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Women market in Manipur : Symbolizing Women Empowerment

Women market in Manipur : Symbolizing Women Empowerment

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Image Source: handsofcolors.me A women market that reverberates the ethos of North East. Any bustling market in India is characterized by the hustle of people, a wide array of shopkeepers with their goods, and of course, the noise.Ima Keithel in Manipur is no exception.But what sets apart this market? Why this market located in Imphal associates with the history of Manipur?  And why do Manipuris regard this as the "Queen Market"? Ima Keithel is an all-women market. This 500-year-old market with over 5000 traders, all women, is the largest all-women market in Asia and possibly the world too. Ima Keithel which also goes by the names Khwairamband Bazar and Nupi Keithel deals in handloom and handicraft product like earthen pots, knives, shawls, puppets and all kinds of dried fish and
Giving back to the society – The story of Chandni Di

Giving back to the society – The story of Chandni Di

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What do most of us do when we witness the burning problems that inflict the society we live in? While ignorance is a bliss, many consider, there will be a few who would at best sympathize.Beyond that will be the few good samaritans who will raise their voices, try to draw attention to the problem and attempt to garner collective efforts to make a change.But is that it? Does it solve problems faced by the society which are in themselves so deep-rooted in our political and economic system? One of the most notorious social problems that haunt the Indian society even after seven decades of independence is child labour.The tender age which is meant for kids to go to school, learn something new every day, and most importantly live the most carefree days of their lives is for some, a dista