Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

Personal grief or collective pain, women at forefront of struggles

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Life is tough as it is. But often it is doubly tough. On the International Women’s Day, we pay a tribute to the spirit of women as they go about their chores – at work on the streets for the sake of their families, or to protest for causes close to their hearts.

We dig into our archives to take out some photographs that show stories of courage from the streets of Delhi, India.

A woman vendor sells Indian flags by the roadside in Delhi to the supporters of the anti-graft movement that shook India in 2011.


Tibetan woman in Delhi protests against immolations of monks in Tibet.


A Burmese refugee has fun with her little baby.

A Burmese refugee in New Delhi, India, has fun with her little baby.


Young Indian women pose for photographers at the Delhi Slut Walk.

Young women pose for photographers at the Delhi Slut Walk.


Somalian women prepare for a traditional dance ceremony in New Delhi

Somalian women prepare for a traditional dance ceremony in New Delhi on the occasion of the World Refugee Day.


Anti corruption protester in Delhi.

The anti corruption protests that spread across India in 2011 also had a large number of women protesters































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Rahul is a Delhi-based journalist and a photographer. He has worked for various newspapers and magazines in various capacities including as a Reporter and also as an Editor. He has the experience of working in the international development sector. Rahul's areas of interest are urban set-ups & cities, travel and tourism, water & environment, NGOs and the development sector. He has received a number of international awards which include the Chevening scholarship by the British Council to study at the University of Westminster; a training programme by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Reporting on HIV/AIDS; and an international course by Radio Netherlands on Internet. He is currently working on two books and hopes to see them in print soon (hopefully). He also has held solo photo-exhibitions on one of his favourite themes 'The Greens of Delhi', including one at Alliance Francaise at New Delhi on the World Environment Day in June 2011.