Free Internet access a basic human right, cry researchers

London, Nov 11 : With political engagement and debates increasingly taking place online, free internet access must be considered as a human right, as people unable to get online — particularly in the developing countries — lack meaningful ways to influence the global players shaping their everyday lives, researchers have stressed. Basic freedoms that many […]

Bride, groom brandish automatic weapons in Nagaland

Dimapur (Nagaland), Nov 11 : A photograph of a bride and groom brandishing sophisticated assault rifles at their wedding on Saturday in this commercial town of Nagaland has gone viral online. On November 9, Bohoto Kiba, son of Kilo Kilonser of the militant National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Unification (NSCN-U), got married in Dimapur district. The […]

Upcycling waste to hope: Tsunamika, the dolls that give voice to the ocean, livelihood to women

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Auroville (Tamil Nadu), Nov 10 : She gave birth to Tsunamika, the doll that brought hope to hundreds of women who had lost everything in their life to the devastating 2004 tsunami that hit the southern India coast. Fifteen years down the line, she, again through Tsunamika is giving hope to the […]

Japan ‘specs ban’ for women at work sparks backlash

Tokyo, Nov 8 : Some Japanese companies deciding to ban women from wearing spectacles to work has led to widespread condemnation and sparked heated discussions on social media, the media reported on Friday. According to Japanese media reports, the companies have “banned” eyewear for female employees for various reasons, the BBC reported. Among them, some […]