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Sexual assault survivor now teaches martial arts to women at ‘Red Brigade’

Self-defence technique being taught at Red Brigade (Photo courtesy: EPS)

Self-defence technique being taught at Red Brigade (Photo courtesy: EPS)

A sexual assault survivor named Usha Vishwakarma came up with non-profit organisation Red Brigade? at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh where she teaches martial arts to empower women.

The 33-year-old woman was traumatised after her colleague had sexually assaulted her at a makeshift tin-shade classroom where she taught slum children.

Usha took two years to heal herself from depression and the trauma, which the incident had caused her.

In no time, she confronted the guilty and taught them a lesson. Usha, through Red Brigade ? that mostly has victims of sexual harassment over 12 years of age, teaches them martial arts and various techniques of self-defence.

The girls are seen in red and black ? the colours of danger and protest.

The Red Brigade, a non-profit organisation that operates mostly on donations, now has 100 girls. Since 2011, it has trained over 1.57 lakh girls in martial arts and defence techniques across the country.

Indian Express quoted Usha by saying, Of the 1.57 lakh trained in Nishastra, 56,000 were trained under the Cavach Mission of the state government. We have also imparted training to women staff in about 50 prestigious institutions and organisations such as universities, railways, metros, banks, police, professional educational bodies, and others.


Apart from this, Usha also provides legal aide to women or girls who want to file a case against the molester. So far, she has performed over 700 street plays and conducted almost 225 seminars to encourage raising voice against sexual violence. 

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Devendraji (Fadnavis) takes pride in me earning more than him: Amruta Fadnavis interview

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Banker, social activist and singer Amruta Fadnavis, in a freewheeling chat on Nation Next Adda, speaks about her latest song, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, her courtship and marriage with husband and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and much more.

 
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Elderly couple mauled by tiger on their way from Narsinghpur to Nagpur

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Representational image (Picture by Sarosh Lodhi)

Representational image (Picture by Sarosh Lodhi)

An elderly couple was mauled by a tiger in Chor Bawali on January 25 while on their way from Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh) to Nagpur on January 25. The couple was accompanied by their 25-year-old son in a car. Following the tiger attack, the couple was admitted to Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur.

While on their way to Nagpur, the family of three stopped near Chor Bawali for passing urine. When the 58-year-old woman got out of the car, the tiger, which was probably wounded by a previous vehicular assault, caught hold of the woman’s hand and bit her thumb. When the woman’s husband stepped out of the car to help his wife, the tiger attacked him as well and injured his right leg. A terrfied son started throwing stones at the tiger, who eventually ran away.

The couple was given first aid by the bystanders before being driven to Nagpur by the son to Kingsway hospital. Speaking to Nation Next, treating surgeon Dr Prakash Jain informed that the family was terrified when it arrived at the hospital. Dr Jain said: “The couple is now stable. Tiger mauling is always serious. The couple was lucky to have sustained minor injuries in the incident.”

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‘Dolo 650’ memes take social media by storm as 3rd COVID wave boosts paracetamol sales

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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has made terms like ‘oximeter,’ ‘saturation level,’ ‘quarantine,’ and ‘N95’ a part of our daily vocabulary. Another thing, which has gained immense popularity over the last two years is the paracetamol tablet ‘Dolo 650,’ which has been prescribed by doctors during 1st, 2rd and now the 3rd wave of the pandemic in India.

The popularity of tablet, which is manufactured by Micro labs, has led several to several memes on the internet. Dilip Surana, Chairman and Managing Director of Micro Labs, expressed his surprise at the unexpected popularity of the drug in an interview with Money Control. He said: It has always been a popular brand among doctors across India. However, we did not expect the kind of popularity that Dolo-650 gained recently because we have never advertised the tablet directly to the public.

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