business
5 ARTICLES
WOMEN ARTISANS
Breaking the male bastion of Kumartuli

Women are making a mark in a profession almost entirely dominated by men. Shoma Chatterji talks to the women idol makers of Kumartuli to find out about their struggle and success.

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SOLAR POWER
Meet the solar sisters
SOLAR POWER : Meet the solar sisters

In remote villages of Rajasthan women are assembling small, portable solar lamps and then travelling to different hamlets in the region to retail them. Renu Rakesh reports.

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CRAFT & EMPOWERMENT
Arifa shows how business is done
CRAFT & EMPOWERMENT : Arifa shows how business is done

In conflict-stricken region of Kashmir where women are sheltered and house-bound, it's next to impossible for a woman to be an entrepreneur. Making it possible are women like Arifa, who overcame various challenges to start her own crafts store in Srinagar. Renu Agal meets Arifa to write her inspiring story.

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Charting their own course
WOMEN IN BUSINESS : Charting their own course
Stifled by a culture of incredulity, public and private lenders alike have made little progress in supporting women-run businesses, In such a scenario, self-help groups, better able to judge women's plans for themselves, have taken up the slack, but there is still a long road to travel for aspiring businesswomen. Puja Awasthi reports.
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Barefoot, female and a Solar Engineer
The Social Work Research Centre addresses community problems by building upon people's skills, and placing the solutions in their own hands.
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