Offbeat | Amrita Kohli | Thursday July 23, 2015
"I had no choice but to do this kind of work," says Maiya in a soul stirring video that traces her journey as a sex worker in Kolkata to working as a supervisor in a soap-making company.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday June 26, 2015
Sex workers of Kolkata's Sonagachi, considered Asia's largest red light area, will launch an awareness campaign against drug use among customers.
Mumbai News | Written by Nikita Niraj Arora, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Saturday May 16, 2015
Residents of Mumbai's Kamathipura, considered Asia's largest red light district, have mounted a campaign to place a curb on the sex trade in the area. Sex workers however have expressed helplessness, even as activists claim the move would only open up the area to property developers.
India News | Adrija Bose | Tuesday May 12, 2015
Her photo accompanies her short blog; her name does not. She has been the focus of media attention for her earlier accomplishments, some of which she refers to on Facebook.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Monday March 23, 2015
Police in West Bengal were left red-faced when a raid on a red light area in Asansol discovered four constables along with a convicted murderer whom they were supposed to be guarding, according to a report.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday January 13, 2015
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) which has succeeded in imparting education to jail inmates has now reached the infamous lanes of the red light area in Nagpur.
Kolkata News | Agencies | Sunday August 17, 2014
Sex workers in Sonagachi, Kolkata's largest red light area, have been asked not to entertain customers from Africa, who are regular visitors to the place, in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Saturday January 11, 2014
Since January 5, a 23-year-old software engineer from Hyderabad, who had arrived in Mumbai to resume work after her Christmas break, has been missing
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 10, 2013
Sex workers adorning weapons and ornaments to Goddess Durga idol for the first time at Sonagachi (Red light area) on the occasion of Durga puja, in Kolkata
IANS, New Delhi | Wednesday May 15, 2013
Amsterdam Kitchen and Bar, a newly opened restaurant here, has taken inspiration from Amsterdam's De Wallen area that is considered as "the most famous red-light district in the world".Located at South court mall, Saket, the place represents the spirited...
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday April 14, 2012
Allowing the plea of 15 Andhra Pradesh women rescued from a red light area in Delhi who were opposing their transfer to their home state from a reform home in the Capital, the Delhi High Court on Friday directed their immediate release.
South | Press Trust of India | Friday April 13, 2012
The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the National Commission for Women and the Delhi Commission of Women to respond to pleas of some of the girls, rescued from a red light area, that they were not willing to go back to Andhra Pradesh. A bench comprising of Justice S Ravinder Bhatt and Justice SP Garg directed the two associations to file their re...
World News | Reuters | Monday March 19, 2012
Their faces painted heavy with make-up, teenage girls in short, tight blouses and long petticoats loiter in squalid alleys, laughing and gesturing to potential clients who roam Tangail town's infamous red light area in the early evening. There is no shortage of men looking for "company" in Kandapara slum, a labyrinth of tiny lanes - lined cheek-by-...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday October 19, 2011
An unsuspecting woman on the verge of being thrust head-long into a life of prostitution found unexpected and unlikely saviours in the form of Commercial Sex Workers (CSW) in Mumbai's oldest red-light area, Kamathipura. Their presence of mind and compassion resulted in the arrest of a human trafficker, who was trying to sell off his new bride to a ...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Wednesday February 23, 2011
In the second phase of the Census, some of the city's teachers entrusted with collecting data for the exhaustive unique identification project had the task of enumerating the residents of Kamathipura, the largest red-light area in the world. The experience did not elicit an encore from them, as became obvious from their accounts.The teachers, quite...
Mumbai News | mid-day.com | Thursday February 10, 2011
In an incident that has left its eyewitnesses shell shocked, a man stabbed a prostitute to death, and followed it by stabbing himself to death as well. At 9.30 last night, a man, later identified as Pandurang, ventured into the red light area of VP Road in south Mumbai, looking for a prostitute. He stumbled upon the door of Laxmi Kamble. Follo...
World News | Associated Press | Thursday January 13, 2011
Workers in the world's oldest profession are about to get a lesson in the harsh reality of Europe's new age of austerity.The Dutch government has warned prostitutes who advertise their wares in the famed windows of Amsterdam's red light district to expect a business-only visit from the taxman.Prostitution has flourished in Amsterdam since the 1600s...
Sarika | Thursday January 6, 2011
The latest dope on Reema Kagti's new project with Aamir Khan is that the director plans to shoot the film in red light area.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 30, 2010
Fancy tiles have replaced the otherwise paan-stained walls and English lessons are being given to the residents of a red light area here ahead of the Commonwealth Games.