A BRIEF BACKGROUND The Nachni is a tribal folk dancer community. This community is found in some pockets of the Purulia district of West Bengal. The origins of Nachni dance are traced to one Ayodhya Prasad Singdeo of the small feudal estate of Baghmundi in the Puruliya district. This area is a part of the Chhotanagpur plateau. The profession … Continue reading

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Press Conference before  498A Workshop at APD 

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The Face Behind Hunger


“Hunger Facts” (Must read full post) 1. Hunger remains the No.1 cause of death in the world. Aids, Cancer etc. follow.   2. There are 820 million chronically hungry people in the world.   3. 1/3rd of the world’s hungry live in India.  4. 836 million Indians survive on less than Rs. 20 (less than half-a-dollar) a day.  5. Over … Continue reading

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Divorce in Bengal


A leader in separated women – Bengal scores high !  some say empowerment, others talk of Kali Men of Bengal, hold on to your wives. Not only do you keep your hearth warm, you can stop them from becoming leaders. Leaders among “liberated” women, that is. According to a report being compiled by the ministry of women and child development, … Continue reading

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Men Victims Of Domestic Voilence 498A

Men – victims of Domestic violence Every married man is a victim of domestic violence. Since verbal abuse, emotional abuse and mental cruelty is a form of domestic violence, men can reasonably prove that each and every married man is a victim of domestic violence. How often are we nagged by our wife? Almost every single day. The nagging of … Continue reading

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