By Anastasia Moloney, Kim Harrisberg, Roli Srivastava, Nita Bhalla and Rina Chandran
MUMBAI, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's
parliament on Wednesday passed "historic" labour laws that the
government says help workers and business alike, but activists
fear a loss of labour rights in a push for profits.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When India began lifting its coronavirus lockdown, Meera, a child bride from northwestern India, was focused on just one thing: when she could start playing football again.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A song from an upcoming Bollywood film has been rewritten after social media users criticised the original lyrics as racist for glorifying fair skin and making an inappropriate reference to Black American pop star Beyonce.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Omkar Rathod was thankful for the company of hundreds of fellow migrant workers as they trudged home to far-flung villages once lockdown had shut Indian industry.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rushing from one home to another in a village in western India, health worker Ashwini Mhaske cannot afford to take a breather.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of children have been rescued from traffickers over the last week after Indian authorities were tipped off by former child workers patrolling on bicycles under a new scheme spearheaded by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the police knocked on the door as 15-year-old Muskaan prepared to head to the temple in their village in northern India, the bride-to-be was distraught.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mumbai has become the first Indian city to introduce female figures on its traffic lights, a move welcomed by women's rights campaigners as a step towards greater inclusivity.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kuldip Kumar, a farmer from northern India, sold his only cow to buy a smartphone so his children could keep up with lessons that shifted online when the coronavirus lockdown closed schools four months ago.