Correcting electoral rolls in a society like India’s has to be done the hard way — going door to door. Quick fixes and tech solutions like Aadhaar can do more harm than good
Development projects should look beyond low-hanging fruits to bring about actual change
Despite intention, why Odisha villages are failing to keep their girls in school
Raising marital age of women: Smashing patriarchy or further regression?
COVID-19: A generation interrupted
Children born today might be the next development challenge for the world
Remembering Anil Agarwal — Forget Malthus: upside of population growth
Increasing population density can also lead to better community management of common property resources, if community property rights are ...
Counting gifts for children as another pandemic year comes to a close
Let’s hope the New Year rings in positive news related to the beginning of vaccination for all children
Raising legal age of marriage for girls: Change in legislation without education won’t bring gender equality
Bringing at par the ages of two genders is considered as an indicator of gender parity; so the legal age of ...
Delivering climate action: The road ahead for India after CoP26
We need many more important and concrete measures to drastically reduce emissions.
As told to Parliament (December 15, 2021): Mobile network connectivity in over 95% villages
All that was discussed in the House through the day
Great change for Little Rann: Finance for solar panels and the road ahead
Salt farmers cannot apply for bank loans to buy pumps and subsidies promised are delayed
Bonded labour, child labour: Manual scavenging in India far from being eradicated
More than 90% manual scavengers were never recorded through the PEMSR Act
Stop patronising the adivasis, Mr PM; they need dignity, not charity
The government needs to recognise that forest laws need to be flexible enough to accommodate and invite collective participations ...
World Human Rights Day: Is an India free of witch-hunts possible
Cases of witch-branding have been reported from 12 states in India; some 2,300 ‘witches’ were murdered between 1999 and 2003
Limiting antibiotics use in crops: What new actions did the government take
There were growing concerns over resistance to streptomycin and tetracycline antibiotics
Wealthy nations starved the developing world of vaccines. Omicron shows the cost of this greed
10 high-income countries will be sitting on more than 870 million excess doses by end of 2021
Moderna’s brazen patent grab on a COVID-19 jab
The US administration is finally putting its foot down on the appropriation of public research by drug firms
Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: Spreading awareness on medicine quality can be a solution for AMR
Medicines must be manufactured according to high standards of quality and efficacy to reduce AMR risk
Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021: Antibiotic use trends in Mozambique’s veterinary sector and efforts to contain it
The country imports most of its veterinary antibiotics from the Netherlands, India, Argentina, South Africa, France and China
An insider’s look at the Glasgow climate summit — talks intensify, amid grandstanding and anger outside
There has been a shift at this year’s summit, from making pledges to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050 ...
Is Chennai prepared for a severe bout of northeast monsoon rainfall?
At least 6 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in Chennai since last week
Bullet train or safe sanitation: Tough choice for Nanded
When Nanded already lacks the basic infrastructure of sanitation, what is more important for the city at present
Not disability-friendly: Why Israel’s energy minister (and probably some others) couldn't participate in CoP26
The only options to get to the venue were to walk or board a shuttle that was not wheelchair-friendly
G20 Summit: 7 COVID-19 deaths every minute, rich countries urged to share soon-expiring vaccines
By the end of October, US, EU, Britain and Canada would have a stock of 240 million unused vaccines
Protecting children during pandemic requires much more than ‘PM CARES for Children’ package
The scheme is an emergency measure and cannot substitute the established sevices for children