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Deepa's Jottings

Tiranga in Green

August 15, 2017 Deepa Mohan 0

It was a beautiful sight to behold the flag fluttering amongst the peepal leaves. Dedicated to all the “peepal” of India!

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A ration(ed) card?

May 23, 2011 Pushpa Achanta 3

When we were children, the term ration card (or family card) meant something crucial for survival. From our family’s short stint in Mumbai, I recall that it was mandatory for »

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Mapping migrants

June 15, 2010 Pushpa Achanta 0

We usually notice them at construction sites of private or commercial buildings or public infrastructure projects. They often speak different dialects of Telugu, Oriya, Hindi or a mix of these »

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It takes a child…

February 21, 2010 Pushpa Achanta 1

…to question why she needs permission to answer nature …to wonder aloud why ‘adults’ often discuss kids’ issues without consulting them …to inform ‘leaders’ that their needs are critical too »

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Girl, hold your head high…

August 10, 2009 Pushpa Achanta 0

For a long time, I had been wanting to participate in the campaign against street sexual harassment (aka eve teasing) by Blank Noise. Finally, last Sunday (Aug-5) afternoon I joined the »

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Women of this World

July 3, 2009 Pushpa Achanta 0

  Women with courage, strength and patience. Supporting their children and each other. Speaking out against violence at home and outside. Despite the pain of abuse and the threat of »