Shanta bai, “woman of substance,” (based in Mumbai) is nothing short of an entrepreneur, who has spent her life combining domestic service with micro-enterprises that include a taxi service. She has raised […]
“This photo was taken during the Joy Of Giving Week in 2010. Along with Ms .Malathi, trustee of Tanker foundation, we visited 5 orphanages and fed 650 orphan children. The above photo […]
Meghna Guhathakurta and Rina Barman of ICSSR with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, 1973 during the visit of the 1st Education Commission of Bangladesh to India (contributor Meghna Guhathakurta)
Basanti Guhathakurta, present in the picture, along with Dr. Khudrat e Khoda, renowned scientist and chair of the Education Commission, talking with President V.V. Giri , Raj Bhavan, New Delhi (1973). Photo […]
“Meeting with President V.V.Giri of India 1973 , accompanying my mother with the Khudrat e Khoda Education Commission. Seen in the picture are my mother Basanti Guhathakurta, and Prof. M.U. Ahmed, psychologist, […]
1954: Basanti Guhathakurta, headmistress of Maniza Rahman Girls School, Gandaria, Dhaka (old town), back row standing 4th from left, during a cultural function. Centre front row: Begum Shamsunnahar, writer and student of Rokeya […]
Aideu Handique, the first heroine of Assamese cinema. Photo submitted by Nilim Dutta.
Potter in Beldaur panchayat, Khagaria, 28.1.2011. “Many female artisans, indulge in pottery work to establish an alternative and local source of livelihood for existence.” Photo contributed by Eklavya Prasad.
Deepa Malik, wheelchair bound athelete and ATV car rallyist, 13.09.09, Ahmednagar. Photo submitted by Ashish Verma.
Deepali Dharmadhikari, two-wheeler mechanic, 15.09.09, Pune. Photo submitted by Ashish Verma.
Firdaus Sheikh, stunt biker, 17.01.10, Pune. Photo submitted by Ashish Verma.
Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photo submitted by Lokendra Singh Kot (Bhopal).
Harshini Kanhekar, Fire Officer, 22.12.09, Mehsana (Gujarat). Photo contributed by Ashish Verma.
Photo taken in Kanikaipair, on the way to Periyapalayam from Redhills, 19.03.2011. Contributed by R. Kasiviswanathan.
Photo submitted by Putul Tiwari.
Construction worker in Golahalli, outskirts of Bangalore. “The lady was working on the construction of a primary school building. There were 40 people listed for the job but only she turned up […]
Photo submitted by Putul Tiwari.
“An early morning sight of a woman sweeping the streets of an educational institution in Mumbai. Women have been historically pushed to the margins in the caste hierarchy… . This is particularly […]
Photo taken at Shivaji Nagar bus stand. Submitted by Putul Tiwari.
Photo taken in 2010. Submitted by Putul Tiwari.
Flower seller in Perambur, Tamil Nadu, India, 26.3.2011. Photo submitted by Gowtham Raj.
“Most of the women in in Devegere, a village on the outskirts of Bangalore, are barely literate. They are engaged in sericulture (silk farming), which is the only source of income of […]
“A woman salvages burnt utensils from the remains of what used to be her house until last evening. On the evening of the 2nd of March, a fire that broke out in […]
“A woman holds her daughter by her side as they wait for the waves to return to their feet on a beach. All around the world, parenthood is celebrated. But for many […]
“Vaishali Patil, a Konkani activist, is at the forefront of the struggle against the coming up of the proposed Nuclear Power Plant at Jaitapur in Maharashtra. Women like Vaishali from all walks […]