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The worrying case of India's child brides and grooms

According to Census 2011, India had 5 mn child brides (women marrying under 18 years of age), against 380,000 in 2001 -- an increase of 4.56 mn in 10 years. Akshat Kaushal reports. The number of......

This win is for every child, says 'father-daughter' duo of Satyarthi, Malala

  Child rights activists India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday said the Nobel peace prize gives them tremendous opportunity in their fight and......

'Baap wali baat': UNICEF's new song puts focus on mindset of men

UNICEF India on Saturday unveiled a song, ‘baap wali baat’, to mark the International Day of the Girl Child. The song puts the spotlight on men for ensuring empowerment, safety and......

Indian activist shares Nobel Peace Prize with Malala

Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai have been awarded the coveted Nobel Peace Prize for 2014.60-year-old Satyarthi, who runs an NGO in India that......

Australian couple abandons surrogate baby in India

An Australian couple abandoned one of their biological child born to a surrogate mother in India because of the baby's gender, despite Australian consular officials pleading with them to take home......

How much you will earn from Sukanya Samriddhi, PPF

Investments in Sukanya Samriddhi Account, the special deposit scheme for girl child, will earn higher interest rate of 9.2 per cent, while the rate on popular tax saving Public Provident Fund has......

Harsh truths about child labour in India

As poverty reduces, and education permeates down to lower-income groups and across gender, fewer people will end up forced to clean loos for a living, notes Devangshu Datta.  Image: The......

India scores badly on Hunger Index, lags behind Nepal

Image: Children eat their community lunch inside a relief camp near Bilasipara town in Assam. Photograph: Utpal Baruah/Reuters Though hunger levels are not alarming in India, it still fares......

How India has curbed child labour

An ILO study shows child labour has declined for girls from households that had taken up the work guarantee programme Gopal, 12, is a class V dropout and worked in the quarries in Andhra Pradesh.......

Over 60 million child labourers in India!

His liquid eyes, twin pools of innocence, have a sparkle that only children are blessed with. He speaks in a staccato burst, tripping over his words and lisps a current Bollywood hit with glee.......

'Investing in girls is about the smartest thing you can do'

Over Dosas in Mumbai, Oscar winner Megan Mylan tells Vaihayasi Pande Daniel why she chose India and girl empowerment as the subject of her new documentary. Image: Megan Mylan (centre) with her......

Children's Day Special: 10 Hindi Films Parents Should Show Their Kids

You can proudly show these movies to the impressionable ones! We don’t make enough children’s cinema in India. It’s tragic, but there you have it --- most of the films we consider......

'I got fed up of acting'

The little girl from Kal Ho Naa Ho has grown up! The Hindi film industry has seen its fair share of child actors, some as famous as Master Raju and Junior Mehmood. Jhanak Shukla has also made......

The World Before The Indian Woman

In the documentary The World Before Her, a young girl has to submit to the will of her father for a most gut-wrenching reason: 'He let me live… I am a girl… but he let me live.'......

Sienna Miller gives birth to her first child

Factory Girl star Sienna Miller has reportedly given birth to her first child in London over the weekend. The 30-year-old actress was last spotted with a bump last month when she met new......

The rise and rise of India's tennis queen Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza of India. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014 Sania Mirza became the first Indian to climb to the top of the WTA doubles ranking after she teamed up with Swiss great......
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8 Indian TV Serials That Are Going Strong Even After Completing 1000 Episodes

Indian TV serials don't follow the concept of seasons. Thus, the longest running ones complete around 1000 episodes, and often even more than that!... ...

http://www.indiatimes.com/lifestyle/self/8-indian-tv-serials-that-are-going-strong-even-after-completing-1000-episodes-231891.html
Woman Sarpanch, Sister Murdered Over Dowry Demands In Rajasthan

At a time when the government has been seeking the help of sarpanches to contain social evils like child marriage and dowry, a woman sarpanch in... ...

http://m.indiatimes.com/news/india/women-sarpanch-sister-murdered-over-dowry-demands-in-rajasthan-232015.html
a boon for working mothers in India

New Delhi, April 19 The picture was quite clear. Even the in-laws of 24-year-old Aarti Kataria wanted a proper gap between their grandchildren.... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a544751.html
Timely intervention by district authorities prevent marriages of three minor girls

#Child Marriage Press Trust of India | Sun Apr 19, 2015 | 12:30 IST #Indore #Madhya Pradesh Acting on a... ...

http://www.news18.com/news/madhya-pradesh/marriages-of-three-minor-girls-prevented-by-district-authorities-721015.html
Modi govt gears up for 1st birthday bash; Oppn doubts claims

NEW DELHI : The Narendra Modi-led government is all set to mark its first birth anniversary next month with realms of data on a slew of high... ...

http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/modi-govt-gears-up-for-1st-birthday-bash-oppn-doubts-claims/

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