Society

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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Government must accept farmers’ demands: Sellers at Okhla vegetable market

Government must accept farmers’ demands: Sellers...

December 29, 2020

Amidst all the chaos of the street vendors running around, shopkeepers shouting out their prices at the top of their lungs, loudspeakers playing namaaz (Islamic prayer) and the occasional fight between customers and the vendors, one can spot a blue board with ‘Fruit & V...

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Okhla Mandi vegetable sellers support protesting farmers

Okhla Mandi vegetable sellers support protesting f...

December 29, 2020

Spread out over a massive 10 acres, Okhla sabzi mandi (vegetable market) houses around 300 shops selling assorted fruits & vegetables. People eager to buy fresh green groceries at throwaway prices throng the mandi, which starts as early as 5 am in the morning & continues ...

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Growing appetite for cafes with a cause in India

Growing appetite for cafes with a cause in India

December 28, 2020

These cafés not only serve delicious food, but also seek to stir up one’s conscience. These have been focal points to create awareness, support social causes and fight social stigma.

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Dehradun is drowning in its own waste

Dehradun is drowning in its own waste

December 24, 2020

Moreover, over 50 tonnes of waste remains uncollected every day and keeps on piling up on the streets and open lands across the entire district. Years of this neglect has led to a situation where it is apparent that the entire Doon valley is crumbling under the pressure of an inc...

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‘Shaming terrible tool for teaching’

‘Shaming terrible tool for teaching’

December 18, 2020

Last week Kerala State Child Rights Commission ruled that humiliating or publicly rebuking a child is a gross violation of child rights and should be treated as an offence. The commission further said the police should register a case, if needed, against the perpetrators when suc...

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Nutrition malware hits women & children in India: NFHS5

Nutrition malware hits women & children in In...

December 16, 2020

Early data from the latest survey indicates severe setbacks to malnutrition in India, with many states showing a significant rise in malnutrition rates, often setting them back by years.

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International Anti-Corruption Day: “Zero tolerance of corruption remains just a slogan in India”

International Anti-Corruption Day: “Zero toleran...

December 9, 2020

Q. How effective are the laws on anti-corruption in India? Anti-corruption laws in India like POCA, RTI, Lokpal and Lokayukta Act are stringent per se but because of the social and political climate in the country which accepts bribe-giving and corruption as a regular affair, ant...

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