Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
Podcast Overview: Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, education, and security to the children of sex workers and the victims of trafficking in Kolkata, India. Over the course of the thirty-minute podcast, Urmi shares some alarming truths regarding the harsh realities many women and children suffer through in India, where slavery and sex trafficking are endemic.
Nicholas Kristof on Urmi Basu: