Advocacy

Education is the Key to Reduce Child Marriage: CRY

Reading Time: 3 minutesCRY welcomes Bihar government’s move to combat child marriage and advocates that it can only be achieved by ensuring that girls get to complete higher secondary education before they reach the legally prescribed age for marriage. A report in Different Truths.       In spite of an overall decline in the rate of marriage among young girls […]

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Three Findings on Learning to Live with Alzheimer

Reading Time: 2 minutesRitambhara reminds us what we need to do to ensure that elders in our family, in the neighbourhood or around us, are taken good care of to avoid one of the worst forms of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. Here’s a special feature, on the occasion of the World Alzheimer’s Day, on Sept. 21 (Thursday), this year. […]

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Elderly Urinary Incontinence: The Feeling of Being Tied to the Toilet

Reading Time: 5 minutesRita talks about one of the embarrassing problems that elders or their families face, urinary incontinence or lack of control of the bladder. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. A trip to the bathroom is something most people can easily delay. But for the millions who suffer from urinary incontinence, delaying […]

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Why Jaishankar Prasad Deserves the Bharat Ratna?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis article is written with the intention to generate support for the candidacy for Bharat Ratna award for Jaishankar Prasad, a Hindi language legend, simultaneously spreading awareness about his contribution to Hindi literature. A community called, ‘Bharat Ratna for Jaishankar Prasad’ has started a campaign for Bharat Ratna award in Varanasi on 30th August 2017. […]

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Eye Care Tips for the Elderly

Reading Time: 4 minutesRita tells us about the necessity of eye care for the elders, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Problems with eyesight can occur at any age, but chances of acquiring vision disorders are more common in seniors. This possibility significantly increases for a person after the age of 65, which is why it is […]

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Three Incidents, One Cause: Deaths to Liberate Tibet

Reading Time: 2 minutesEswar tells us about the supreme sacrifice of Tibetan people to liberate their land. For the first time in the history of Mankind, a Nobel Prize winner died in custody. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths. The last three weeks were filled with emotions. Emotions that were not let out, but […]

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Using Home Cameras to Monitor the Elderly

Reading Time: 4 minutesRita tells us how technology can be used to take care of the elders, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. We’ve always had our parents keep tabs on us and that’s something we often take as a given. But what happens when our parents become old and require medical care? It becomes our responsibility to keep […]

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Students Debate Global Child Rights Issues at Model United Nations

Reading Time: 2 minutesCRY organised a two-day debating session called Model United Nations in Kolkata. A report in Different Truths. The rain-soaked city of Kolkata witnessed a bunch of young students step into the shoes of seasoned diplomats, and talk about serious global issues ranging from child rights to cross-border human trafficking, stated a media release of CRY. […]

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Bad to the Bone: How to Effectively Manage Osteoporosis – II

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn the second part on Osteoporosis, Rita tells us the precautions, care and effective management of the disease, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Treatment Although you can’t completely reverse osteoporosis, there are ways to manage it. Once you know you have osteoporosis, you have many options for treating the condition and strengthening […]

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