Society

Growing gender gap in STEM jobs in India

Growing gender gap in STEM jobs in India

October 10, 2021

With the digital revolution rapidly gaining ground in India, driven by enormous investments in technology and a huge market of digitally-connected users, currently at 560 million consumers, the country is well on its way to possibly becoming one of the world leaders in science an...

Read More
Dangerous silence around male sex abuse in India

Dangerous silence around male sex abuse in India

October 4, 2021

In 2018, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a national public health agency of the United States, revealed that nearly a quarter (24.8 pc) of men in the US had experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime, and about one in four ...

Read More
Child marriage rose 50 pc during pandemic: NCRB

Child marriage rose 50 pc during pandemic: NCRB

October 1, 2021

Until 2019, life for Priya (name changed), a 14-year-old girl living with with her parents and an elder brother at Jal Vihar in South Delhi was no different to that of any 14-year-old belonging to low-income family. She was studying in the ninth grade in a near-by government-run ...

Read More
Kolkata remains safest Indian city: NCRB data

Kolkata remains safest Indian city: NCRB data

September 29, 2021

For the third year running, West Bengal capital Kolkata retains its top spot in the ranking of safest large Indian cities as per the latest report released by the National Crime Records Bureau. The NCRB report, covered 19 cities across India, each with a population of over two mi...

Read More
Student suicides on the rise in India

Student suicides on the rise in India

September 24, 2021

On September 15, a 17-year-old girl, the daughter of daily wage workers and who had dreams of attending medical school in Tamil Nadu aspirant, allegedly killed herself over fears of not being able to pass a crucial entrance exam to join a medical school. Alarmingly, it is the thi...

Read More
Protestors against ‘Love jihad’ wreak war on inter-faith couples

Protestors against ‘Love jihad’ wreak war on i...

September 20, 2021

Ravinder Sharma, a boatman and tour guide at Yamuna Ghat, Delhi, met his wife Rani (earlier known as Noor) in 2013, when she came down from Mumbai with her family. After weeks of showing her nearby sights and hours spent together on the river, they fell in love, and Sharma laughs...

Read More
Covid-19 vaccines: Delhi NGOs help transgenders overcome discrimination & distrust

Covid-19 vaccines: Delhi NGOs help transgenders ov...

September 17, 2021

 For the first time since the pandemic hit India and especially after the deadly second wave earlier this year, that left the capital anxious and panicked as it struggled against a virus that left thousands dead every day, Tanvi, is feeling a bit relaxed. The...

Read More
World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: 20 attempted suicides for each death by suicide

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021: 20 attempted su...

September 10, 2021

The numbers are frightening enough, even though they remain the tip of the iceberg. One in every five suicides in the world takes place in India. According to the World Health Organisation, over 700,000 deaths by suicide occurred in 2019 across the world. Data provided by the Nat...

Read More
International Literacy Day 2021: Pandemic pushes progress back

International Literacy Day 2021: Pandemic pushes p...

September 8, 2021

Established on September 8, 1966, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) introduced International Literacy Day to emphasise the importance of literacy for individuals as well as society in large and the need to focus on improving global literacy...

Read More
International Day of Charity 2021: Most generous and unique philanthropists in world

International Day of Charity 2021: Most generous a...

September 5, 2021

It was in 2015, during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit that the idea of International Day of Charity was conceptualised as a way to help bridge the gap between the rich and poor and also to help the poor nations with finance to meet the sustainable development g...

Read More