Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

Photojournalist puts life in danger documenting injustice in India’s Red Light District

WNN Justice with Alia Dharssi for TRF (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The global problem for human trafficking and sex-trafficking has been suffering under the specter of ignorance, ‘head-turning’ and denials in South Asia for decades, outlines photojournalist Hazel Thompson, who’s work has been dedicated to bringing in-depth on-the-ground reporting on the […]

U.S. Americans can definitely learn from the slums of India

U.S. Americans can definitely learn from the slums of India

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Mumbai, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: The Dharavi slums of Mumbai, India were once regarded as the world’s largest ‘shanty-town’. Thanks to Danny Boyle’s wildly successful film Slumdog Millionaire it is certainly the most famous. What most people don’t know is that it is also far and away the world’s most […]

Renting wombs

Renting wombs

Divya Gupta – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/PL) INDIA “Human beings have two main instincts: the instinct of self-protection and the instinct to reproduce,” says Dr Nayana Patel. And she should know – she has carved out a career matching infertile couples with poor women willing to “rent their wombs”. Beginning with a couple of surrogacies […]

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Miner Tuberculosis Creates Village of Widows in Rural India

Shuriah Niazi – WNN Features Recent increases in deaths from tuberculosis among Saharia tribal miners creates an alarming rise in widows Majhera Village, India: Because of the deaths of so many miners, India’s village of Majhera, in the Shivpuri District inside the State of Madhya Pradesh, is now called the, “village of widows.” One Saharia […]

‘The Breast Giver’ Brings Mahsweta Devi’s Book to Searing Life

‘The Breast Giver’ Brings Mahsweta Devi’s Book to Searing Life

WNN Reviews – Review by Allison Baker – Tuesday, 15 June, 2010 In her book, “Breast Stories,” Mahasweta Devi, as an Indian intellectual known for her feminist, deconstructionist, and subaltern criticisms in cultural texts, literature and her own radical writings, tells the stories of the women of India who are caught endlessly in the cycles of holiness and […]