'Women should be self-reliant to make a big difference in society'
Down To Earth talks to Pramila Bisoi, an SHG leader chosen to contest Aska Lok Sabha seat in Odisha
Will recent floods change voting pattern in Kerala?
Despite the devastating floods and the 'flawed' rehabilitation process, these issues are not going to be big in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, …
For the survivors of 1999’s Super Cyclone in Odisha, polls mean nothing
None of the political parties in the state have provided them with amenities ranging from sources of livelihood to cyclone shelters to …
Revolt of the rich and the poor
When a recent report says 26 people now own the same wealth as the world's poorest half and the IMF chief flags risks associated with India’…
Forget castes and politics, let’s focus on our rights and space: citizens of Karnataka
Several citizen groups in the state, which is going to polls this year, have drafted manifestos and asked political parties to include them in theirs
Environmental charter for the new government
Sustainable development, pollution, employment generation and agrarian crisis did not play major roles in deciding the outcome of the 2019 …
Missing women voters: 21 mln can't exercise franchise this Lok Sabha polls
Excerpts from The Verdict: Decoding India’s Elections by Prannoy Roy and Dorab R Sopariwala; published by Penguin Random House India
नए हाथों में लोकतंत्र की बागडोर कितनी सुरक्षित?
देश के पांच करोड़ से अधिक बच्चे 18 वर्ष की सीढ़ी पर कदम रख चुके हैं तथा संभवत: पहली बार मताधिकार का इस्तेमाल कर ...
Finally, both BJP and Congress manifestos talk climate change
A long way to go, but at least a start for India and its people
मोदी सरकार ने पांच साल में किसी झुग्गीवासी को नहीं दिया घर
एक बार फिर भाजपा ने अपने संकल्प पत्र में 2022 तक सबको पक्का घर देने का वादा किया है, लेकिन पिछले पांच साल के ...
'Poor women and children are low priority for this government'
Criticising current government’s policies or lack of them, women demand change and empowerment across all sectors
दो साल में साढ़े 10 लाख से ज्यादा ट्रेनें विलंब हुईं : आरटीआई
2017-18 के दौरान 4,98,886 मेल, एक्सप्रेस और पैसेंजर ट्रेनें विलंब हुईं जबकि 2018-19 में विलंब होने वाली ट्रेनों की संख्या बढ़कर 5,57,190 हो गई
Democracy is good for heart, increases life expectancy
A study of 170 countries between 1980 and 2016 brings out for the first time the impact of democratic systems on population health
Is 100% electrification another myth before polls?
As with most govt schemes, real efficacy of Saubhagya scheme remains unclear & there is reason to question if the real goal of power …
It will take 55 years to have one-third women representatives in Parliament
Despite women voting in record numbers, Parliament didn’t enact the Women’s Reservation Bill that promised to keep aside a third of …
Cauvery dispute: All you need to know
In its latest development, the Supreme Court has asked the Karnataka government to release 4 TMC water for Tamil Nadu
Is there an election angle to leather industry boost?
Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, hubs of the leather industry are also up for election this month
Time for course correction
Congress likely to go all out to woo people in the new budget
'Indian elections will always be unpredictable'
For 25 years, economist Ruchir Sharma has travelled the length and breadth of India analysing voting paterns, sociological landscapes and nuances …
Notes on how the world’s largest democracy presses the button
While the electronic voting machine system is useful and functional, officials and observers shouldn’t assume there’s no way to …
What to expect before Modi’s 'maha' deal for farmers
With just four months left for general elections, the Centre's package for farmers, even if cleared, will be partially implemented and left for …
Why political parties love schemes that benefit individual voters
Popular welfare schemes will be the focus of upcoming elections, but the unilateral focus to provide benefits to individual voter leads to less …
Delhi demands foresight
Amid promises galore by the Aam Aadmi Party , it becomes necessary to examine how it will implement its demanding manifesto and how environmental …
Rehabilitation of Uttarakhand disaster-affected top priority for new chief minister
People displaced by floods and landslides last summer spent harsh winter months in makeshift tents
Delhi elections: Populism’s twin faces
In the Delhi elections, the Aam Aadmi Party may have benefitted from strategic voting by people who wanted to retain its agenda of welfare …