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Why Kolkata's sex workers have been told to avoid Africans

Sex workers in Kolkata’s largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for their welfare, not to entertain Africans who are regular visitors to the place in the wake of......

Why this Durga Puja in Kolkata is different

The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, an NGO in the heart of Kolkata’s red light district, has decided to celebrate Durga Puja, reports Indrani Roy/ Image: A woman offers prayers......

Ind, Pak prostitutes talk AIDS prevention

A group of Pakistani prostitutes is picking up tips in safe sex and 'brothel management' in one of India's biggest red light districts in Kolkata, health activists said on Monday.Indian prostitutes......

Sex workers lose savings in Ponzi schemes

Dreams of a better life turned into a nightmare for several sex workers in Kolkata's largest red light district Sonagachi, who lost their lifelong savings in Ponzi schemes which promised to double......

Do corporates give back to the society?

Every now and then, some event occurs that makes people sit up and take notice. Regulators start working overtime. Public talks and panics. Media makes money.Ponzi schemes of the early 20th......

Wooed by the West

At his debut India Fashion Week in 2002, fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee showcased boxing gloves and turbans inspired by the sex workers of Kolkata's Sonagachi district.Last year, his......

SBI targets sex workers as customers

India's largest state bank is looking to expand it customer base by encouraging sex workers in Kolkata to deposit their earnings in a savings account, a bank official said.The State Bank of India......

Calcutta News is exhausting

How do red light areas in the metros source women? This may sound like a derogatory question, but it is to this question that writer director Blessy tries to find an answer to in his new film......

No Brothels in India?

The documentary celebrating the resilient spirit of children of prostitutes in Kolkata, Born Into Brothels continues to win awards -- including the Oscar -- and acclaim worldwide, but don't ever......

No Brothels in India?

The documentary celebrating the resilient spirit of children of prostitutes in Kolkata, Born Into Brothels continues to win awards and acclaim worldwide, but don't ever count on seeing it in......

  People speak for sonagachi

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neha yadav
Q. why Bengal is known as city of joy
Neha Yadav:  A.  more

neha yadav
Q. which is the nearest palce to sonagachi where I can get a cheap lodge or hotel and go to sonagachi by walk,and what is the direction to this place from howrah?
Neha Yadav:  A. i hav heard tht its one of the biggest GAMBLING places in Kolkata..... more

Anita kerai
Q. Some of my friends and I have been planning to run a project on AIDS/HIV awareness in Kolkata. I think we all owe some awareness towards society and so begins our journey. Can you people suggest a good and responsible organization in Kolkata who work for similar causes?
Anita Kerai:  A. Go to SONAGACHI area.!!---------------------------------- more

Priya Jalan
Q. give me bus route from howrah stn to sonagachi
Priya Jalan:  A. kya iraada hai janaaab ??......................... more

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Sex workers denied permission to host Durga Puja festival

The ruling will disable sex workers from joining the mainstream. FILE PHOTO Asked to seek permission of High Court or Chief Minister : Although... ...
Sex worker's son cuts music album

For 25-year-old Ratan Dolui, the son of a sex worker, it was a dream to cut a music album dedicated to his deceased mother who had wanted him to... ...
Sonagachi sex workers' kids to launch first music album

Sonagachi sex workers' kids to launch first music album (19:58) Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Stigmatised but not afraid to hone and sport their... ...
Rotaract Club of HIT-K raises fund for the Durbar Team

On 19 th September 2014, the Rotaract Club of Heritage Institute of Technology Kolkata organized a Football Fundraiser Tournament named Joga Bonito... ...
Bengal sex workers' request to celebrate Durga Puja rejected

Kolkata, Sep 16 At a time when mainstreaming initiatives are gathering momentum, sex workers in three key regions of West Bengal have been denied... ...

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