Even before the current Ukraine crisis, a gap between global humanitarian needs and requisite funding to address them was growing.
Freebie critics should look at welfare schemes’ transformative abilities to change lives
War-Pandemic: World is poorer now; will double its poverty level on the target year of eradication
District formation in Indian states is a tricky decision
The invasion of Ukraine has raised some difficult questions about human rights
In both, Russia and Ukraine, the people’s right to civilian existence has been taken away
US is becoming a ‘developing country’ on global rankings that measure democracy, inequality
Racism, devotion to ‘American exceptionalism’ behind the decline; US slips to 41st position on UN’s development index
What will its first far-right leader since WWII mean for Italy?
Right-wing coalition led by Giorgia Meloni looks on course to secure at least 230 of the 400 seats in ...
The White House wants a climate denier out as World Bank President
John Kerry backs Al Gore’s call to ‘get rid of’ David Malpass at the world’s largest development bank.
Education is key to freeing the girl child from deeply entrenched social barriers
NCRB data shows 33 girls forced into child marriage every day in 2021
Hello Point in Odisha: A tale of digital India or ignorant India?
Odisha has the highest number of inhabited villages without access to mobile networks
How community virtual classes can bridge learning gap, address inequality
A key advantage of CVCL is that self-learning and teacher / peer-guided modalities can be combined within the same ...
Elizabeth II may have passed away but memories of Empire will always linger
The flow of Indian wealth to Britain and the ‘civilising mission’ of Empire may perhaps never find closure
Liz Truss: who is the UK’s new prime minister and why has she replaced Boris Johnson?
Truss’s brand of economic libertarianism, political optimism and hawkishness proved decisive in the 2022 leadership contest
Dalits and Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh allege digital land records fudged; no longer landowners
Records show influential locals now owners; no action from administration yet
NCRB data shows COVID-19 pandemic made children more vulnerable to crime
Over 400 crimes against children happened every day in 2021; 16% increase compared with 2020
‘A consequential but ultimately tragic figure’: last leader of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev dies aged 91
Like other tragic reformers in history, Gorbachev’s chief legacy is to remind us about what might have been, rather ...
Why the data block?
India does not know how many people are poor or who they are; no consumer expenditure survey has been ...
From snake charmers to agricultural labourers: A case of Haryana’s Saperas
They still carry the stigma of being a de-notified tribe; also, the law prohibits the catching of snakes now, ...
In Memoriam: Eminent Gandhian Kishore Bhai was ahead of his time
He has left us all with a great responsibility – to feel the crisis that is on hand and face it ...
Why are nuclear weapons so hard to get rid of? Because they’re tied up in nuclear countries’ sense of right and wrong
States' motivaton for keeping nuclear weapons is rooted in hard-nosed security strategy, by which morality is irrelevant
Why India took 75 years to get its first tribal woman president
In the larger scheme of things, where global capital and politics come into the picture, tribal women’s voices are ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers advice on freebies
The prime minister’s call to the youth to be careful about political parties bribing them with freebies for votes ...
Only a piglet in Russia’s war on patents
Post-Ukraine, Russia has held back from appropriating intellectual property despite a law to punish unfriendly countries
Will President Murmu protect tribal and women’s interests? Only time will tell
If the already prevalent impression of a PM being authoritarian increases and gains wider currency, a tribal woman as ...
Great Expectations: What will tribal India’s ask be from President Droupadi Murmu
The tribal communities of India hope that as president, Murmu will be able to ameliorate their suffering caused due ...