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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......

'They said my husband had sold me'

Indian anti-slavery crusader Kailash Satyarthi will receive the Nobel Prize for Peace in Oslo today, December 10. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com visits the infamous cages of Mumbai's oldest red light......

Should prostitution be legalised?

'When workers in other industries enjoy protection, why should sex workers not receive similar protection?' 'Sex work should be treated as work and brought under the work schedule of the labour......

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/Rediff.com. 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......

'If you care for your daughter, you must watch Naa Bangaru Talli'

Telugu film Naa Bangaru Talli is based on a true story of sex trafficking. The subject is grim and shocking but is devoid of vulgarity, nudity and violence and is primarily a story of a father and......

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-bengal-is-known-as-city-of-joy/26839869/answers/

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-is-the-nearest-palce-to-sonagachi-where-i-can-get-a-ch/26839869/answers/20227001

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/some-of-my-friends-and-i-have-been-planning-to-run-a-project/20226984/answers/19924305

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

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/give-me-bus-route-from-howrah-stn-to-sonagachi/19924279/answers/17035647

  Web results for Sonagachi
Sonagachi sex workers seek American feminist's help

American activist and playwright Eve Ensler Friday met sex workers in Kolkata's Sonagachi, one of Asia's largest red light areas, who sought her... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a514709.html
'They said my husband had sold me'

Indian anti-slavery crusader Kailash Satyarthi will receive the Nobel Prize for Peace in Oslo today, December 10. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com visits... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/they-said-my-husband-had-sold-me/20141210.htm
And thereby hangs a tale

Comment · print · T T T+· T- Hangwoman; K.R. Meera, Trs. J. Devika, Penguin, Rs. 699. TOPICS A book that is as much about life as... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/books/literary-review/and-thereby-hangs-a-tale/article6667640.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Activists distribute condoms to sex workers in Kolkata on World AIDS Day

+ Kolkata, Dec 01 (ANI): Sex workers in Sonagachi, one of Asia's largest red light districts located in Kolkata, pledged not to have sex... ...

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/tv/activists-distribute-condoms-to-sex-workers-in-kolkata-on-world-aids-day-27559
Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang on making movies about being alone and the luxury of hearing yourself

Ming-liang, 57, was in India to attend the Kolkata International Film Festival. It's eight oclock in the evening and Tsai Ming-liang is walking... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/entertainment-others/taiwanese-filmmaker-tsai-ming-liang-on-making-movies-about-being-alone-and-the-luxury-of-hearing-yourself/

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