome any risks however daunting they may look,”... Read More

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