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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Author: Apurva Borar

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From Policy to Progress: How Bihar’s Alcohol Ban Is Empowering Women

In the pursuit of a society where every woman finds solace within her home and community, away from the clutches of domestic violence and with assured equal rights, the state government of Bihar implemented a profound policy shift in 2016—a…
Women pick tea leaves on a tea plantation

Steeping in Struggle: The Plight of Tea Plantation Workers in Darjeeling

It was a beautiful rainy Tuesday morning when I was greeted by the pleasant whistle of the toy train on my way to one of the most famous tea gardens in the Darjeeling district. The tea garden supervisor had told…