Prime Minister's address to the nation is insensitive to situation, barring fleeting mentions of economic bailout
Ideas for a pro-poor and pro-women approach to COVID-19
Will the State recognise women workers’ right to bleed with dignity
Crises plaguing state pollution control boards
Coronavirus should give us hope that we are able to tackle the climate crisis
Coronavirus isn't the only global crisis we face: Climate crisis is expected to be more devastating. Some have observed ...
Commons: Local bodies must take lead
There is a pronounced lacuna in the governance and regulations of urban commons
Urban commons: Almost ignored in city planning
Commons act as a nutritional buffer, safety net for migrants; middle-class, wealthy residents no less dependent
Ending child marriage, beyond slogans
Nirmala Sitharaman's Union Budget 2020-21 speech proposed a task force to review minimum age of marriage for women; child ...
Beware of a deal with Trump
As the US president comes visiting to India there is worry about the demands he will make on intellectual property
India's population: 'Curb the number of rich children'
Reducing the population by 10% has the same effect on emissions as reducing the average consumption by 10%
India's population: Demographic changes along expected lines
Coercion must be avoided; budgetary allocations raised
India's population: Every addition to the optimum level is a burden on the state
Message should go to people that if they think in the interest of the state, the state will take ...
Iowa caucuses did one thing right: Require paper ballots
Any problems with a paperless election would be impossible to fix, calling into public question the integrity of the ...
Union Budget 2020-21: Denotified, Nomadic, Semi-nomadic Tribes left out once again
Hopes that soared after Piyush Goyal’s mention last year lie deflated
Budget 2020-21: Why it’s high time for a thorough revamp of our child budget
India's allocation for children has been remained a paltry 3.3% for some time now. Here's why we need more
Why the debate over India’s population explosion is on the wrong track
According to government data, India’s Total Fertility Rate has already reached replacement levels
Migration: I am biased, for people
We must not build a divisive agenda on migration, otherwise it will lead to endless spread of hatred
Rural development and gender equality: A reality check in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu has to develop a policy framework to achieve employability through quality secondary education for women, shifting focus ...
Yes, I buried my mother in front of my house
A social activist travels to eastern Uttar Pradesh to meet a marginalised community who bury their dead in their ...
Was 2019 an 'Annus horribilis' for India's children?
Except a few positive headlines, 2019 was a year when Indian children were in the news for mostly the ...
How the women of one Jharkhand village built their own bathrooms
The collective effort by all the women of Telleya has made it a model village in the entire Gumla ...
Africa: We must go beyond singular responses in the fight against child poverty
Policies need to address in all the complexities of child poverty
Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia
Abiy is the 12th winner from Africa to be awarded the prize. Last year it was won by medical ...
Why is transgender community unhappy with Trans Persons Bill?
They call August 5, 2019, the day Lok Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, as ‘Gender ...
Israel elections: Who women vote for and how it's shifting
Will having a woman, who is also secular and leading a right-wing religious alliance for the first time, affect ...