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Varsha Singh

Varsha is our chai-o-holic senior editor. Always attentive to details, she ensures you get well edited copies and interesting topics to read! She enjoys solo travels but doesn't mind travelling from home too, watching a good movie!

Varsha Singh

The city that never sleeps has fallen asleep

The city that never sleeps has fallen asleep

April 1, 2020

The Maximum City that has survived terror attacks, floods, riots and everything else that mankind or nature could throw at it has been shut in due to the nationwide lockdown. Stark empty streets, vacant beaches, deserted railway stations and abandoned tourism monuments have been the defining elements of the city since the lockdown began. A […]

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Corona lockdown: Abandoned in our miseries, say slum dwellers

Corona lockdown: Abandoned in our miseries, say slum dwellers

March 28, 2020

A day after the Indian government announced relief packages for the vulnerable sections, slum dwellers complain of receiving no help from the government since the lockdown.

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Corona impact: Virus delivers double whammy to the voiceless

Corona impact: Virus delivers double whammy to the voiceless

March 26, 2020

Two days after the 21-day nationwide lockdown began the government has finally announced INR 1.7 trillion (USD 24 billion) relief package,amidst reports of thousands of migrant workers returning home on foot and fears of starvation. The enormity of the challenge before the government is looming large.

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Creating chaos in the times of Corona

Creating chaos in the times of Corona

March 24, 2020

As soon as the Prime Minister announced the 21-day countrywide lockdown people forgot everything about social distancing and rushed to their nearest shops in a mass panic buying.

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Locked down versus locked out

Locked down versus locked out

March 24, 2020

India was the first one to reach out to its citizens stranded in different countries as the COVID-19 started spreading. However, as the country gears up to fight the deadly battle, is it leaving the most vulnerable citizens, thousands of students, stuck abroad to fight their own battles?

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Death penalty in India: A questionable debate

Death penalty in India: A questionable debate

March 22, 2020

The hanging of four persons convicted for the brutal rape and murder in ‘Nirbhaya’ case in Delhi on Friday brings the issue of death penalty back in focus. Is death sentence a deterrent?

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Indian judiciary & government

Indian judiciary & government

March 20, 2020

One of the most important pillars and guardians of Indian democracy, the judiciary has been under a cloud as judges cross numerous red lines.

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International Women’s Day 2020: The every day of women’s day

International Women’s Day 2020: The every day of women’s day

March 8, 2020

Here’s to 45 years of celebrating women’s day where we call for gender equality on one day and then get back to the routine life the other 364 days of the year, and women are far, too far from anything resembling parity with men in any field.

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European skill delegates brought to India by EIFE

European skill delegates brought to India by EIFE

February 22, 2020

India is the world’s youngest country, with 64 pc of the population in the working age. Approximately 70 million additional individuals of working age (aged between 15-59 years) are expected to enter the country’s labour force by 2023. Abundant in human resource, the Indian mainland is bubbling with skilling opportunities. Indian skill ecosystem is potentially […]

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Healthcare in India needs urgent injection of funds

Healthcare in India needs urgent injection of funds

February 20, 2020

With the world’s largest poor population, India’s low public health spending has serious implications. Besides low funding, poor infrastructure and shortage of doctors, the shortcoming for India’s public healthcare system are too many.

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School charged with sedition over a play

School charged with sedition over a play

February 8, 2020

The management of a school in Karnataka is charged with sedition following a school play that mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Police all over India are increasingly turning to one of the most draconian laws to crush dissent.

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Budget 2020-21: A battle of unequals

Budget 2020-21: A battle of unequals

February 6, 2020

With consumption at a four-decade low and unemployment at a 45-year high, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman missed the opportunity to use the budget to boost the economy and mitigate the problems of rural India. The Indian budget for fiscal year 2021, starting in March, was presented a few days ago, amidst large-scale social and political […]

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