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Suvarna Nanasaheb Bhandge's (centre) husband gave her the confidence to step out and attend gram sabha meetings, which paved the way for her to become the Sarpanch of Hatid village in 2012. (Credit: Suchismita Pai\WFS)

Men For Women At The Panchayat

[By Suchismita Pai] Solapur (WFS) – It was extreme anxiety that drove Sampata Shivaji Babar and Kalavati Sambhaji Babar to Baburao Sadashiv Bhajnavle. In Manegaon village of Maharashtra’s Solapur district, women were not just expected to keep quiet, they were also expected to be invisible. On the domestic front they had to take on the responsibility of running the household ...

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Gangathla villagers at the spot where Panchayat met last month

Distorted media reports leads to Khurja woman being abandoned by family

[By Narendra Kaushik] Khurja:  The case of Sarita (name changed), a housewife in Gangthla Village in Khurja sub division of Bulandshahr District, is an example of how media and vernacular television channels in particular sensationalize, fabricate and distort news to catch eyeballs and improve their television rating points (TRPs). Sarita (25), wife of one Bilkesh, was asked by a Panchayat ...

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