Monthly Archives: August 31, 2013

Left Home For Shopping, Ended Up As Child Bride

Left Home For Shopping, Ended Up As Child Bride

Rubina Bi was 14-years-old when her uncle suggested a surprise shopping trip. Dreaming of the new clothes she was about to buy, the innocent girl’s secure world was shattered when she was separated from her family and sold to a physically disabled man for a mere 50,000 rupees. Two years have passed since Rubina’s childhood

End Enforced Disappearances: Kin Of Kashmir’s Vanished To Delhi

“The body long lost, the eyes shut in history; the fingerprints of the traces lost in the dust of history; where do the flesh and the bones go? Where did the eyes lose their shine?” These lines engraved on a white poster draped like a shroud around two artists, as a part of a creative

Marginalized, Kashmir’s Surrendered Militants Return To Pak

“We were foreigners in Azad Kashmir but still we were provided with passports. Here we are not even provided a state subject certificate, which is our birth right.”   Mosques blurted out songs of freedom, friends gave them a parting hug and grandmothers applied kohl in their eyes. That was a familiar scene in early

Of Asaram Bapu, Rape, Doublespeak Of Politicians

Rupee’s free fall and the missing coal scam files aren’t the only issues India is facing right now; there are more troubling issues like the one persistently troubling half of the country’s population. Economic issues, sooner or later, will pass off, but the monster (read rape and harassment of women) is refusing to go away

Apps Like Facebook, Whatsapp Steal Users’ Data: Hackers

Underlining the need for Cyber Security Co-operation between South Asian nations, Sri Lanka’s top envoy to India has invited the country’s hackers and security researchers to Colombo so that they can ‘share knowledge with their Sri Lankan counterparts’. Prasad Kariyawasam was speaking Sunday at the inauguration of The Hackers Conference in New Delhi’s India Habitat Centre

Kashmir Family’s Endless Wait For Disappeared Son

Life was normal for Mattoo’s till that ill-fated cold, breezy November 3 afternoon in 1993 when ‘a ghost came from dark’ and took away their seven-year-old son, Javed Mattoo. This was the time when India launched a massive anti-insurgency operation against pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan militants – who had returned from across the border after getting

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