NEW DELHI — Inside a former army barracks, Simran Sagar sings a Hindi love song as she makes tea for her fiancé on what they hoped would be their wedding day. But their marriage keeps getting delayed.
Her voice echoes off the cold cement walls. "Like a shooting star that falls from the sky, our lives fell apart, darling," the lyrics go.
This is not how they imagined their first home together: a mattress on the floor, a hot plate to cook on and a police guard stationed out front. It's a secret...
By Roli Srivastava, Anuradha Nagaraj, Thomson Reuters Foundation
It's been over a month since his mother died, but Vishal Meghwal can still hear her struggling to breathe as he desperately messaged friends to lend him money for the drugs she needed. The coronavirus pandemic had already cost the 24-year-old his savings and his income from painting houses in Ajmer, a city of tombs and shrines in northwest India. Losing his mother was the biggest blow of all.
Fears about safety are driving many women out of the workforce. Photographed for Bloomberg’s story on Sexual Violence is Holding back the Rise of India’s Economy, which part of ‘India’s Oppressed Women find a Voice’ won the SOPA 2019 Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women’s Issues.
Charged with sedition, the pregnant Muslim woman remains in jail
Text by Gunjeet Sra and Images by Ruhani Kaur
We met Safoora Zargar, a 27-year-old M.Phil. student of Jamia Milia Islamia university in New Delhi, for the first time early this year when she was in the middle of a meeting, prepping for a peace march that Jamia was organising. In the middle of winter, swaddled in a coat, a scarf and big round glasses, she could easily pass off as any other student but her powerful voice and quiet...
On Monday, We Co. said it would file a request with the Securities and Exchange Commission to withdraw its IPO proposal. The company said it is postponing the offering to focus on its core business and that it has “every intention to operate WeWork as a public company” but didn’t provide a time frame.
To cut costs, the company’s new co-CEOs, Sebastian Gunningham and Artie Minson, are planning thousands of job cuts, putting extraneous businesses up for sale and purging some luxuries from the p...
As India emerges from the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, amidst speculations about a third wave coming, UN Women spotlights women on the front lines of the pandemic response in the capital, Delhi, on World Humanitarian Day (19 August).
With less than one doctor for every thousand people, and a medical system stretched to its seams, women have shouldered an enormous burden of care since the pandemic started in India. Women make up 47 per cent of all health workers and more than 8...
Living with Coal, a 4 minute film for which I collaborated with Vivek Singh was part of Purpose International’s entry for the ‘Help Delhi Breathe’ campaign which was a finalist in the Environment and Sustainability category in the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards of 2018. It documents the journey of coal from the power plant to the human body, leaving a path ridden with disease in its wake at Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh.
On 9th February, 2017, Amnesty International India released its report 'Losing Faith' on the status of the cases of the seven women, who filed FIRs regarding the mass assaults, rapes and gangrapes that took place in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in 2013.
‘The Grass Seeker’, published by Pratham Books, photo-book for children that traces a journey of a Gaddi shepherd in the Himalayas and how climate change has affected their way of life. Photos: Ruhani Kaur, Text: Uddalak Gupta
(Bloomberg) -- The three lawyers who resolved India’s largest bankruptcy case last year are using their elevated professional standing to address a different problem: not enough women in the bar.
NEW DELHI — It took eight long years to build New Delhi’s Signature Bridge. When it finally opened on Nov. 4, a minister called it the pride of the city and likened it to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Now, just days after it was inaugurated, the government’s flagship engineering marvel has become a site for dangerous selfies, piles of garbage and absurd traffic violations.
“We did not expect that there would be such a craze around this bridge,” said Shurbir Singh, managing director of the Delhi ...
For the Third International Conference on Women's Safety My works 'Her Walk Home' were part of a group show.
An uneasy disquiet, a sense of foreboding that casts a shadow behind the lone women traveling back home. Being a woman myself, it seems a bit strange to be almost stalking them on their journeys. Little things catch my eye. Their hurried, urgent stride.
A protective holding of hands. That naked feeling of exposure. The loneliness of one against many. A desire for anonymity. And even as early as 9 pm, I can barely spot a woman out on the street.