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LIFE

 |  3-minute read
Child Labour, Youtube channels, Boram, YouTube

Child stars of social media: 6-year-old buys Rs 55 crore house by running a YouTube channel. Is this child labour?

A six-year-old is just too young to express if s/he wants to be part of a video or start a YouTube channel. Or even desires the multiple kinds of attention she's going to get via the Internet.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Bachpan bachao andolan, Kailash Satyarthi, Sivakasi, Diwali

First crack in the firecracker industry to curb child labour

Despite campaigns like Bachpan Bachao Andolan, the employment of children in firecracker units is rampant, endangering their health and lives.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
World day against child labour, Education, Work, Child Labour

15 to 18 year-olds working: Are they even ready yet?

Our society often confuses adolescents as 'adults' and unfortunately pushes them into a world of work which they are not prepared for.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Lok Sabha Polls, Child Labour, Congress, BJP

Who's saving the children? Will child rights ever be a focus for our politicians?

It's the only way India can live up to its promises for the generation of today and tomorrow.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Child Labour

Child Labour Amendment Bill puts kids at risk: Activists write to President

The Bill, if it becomes an Act, will have devastating physical and mental health consequences for the children of India.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Children, Kailash Satyarthi, Child Labour

How Child Labour Amendment Bill actually endangers children

Aligning labour legislations rather than social legislations will dilute the spirit of the Act and adversely impact children.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Human Trafficking, Child Labour, Kailash Satyarthi

What talking to survivors of child labour and trafficking taught me

I felt naïve in the wake of their escape.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Kailash Satyarthi, Child Labour

How Kailash Satyarthi saved Fardeen, Ranveer and others

Former child labourers recount how Bachpan Bachao Andolan helped him become a better person.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Book Extract, Rekha Kalindi, Child Labour, Child Marriage

This girl decided to say 'no' to forced marriage

[Book extract] Rekha Kalindi became a role model when she refused to be a bride at the age of 11.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
BJP, Narendra Modi, Child Labour

Will PM Modi read this letter from a boy in Hyderabad?

Sir, I am told you tell everyone "acche din aane waale hain". I want to see them too.