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Respect In Society, Financial Independence Important, Say Widows From Herwad Village In Maharashtra

Respect In Society, Financial Independence Important, Say Widows From Herwad Village In Maharashtra

Patil said she had faced discrimination in matters of family inheritance and social functions as well. "No woman should face the torture that I experienced after my husband died in 2013,'' she said.

22 May 2022
Remove discrepancies in welfare schemes for defence personnel: Rajasthan Governor

Remove discrepancies in welfare schemes for defence personnel: Rajasthan Governor

Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday issued instructions to remove discrepancies in welfare schemes for defense personnel.

04 May 2022

Lasting Colours: Widows Celebrate Holi At Vrindavan Temple

Around 10 years ago, taking note of the pathetic condition of widows living in Vrindavan, the Supreme Court had asked NGO Sulabh International to look after...

Vrindavan: Widows Celebrate Diwali, Breaking Social Taboos

Vrindavan: Widows Celebrate Diwali, Breaking Social Taboos

Around 100 widows living around the area gathered at Vrindavan's Kesi Ghat and lit colourful diyas to celebrate Diwali. The event, breaking social taboos, was...

03 November 2021

MP Cabinet Rolls Out Rs 1,000 Additional Pension For Widows Of Bhopal Gas Leak Victims

The decision was taken despite the finance department's objections to the proposal of providing additional Rs 1,000 to these women, said Narottam Mishra.

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27 June 2021
Widow Of Gallantry Awardee Denied Annuity After Remarriage, Punjab CM Hints At Policy Change

Widow Of Gallantry Awardee Denied Annuity After Remarriage, Punjab CM Hints At Policy Change

Anjini Dada became a window in 1999 when her husband Major Raman Dada of the 11th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment was killed in action in Assam.


09 April 2019
Widows Of Vrindavan Remain A Forgotten Lot In Elections

Widows Of Vrindavan Remain A Forgotten Lot In Elections

According to an estimate, there are around 5,000-6,000 widows living in Vrindavan, Govardhan, and Radha Kund areas of the Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, which...


29 March 2019
Sherpa Widows In Nepal Break Down Taboos As They Eye Everest

Sherpa Widows In Nepal Break Down Taboos As They Eye Everest

For generations climbing has been firmly the realm of men among the legendary Sherpas of Nepal, tradition dictating women care for the home while their...


10 December 2018
Congress Slams PM Modi's 'Widow' Remark, Asks 'Is This Our Hindu Culture?'

Congress Slams PM Modi's 'Widow' Remark, Asks 'Is This Our Hindu Culture?'

PM Modi was Addressing a rally in Rajasthan when he said, "Who was that Congress’s widow in whose account this money used to go?"


17 November 2018
22 Married Women Receive Widows' Pension In UP While Husbands Are Alive

22 Married Women Receive Widows' Pension In UP While Husbands Are Alive

Cases of 22 married women of allegedly receiving widows' pension under a scheme for the welfare of destitute women have come to light in Sitapur district while...


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05 November 2018
Vrindavan Widows Show The Way To Celebrate Green, Cracker-Free Diwali

Vrindavan Widows Show The Way To Celebrate Green, Cracker-Free Diwali

The widows of Vrindavan are of the view that there is more fun in celebrating Diwali with diyas and flowers than bursting crackers.


15 June 2018
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

A famous temple in Guwahati has a 'bleeding goddess' as the deity; whosoever weds 25-year-old Geeta must swear to aid her in her quest to find her parents;...


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