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More women should be in police service, it will help reduce crime against women, feels Garima, UPSC 241 rank holder

Khargone/Kolkata: Garima Agrawal, did something that most Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants fail to do – crack the UPSC 2017 examination in her very first attempt. The 26-year-old, a resident of Khargone, Madhya Pradesh...

Married at 11, widowed at 15, an HIV positive survivour now saves lives

Ajmer: After losing her father at the age of nine, Asha Jat of Deranthu, Nasirabad (Rajasthan), had no option but to work as a daily wage child labour at a construction site. Two years later...

Activist demands apology from Bengal Education Minister over “Lesbianism is against Bengal’s culture” remark

Kolkata: When a group of girls at Kamala Girls High School were made to sign a confession letter stating that they are lesbian, what the school’s headmistress did out of prejudice to teach the students...

Joyita Mondal: Transgender, who left home, begged, slept at platform but now holds the most respectable job

Kolkata: She has had to sleep on a bus stop or railway station. Hotels have refused accommodation. She has been bullied for her identity. But she only let these experiences propel her forward, to scale...

Queen Harish: The Man, The Woman, The Performer

 Jaisalmer/Kolkata: He slips into the gait of a woman to set the stage on fire and when the show is over, he has a different identity – a doting father and a loving husband. Between...

Widow resolves to not let anyone die without treatment, gets fourth highest civilian honour

Kolkata: The Humanity Hospital at Haspukur village stands taller than any government hospital in India. For the foundation of this hospital was laid by no politician, leader or business tycoon, but by a visionary lady,...