Monthly Archives

November 2016

India’s Street Children: WHY?

  • 30th November 2016

When I first visited India in 2009, I could not but notice the number of street children hanging around in the... Continue Reading

On Tender Hands & Pristine Hearts

  • 30th November 2016

“Tender hands and pristine hearts, slender bodies and dreaming minds….but enslaved in the chains of labour and abuse.” The inhumane world... Continue Reading

The Unintentional Consequences of Diwali Firecrackers

  • 30th November 2016

When you first think of Diwali – the Hindu Festival of Light – what comes to mind? Perhaps you thought of... Continue Reading

On Child Marriage

  • 30th November 2016

Children like toys. They like playing outside too. Perhaps, they also like getting married? The first two statements are stereotypes, and... Continue Reading

Child Wellfare

  • 29th November 2016

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The Continuum of Care

  • 28th November 2016

Millions of children in India are not able to live with their families due to conflict, exploitation, extreme poverty or lack... Continue Reading

On Child Labour

  • 28th November 2016

Two days after her arrival, Maya ate her first meal in silence. Meanwhile, the sky roared, it was raining hard. Maya... Continue Reading

Child sexual abuse: On the joys of ordinariness

  • 28th November 2016

I was giving a talk on child sexual abuse at the local university the next day, and mentioned this to my... Continue Reading

Child sexual abuse: On the songs of tomorrow

  • 28th November 2016

When I meet other survivors, it comes with that strange sense of knowing: knowing that our childhoods were different from others.... Continue Reading

Child sexual abuse: On the rains

  • 28th November 2016

Oh, what relief the rains can bring! One can almost feel the palpable gratitude of the rainforest tree outside my first... Continue Reading