Society

Errant students, painful parents & long hours: Hallmark of online classes for teachers

Errant students, painful parents & long hours...

July 17, 2020

Online classes sound very hip and cool, but they have doubled the workload for teachers, who may not be in the limelight during the pandemic. Yet, they have been waging an impressive battle to keep the classes going on even as they face abuse from school managements, students and...

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Police brutality in India is on the rise & Indian judges are fast asleep, says Colin Gonsalves, human rights lawyer

Police brutality in India is on the rise & In...

July 10, 2020

Senior advocate of Supreme Court of India Colin Gonsalves has long fought for justice for common people and taken up human rights violation cases with a vengeance. Founder of Human Rights Law Network, says police brutality has risen unbridled in India due to a nexus between polic...

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How Doctors For You joined the battle against Covid-19 in Mumbai

How Doctors For You joined the battle against Covi...

July 2, 2020

As India marked National Doctors Day on Wednesday, Dr Vaishali Venu, a practising doctor and president of Doctors For You, an NGO, recounts the life during the pandemic.

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Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

Substance abuse in India rises during Covid-19

June 26, 2020

Drug abuse, one of the key banes of Indian youth, is set to become a bigger menace during Coronavirus pandemic.

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World Day Against Child Labour: India’s uphill battle

World Day Against Child Labour: India’s uphill b...

June 12, 2020

Child labour is one of the several persisting social problems in India, despite decades of action to remove the evil practice. The coronavirus pandemic could have made the situation far worse.

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World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

World Environment Day or World Emergency Day?

June 4, 2020

In line with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, urban forests could become instrumental in protecting biodiversity and cleaning up the Earth at the same time. Friday marks the 46th World Environment Day (WED), a global event coordinated by United Nations Environmen...

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UN warns of sharp spike in child marriages in India

UN warns of sharp spike in child marriages in Indi...

May 28, 2020

Hit hard by the economic misery wrought by the lockdown, poor families in India are turning to marry off teenage girls in order to reduce the cost of running the household. A spike in child marriages is one of the most devastating side-effects of the lockdown.

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Horrors of a Covid-19 hotspot

Horrors of a Covid-19 hotspot

May 21, 2020

One of the biggest challenges since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic is faced by those living inside a hotspot or containment zone.

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Salvation Army hospital in Ahmednagar leads battle against coronavirus

Salvation Army hospital in Ahmednagar leads battle...

May 12, 2020

The Evangeline Booth hospital is well known all over Ahmednagar, a district in western Maharashtra. The 125-year-old institution is run by the Salvation Army, a global Christian charity.

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Experts caution against rise in child trafficking post lockdown

Experts caution against rise in child trafficking ...

May 2, 2020

While the focus of coronavirus coverage has been on the doctors, patients, migrant workers and the lot, children in India, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, face dangers of a different order.

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