Why Himachali Women Work: A Jam Factory May Have Answers

The all-women team at the Bhuira Jam Factory in Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh. Having a job has meant empowerment in tangible ways. Everyone, even the temporary employees, has a bank account and post office savings schemes.   Bhuira, Himachal Pradesh: No jam was being made that morning at the Bhuira Jam Factory in this remote … Continued

Housework Keeps India’s Women At Home. Some Women Are Changing That

Women listen to Nikhil Kalelkar, a trainer for two-wheel riders, at Heydeedee, a start-up that describes itself as ‘India’s first all-women instant parcel delivery service’. Next week, they will be taking an online test, the first step towards getting a learner’s license, the first step towards driving their own two-wheelers, the first step, hopefully, to … Continued