People have questioned the process of declaring villages child-marriage free
Ukraine: what will end the war? Here’s what research says
New votebank on the block: Beneficiaries over rights-holders
International Women’s Day: 4 Black women who have advanced human rights
International Women’s Day: Why should girls always bear the brunt?
Girls have to be taught to believe in themselves; parents, male family members and teachers must be empathetic and ...
COVID-19 has set in motion an educational crisis. Here is how to prevent it
Reopening schools at 50% capacity, involving teachers only in school work, collaboration with private players are some ways in ...
As Putin puts nuclear forces on high alert, here are 5 genuine nuclear dangers for us all
Will we act to eliminate the nuclear threat or press mute on the alarm and drift back to sleep?
World NGO Day: Role of partnerships in building an inclusive, resilient post-pandemic India
NGOs stepped in where governments couldn’t during the pandemic
Ticking time bomb: The perilous lives of garment workers amid the pandemic
Women workers in garment industry share stories of gender discrimination, insensitive treatment and government apathy
Pasture posture in time of climate change
The United Nation’s latest appeal for national support to protect mobility of pastoralists brings focus to this ancient, climate-resilient ...
Union Budget 2022-23: More funds for children‘s education but what is the priority?
Education budget for children seems to have missed an opportunity to reverse the negative impact of pandemic on children
Goa Assembly Elections 2022: These polls focus on green issues as never before
Citizens are increasingly willing to cut across religious and caste divides to take up green issues in Goa. Will ...
UP Assembly Elections 2022: Cane prices, arrears will have played big role in first phase voting
The farmers of western UP have been affected by the farmers’ protest and will have voted on the lines ...
India urgently needs certification system for industrial emissions monitoring devices
India can take a leaf out of the approach by Europe, US
Punjab Assembly Elections 2022: Dalit votes matter, but what about their issues
Punjab’s political parties have hardly focussed on addressing issues of the state’s landless rural Dalits and the cateism the ...
Should electoral ID data be linked to Aadhaar?
Correcting electoral rolls in a society like India’s has to be done the hard way — going door to ...
Development projects should look beyond low-hanging fruits to bring about actual change
Bihar needs to strengthen and enhance capacities of Gram Panchayats to realise the gains of a decentralised planning
Despite intention, why Odisha villages are failing to keep their girls in school
Infrastructural improvement will need to follow laws passed to empower women, say experts
Raising marital age of women: Smashing patriarchy or further regression?
The proposed law to raise the marital age of Indian women is not very productive in the attainment of ...
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