Society

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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Baisakhi at Tikri border: Colours of celebration & patriotism

Baisakhi at Tikri border: Colours of celebration &...

April 13, 2021

Beside the dusty road at Pakoda Chowk crossing, Bahadurgarh, near Tikri border, a group of middle-aged men can be seen preparing for a wrestling match to be held this evening. About 15-20 young men and teenagers are busy arranging chairs, music system and preparing the mud ground...

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Pandemic heaps more hardship on street children

Pandemic heaps more hardship on street children

April 11, 2021

Wearing a worn-out pair of shoes that are too big for his feet and no clothes on his body, 6-year-old Raja plays with a toy dog given to him by an NGO about a week ago. Beside Raja, stands 7-year-old Puja, his sister, eagerly waiting for her turn to play with the toy. Puja, weari...

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World Health Day: Sedentary lifestyle, stress, stigma leads to rising cases of PCOS in India

World Health Day: Sedentary lifestyle, stress, sti...

April 7, 2021

Lifestyle diseases, a phenomenon that was largely unheard of till about a generation earlier, have become so common now that 61 pc deaths in India in 2016 were caused due to non-communicable diseases (NCD), says Lifestyle Diseases: Body Burden, a study conducted by the New Delh...

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India ranks 140 among 156 countries on WEF’s Global Gender Gap index

India ranks 140 among 156 countries on WEF’s Glo...

April 5, 2021

Iceland is the world’s best country for gender equality and Afghanistan the worst, a World Economic Forum index shows. Overall, this year’s report finds that progress has stagnated, with widening gender gaps in political empowerment globally. That means at the current rate, i...

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World Autism Awareness Day: Special schools joust with Covid19 to teach autistic children

World Autism Awareness Day: Special schools joust ...

April 1, 2021

Every day at 10 am, a group of about 20 children, aged between 3-20 years, wait in line in a locality in west Delhi for the gates of their school to open. Teachers take special care to escort the kids from the gates to their respective classrooms. Presently functioning at 40 pc c...

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International Transgender Day of Visibility: Third gender’s struggle for equality

International Transgender Day of Visibility: Third...

March 31, 2021

“Earlier, while growing up, I used to think that I am the only boy in this world who feels like a girl, talks like a girl and who wants to dress up like girls. However, about 20 years ago all that changed when I met a group of transgenders and saw so many people like […]

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Covid-19 decelerates India’s fight against tuberculosis

Covid-19 decelerates India’s fight against t...

March 24, 2021

Diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in the nine most impacted countries in the world fell by up to 41 pc on 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, says a report by Stop TB Partnership, a global body fighting the killer disease since 2000. In its report published last...

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World Water Day 2021: Drinking water shortage in India

World Water Day 2021: Drinking water shortage in I...

March 22, 2021

In a cramped slum of Bawana village, located in the northwest of the national capital, stays Mrinali. A 17-year-old school-goer, who stays awake almost every day till 3 am in the morning to make sure that the buckets and all the vessels at her home are filled with water. Mrinali ...

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