Society

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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Pandemic pushes battle against HIV/AIDS on backfoot

Pandemic pushes battle against HIV/AIDS on backfoo...

December 1, 2020

On the occasion of 33rd World AIDS Day, reports about the state of the dreaded disease are not very encouraging. After decades of being pushed back by scientific advancements as well as better availability of drugs and of course a much higher awareness amongst the people, the Hum...

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Missed vaccinations may make children worst victims of Covid

Missed vaccinations may make children worst victim...

November 29, 2020

Earlier this month, an alarming report was published by the World Health Organisation and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report said that measles cases surged globally in 2019, reaching highest levels in 23 years, while deaths caused by the high...

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Covid-19 bites stray dogs in India hard

Covid-19 bites stray dogs in India hard

November 26, 2020

stray dogs, It’s not just the humans that have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Animals, notably the stray or abandoned ones, are paying an equally heavy price and the few NGOs still operational in the field struggle for survival.

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