Society

Social media the new Covid helpline in face of healthcare collapse

Social media the new Covid helpline in face of hea...

May 14, 2021

In a country where social media platforms have long become synonymous with hatred, fake news and doctored images and videos, used to divide people on the lines of religion, caste, gender and even political inclination, over the past few weeks, the same platforms have helped the c...

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International Nurses Day: Blurring lines of gender in healthcare

International Nurses Day: Blurring lines of gender...

May 12, 2021

India has recorded a spike in demand for male nurses amid the pandemic. The reason being that a lot of women have quit their jobs in fear of infection or of taking it home and passing it on to their family. “I am a frontline worker. I work as a nurse and most probably, I [&hell...

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Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal: Giving a dignified farewell to Covid victims

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal: Giving a dignified ...

May 10, 2021

The government seems to have abdicated during the second wave of the pandemic, leaving the people to struggle on their own for oxygen, hospital beds, ambulances or even for the last rites of their loved ones. Fortunately, several NGOs have stepped in to help and provide solace an...

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DFY lends a caring hand in pandemic, Covid-19, New Delhi

DFY lends a caring hand in pandemic, Covid-19, New...

May 5, 2021

As the Delhi government is overwhelmed with the rising number of cases in the second wave of Covid-19, leading to a severe shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supply, several NGOs have stepped in to lend a helping hand. Doctors For You (DFY) is one such NGO that has been playing...

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Dangers beyond mines for coal mine workers in India

Dangers beyond mines for coal mine workers in Indi...

May 4, 2021

“Coal mining continues to be one of the most hazardous professions in our society. Even today, coal miners continue to face a work environment that is inherently toxic and unhealthy. Coal miners walk away with significant health impairments and shorter life expectancies than...

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Unconstructed safety net of construction workers in India

Unconstructed safety net of construction workers i...

April 28, 2021

Every morning, groups of men and women squat on pavements in various streets of Delhi, hoping to find the day’s job. They carry their tools and often a measly meal in their bags. Their clothing worn and their skin leathery, the expressions on their faces are weary and resigned....

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Pandemic puts pupils in peril

Pandemic puts pupils in peril

April 26, 2021

The education sector all around the world and especially in India has been grappling with the sudden transformation from classroom teaching to digital education. The sudden shift of mode of teaching has made many students vulnerable to stress and anxiety of coping up with the tr...

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Anticipating prolonged lockdown, migrant workers flee again in repeat of 2020

Anticipating prolonged lockdown, migrant workers f...

April 20, 2021

After barely a year, the haunting images are back from various metropolises across the country. Thousands of migrants, carrying their meagre household goods, rushing to the nearest railway station or bus stand, like the Inter State Bus Terminus at Anand Vihar, in East Delhi,  to...

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What weekend curfew in Delhi looked like

What weekend curfew in Delhi looked like

April 17, 2021

Stark empty streets, shops shuttered down, near empty public transport, abandoned tourism monuments and deserted spiritual places defined Saturday, the first day of the two-day curfew imposed by the Delhi government in a desperate bid to cut down the spread of the coronavirus pan...

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World Haemophilia Day: Battling lethal bleeding disorder

World Haemophilia Day: Battling lethal bleeding di...

April 16, 2021

When four-year-old Piyush Tanti, slightly injured his forehead while playing, he began bleeding profusely and he had to be hospitalised where his parents were told that there was an urgent requirement of AHF VIII to stop his bleeds and if the bleeding was not stopped in time it w...

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