Kadhal Aran - How an app is helping couples escape honour killing
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StoriesAsia

Kadhal Aran - How an app is helping couples escape honour killing

Kadhal Aran - How an app is helping couples escape honour killing In India, inter-caste marriages can get you killed. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB in India), 3560 cases were reported with motive as “Honour Killing.” The organisations working on the ground to prevent caste-based atrocities say that the number is grossly inaccurate and could be much higher. They estimate that more than 190 honour killing incidents have taken place since 2014 in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu alone. In 2016, when Bharathi, who runs one such organization called ‘Aran’, heard about the Shankar-Kausalya honour killing incident that took place in the Udumalpet district of Tamil Nadu, India, he spurned into action. Deeply affected by the horrifying incident, he started making preparations for a moblie based application to help inter-caste couples get married and seek the protection of the law. Thus ‘Kadhal Aran’ app, which means ‘Save Love’ in Tamil, was born. StoriesAsia member Journalist, Nantha Kishore, traveled to the Pollachi district in Tamil Nadu recently to talk to Bharathi. He also spent time with two couples who used the app to escape from getting honour killed. Follow StoriesAsia: Instagram: https://instagram.com/stories.asia Twitter: https://twitter.com/stories_asia Facebook: https://facebook.com/StoriesAsia Website: https://storiesasia.org/ #honourkilling #technology #App
Guiness Winner 'Election King' Who Has Never Won An Election | The Wire and OZY
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The Wire

Guiness Winner 'Election King' Who Has Never Won An Election | The Wire and OZY

Dr. K Padmarajan aka 'Election King' has contested as an Independent candidate from many seats in various elections since 1988 but has never won an election. To be precise, he has filed a total of 201 nominations until now. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, K. Padmarajan even contested against Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad and in 1991 he contested against P.V. Narsimha Rao. Not so surprisingly, the Guinness Book of world record listed him as the world's "most unsuccessful candidate". Watch his unique life story here. Brought to you by OZY and The Wire. This video originally appeared on OZY. Check out more from OZY: https://youtube.com/ozy Like The Wire? Click here to support us: https://thewire.in/support The founding premise of The Wire is this: if good journalism is to survive and thrive, it can only do so by being both editorially and financially independent. This means relying principally on contributions from readers and concerned citizens who have no interest other than to sustain a space for quality journalism. As a publication, The Wire will be firmly committed to the public interest and democratic values. We publish in four different languages! For English, visit www.thewire.in for Hindi: http://thewirehindi.com/ for Urdu: http://thewireurdu.com for Marathi: https://marathi.thewire.in If you are a young writer or a creator, you can submit articles, essays, photos, poetry – anything that’s straight out of your imagination – to LiveWire, The Wire’s portal for the young, by the young. https://livewire.thewire.in/ You can also follow The Wire’s social media platforms and engage with us. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheWire/ https://www.facebook.com/TheWireHindi/ https://www.facebook.com/TheWireUrdu/ https://www.facebook.com/TheWireMarathi/ Twitter https://twitter.com/thewire_in https://twitter.com/thewirehindi https://twitter.com/TheWireUrdu https://twitter.com/TheWireMarathi https://twitter.com/livewire Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thewirein/ https://www.instagram.com/livewirein/ Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to never miss a video from The Wire!