Nirmala, who is mother to five, with her daughters, Anjali and Ankita.

TBI Heroes: Protecting Daughters In Patriarchy’s Heartland

Amid all the depressing news we have been receiving of late on the state of the girl child in India, especially from the northern patriarchal states like Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, here are a few stories that give us hope. These are women, and also some men, who have adopted and cared for abandoned little girls despite their own dire conditions, and many times against the wishes of their family. This is courage and compassion in its purest form.

Mobile Crèches: Caring for Children of Construction Workers

Imagine a child. You see a happy face. The image of a child flashes across one’s mind as that of a happy, carefree, innocent face with sparkling eyes. It conjures up a picture of a dreamlike life. But what...