Society

Leprosy & stigma: A tough battle to win in India

Leprosy & stigma: A tough battle to win in In...

January 30, 2021

At the age of 10, Ashok was an ambitious, young boy in Munger, Bihar. He would run for a swim in the Ganges nearby with his friends during the lunch break at school, loved playing sports and was always curious about how electrical appliances or plumbing equipment functioned. One ...

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Tales of tractor rally on Republic Day through the lens

Tales of tractor rally on Republic Day through the...

January 27, 2021

Violence was the norm of the day, it seems, during the Republic Day tractor rally organised by farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed last year. As the tractor rallies moved from various borders of Delhi, notably Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur, the farmers were welcome...

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Let Data Protection Authority regulate nonpersonal data, disband panel: IFF

Let Data Protection Authority regulate nonpersonal...

January 23, 2021

Internet and privacy activist group Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF)  has urged the government to immediately disband the panel headed by former Infosys chairman Kris Gopalakrishnan that drafted the report on nonpersonal data as well as its revised version. The revised draft is...

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Stain of period poverty in India

Stain of period poverty in India

January 19, 2021

“Now we have no option but to use old, dirty clothes and rags during periods. When our school was open, we were given a packet of sanitary pads every month. We cannot afford to buy a packet on our own. It is very expensive,” says 16-year-old Ayesha Khanum, a resident of Lalit...

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The school bells finally ring for students in Delhi

The school bells finally ring for students in Delh...

January 18, 2021

It was perhaps a rhythm that most ought to have already forgotten. But on Monday morning, after a long gap of over 10 months, students of Govt. CO ED. Sec. School Jangpura, were all back to their pre pandemic routine of waking up early in the morning, putting on their school unif...

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MP CM wants to track women for their safety

MP CM wants to track women for their safety

January 17, 2021

“Why does this government not develop a tracking app that keeps a track of what their ministers say every few days? Tracking women is just another way to restrict their movement. I am sure that our chief minister has no idea about how ridiculous he sounds while saying that trac...

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Mental health professionals face burnout amid pandemic

Mental health professionals face burnout amid pand...

January 9, 2021

“I haven’t seen my therapist in over a month, and I miss her,” Nithya Rao says with a sigh. Rao sounds like many people during the pandemic – uncertain, alone, in need of mental health care. There is just one difference – Rao is a therapist herself. Based in Ban...

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A room of our own & new clothes: Homeless children’s new year wish

A room of our own & new clothes: Homeless chi...

January 1, 2021

With his feet bare and clothes tattered, an 11-year-old Salman Khan serves tea to the passers-by at the inner circle of Connaught place, located in the heart of New Delhi, the national capital. He says he came to Delhi from Bihar a year ago to find work. His parents, labourers in...

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India in 2020

India in 2020

December 31, 2020

As we start a New Year, with hope for a better tomorrow, let us go through some of the main events that happened this year.

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Cautious cheers for New Year

Cautious cheers for New Year

December 31, 2020

New Year’s Eve is an eagerly awaited moment for most, especially the youth the world over, as people look forward to the year to end and festivities to begin. This year, too, people have been longing for the year end to arrive, though for a different reason. Practically everyon...

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