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Gay Indian comic busts biases without judgment

19 Jun 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indian stand-up comic Vasu Primlani does not shy away from her sexuality in her gigs - even though until very recently, being gay put her at odds with the law.

FEATURE-Back to rags: Lockdown hits sanitary pad supplies in India

16 Jun 2020

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W ith rains pounding her village in eastern India this week, Neelam Singh weighed the options; walk several miles through the jungle to buy sanitary pads or cut a strip from one of her mother's old polyester saris.

Bollywood star, Michelin chef come to the rescue of India's stranded migrants

03 Jun 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was past midnight on Sunday when tailor Faruk Mansoori, his last savings exhausted by the coronavirus lockdown, made up his mind to cycle from Mumbai to his village 1,500 kilometres away.

FEATURE-Bollywood star, Michelin chef come to the rescue of India's stranded migrants

03 Jun 2020

MUMBAI, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was past midnight on Sunday when tailor Faruk Mansoori, his last savings exhausted by the coronavirus lockdown, made up his mind to cycle from Mumbai to his village 1,500 kilometres away.

Mumbai bets on iconic sites to tackle coronavirus bed shortage

28 May 2020

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From ritzy racecourse to people's planetarium, Mumbai is turning iconic sites into emergency coronavirus wards to tackle a chronic bed shortage in India's financial hub.

FEATURE-Mumbai bets on iconic sites to tackle coronavirus bed shortage

28 May 2020

MUMBAI, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From ritzy racecourse to people's planetarium, Mumbai is turning iconic sites into emergency coronavirus wards to tackle a chronic bed shortage in India's financial hub.

No way back: Indian workers shun city jobs after lockdown ordeal

28 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When power loom operator Lokanath Swain boarded a bus home after a 40-day wait in the Indian textile hub of Surat, he took a silent vow - to never return to his workplace of two decades.

INSIGHT-No way back: Indian workers shun city jobs after lockdown ordeal

28 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When power loom operator Lokanath Swain boarded a bus home after a 40-day wait in the Indian textile hub of Surat, he took a silent vow - to never return to his workplace of two decades.

Workers' rights at risk as Indian labour laws face post-lockdown challenge

13 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Workers in India are set to face longer days and lower pay in a "race to the bottom", academics, activists and unions said, as six states plan to suspend labour laws to help industry recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

Workers' rights at risk as Indian labour laws face post-lockdown challenge

13 May 2020

MUMBAI/CHENNAI, May 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W orkers in India are set to face longer days and lower pay in a "race to the bottom", academics, activists and unions said, as six states plan to suspend labour laws to help industry recover from the coronavirus lockdown.

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