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Annie Banerji

Job snubs to forced surgery: India's 'invisible' intersex people

Aug 15 2019

BANGALORE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bullied at school, gang raped as a prostitute and asked about his genitals in job interviews, Daniel Mendonca - like many intersex people in India - has been mistreated all his life.

With no phones or internet, Kashmiris struggle to reach families

Aug 14 2019

BANGKOK/ NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With no phones and internet for 10 days, Indians are using their feet, cars and planes to move essential supplies into Kashmir as it deals with a communications blackout on a scale rarely seen in today's world.

'Land of bachelors'? In parched central India, no water means no wife

Aug 05 2019

JHANSI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ram Hetu was sure his 16th proposal would finally secure him a wife, but it didn't - just like all his other attempts to find a partner in central India's Bundelkhand region, where years of drought and water scarcity are keeping possible brides at bay.

Indian teens learn about same-sex couples as attitudes shift

Aug 02 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian schoolchildren are learning about same-sex couples in a new textbook, in the latest sign of shifting attitudes in the socially conservative country following the decriminalization of gay sex last year.

Indian MP draws parliament's ire over 'sexist' remark

Jul 26 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian lawmakers called on Friday for one of their colleagues to be punished for making sexist remarks to the house speaker, the second time he has been in hot water over his treatment of a female colleague.

Food for... trash? India's first 'garbage cafe' to offer meals for plastic

Jul 24 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hungry, but don't have cash? No problem, bring plastic waste and get a free meal, said the mayor of an Indian city where the country's first "garbage cafe" will open next month.

India introduces new trans rights bill in parliament after backlash

Jul 19 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's government on Friday presented a revised version of its transgender rights bill to parliament after criticism from the country's vibrant transgender community, who said sections of an earlier version would violate their rights.

Sri Lanka's car-free day sparks debate over women's safety

Jul 12 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Colombo's mayor announced Sri Lanka's congested capital would go car-free this Sunday to promote a "healthier" lifestyle, she might have expected a few grumbles from petrolheads.

Want to invest responsibly? A new breed of stock exchange aims to help

Jul 12 2019

LONDON/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From renewable energy companies to social housing funds, investors around the world are increasingly drawn to organizations that offer social or environmental as well as financial returns.

Deep sea mining could destroy 'our last frontier', environmentalists say

Jul 02 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As India readies for the United Nations to give a green light to deep sea mining and boost its economy, the environmental group Greenpeace said on Wednesday that drilling the seabed could cause irreversible harm and worsen climate change.

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