Category Archives: India

What? Petrol pumps in eight states to be shut on Sundays from May 14. Ouch!

Beginning May 14, fuel outlets in eight states & UTs will remain shut every Sunday on account of PM Modi’s call to conserve oil, a fuel pump owners’ agency said on Tuesday. The states/UTs are TN, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andhra, … Continue reading

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Eunuch stripped before them and refused to get dressed unless they paid up

ws Home » City » Mumbai TNN | Sep 1, 2016, 11.43 PM IST Mumbai: A young couple, new to travelling by trains, underwent a horrific ordeal on a Harbour local recently when a eunuch stripped before them and … Continue reading

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Attack on low-caste men sparks protests

Attack on low-caste men sparks protests AAP 10:53PM July 20, 2016 Protesters from India’s low-caste community have blocked roads and attacked government buses in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state in a third day of demonstrations over the flogging of … Continue reading

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India’s third-gender ‘hijra’ community balances acceptance with religious identity

Yasmine Canga-Valles and Olivia Lace-Evans | July 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment  5 3reddit0  0 AHMEDABAD, India (RNS) Tucked away in the Gomtipur ghetto sits the dusty pink home of Shobha, Shilpa and Joya, members of Ahmedabad’s small hijra community. … Continue reading

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