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While Kashmiris afflicted with depression have the option of seeking faith healers or mental health professionals, the stigma of mental illness deters many from getting psychiatric help.
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Tang Raw, an ethnic Kachin from northern Burma, says he lost four brothers to drugs and was heavily addicted to heroin himself, until he discovered the Christian religion.
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Considered “untouchable” during their menstrual periods, Hindu women sleep apart from their families, refrain from attending religious festivities and must use unhygienic absorption methods.
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Though health concerns are growing due to the decomposing bodies, the victims have not been buried because officials have not finished identifying the dead.
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Today, hundreds of female tempo drivers ply the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. The woman who paved the way for all of them is Laxmi Sharma, Nepal’s first female tempo driver.
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In India, religion and the accompanying ceremonies and rituals are all encompassing and pervade every sphere of life - be it business, politics, launch of a film or even the launch of a satellite.
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Mani is a talented person and accomplished journalist who suffers from a progressive condition that results in blindness and affects about one in 300 in India.
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The few religious leaders who spoke up following the inhuman gang-rape of a young Indian woman ended up perpetuating the very mentality behind the bestiality.
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Fernando and Jose,106 and 104, are among the oldest WWII veterans in the world. Both are devout Catholics who attribute their survival during the war to their faith in God and constant prayers.
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Thousands of displaced Burmese children in rural refugee camps await the end of hostilities, with no formal education or hope of attending a university.
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