COME, TELL ME HOW YOU LIVE

It has become a cliché; almost a necessary cliché these days to say that there are two India’s. It is a no brainer to see and feel/experience these 2 Indias. One which glitters and glows like a jewel. With starry lights and seductive looks she ensnares us, and numbs us into a false sense of intoxication and well being.READ MORE

TRIBUTE TO A TROUBLED CHILD (HOOD)

I have stopped taking the train to office and it was high time I stopped. Mumbai local trains are now overflowing and you are not sure you can get down where you want to. So now I commute by the State Transport buses. Conductors are mostly arrogant and drivers drive as if they are taking you on your last journey.

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A BRIEF REFLECTION ON MY TWO DAYS IN LATUR

by Eric Linge

I am an active volunteer with CRY America, and basically what we do in CRY America is fundraise for projects in India. I was working for a private company in Mumbai over the summer, and while in Mumbai I took the opportunity to visit one of CRY’s projects in the interiors of Maharashtra. Specifically I visited a collection of villages around the town of Latur.

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OUR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

Hi, being a PTA member of the Bombay Cambridge School, I have had opportunities to interact with a few parents, teachers and the Principal, and have always felt the need to reach out to many more parents.
The school magazine came as an opportunity to reach out to many more parents and children as the magazine is given out to every child.READ MORE

THE GIRL CHILD

I have only one request.

I do not ask for money

Although I have need of it,

I do not ask for meat . . .

I have only one request,

And all I ask is

That you remove

The road block

From my path.

– Song of an African Woman

When US citizen Sunita Williams literally reached for the stars, Indians back home were ecstatic, for Sunita is of Indian origin!

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CHILD ABUSE AND YOU…

We are such huge a notion of so many orthodox and customary beliefs, but we tend to overlook the most prevalent of sins in the society… Child Sexual Abuse. Young and impressionable minds are put through this torture unknowingly, and the worst part is that these kids do not know how to express it, for fear of rejection or anything

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REALLY GOLDEN???

Sixty years of independence, growing literacy rates, splurging economies… But is it really a golden era for the Indian child?

Streets of Delhi are still full with abundant child beggars, who are used as pawns by merciless people to gain easy money. Come a traffic signal, and 10s of kids jump up on the car windows to sell magazines and pirated books.

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PREM Visit

PREM- People’s Rural Education Movement

We started our journey on the 24th of June, 2007. I met Shilpa at VT station at 7:15pm and we thus walked to platform no. 7, where the Vidharba Express stood waiting for us! We found Sanjay sitting in the train anxiously looking for us, and there began our long and interesting trip to the beautiful Chikaldhara. We reached Badnera station on the 25th of June, at 6:40am.

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The Demons Within

As long as there is hunger

I suffer from it
As long as there are tears
I flow with them
As long as there is someone trampled
I am smothered
As long as there is no dignity
I have none
As long as there is ignorance
I am blind
As long as there are murders foul
I roam, restless and angry as a ghoulREAD MORE

HERE COMES THE SUN – REACHING OUT THE RICHIE HAVENS WAY

“Freedom freedom freedom freedom
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
a long way from my home…

Sometimes I feel like I’m almost gone
A long long way from my home”

Richie Havens, one of the most soulful singers this planet has, sang this moving number at Woodstock 1969. And what better way to express the plight of children the world over than with these words.

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About Us

Child Rights and You (CRY) is an Indian non-profit that believes in every child’s right to a childhood – to live, learn, grow and play. For nearly 4 decades, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities across 23 states to ensure sustainable change in the live of over 2 million underprivileged children.