One crore people became unemployed in India in 2018
84 per cent of these job losses happened in rural areas
Are Delhi schools serving unhealthy food?
Schools in Delhi are serving unhealthy food to the students. An inspection by the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights has found that to be the case. Unhealthy foods can be classified as those, which are high in fats, salt, and sugar or HFSS. These foods can lead to childhood obesity, hypertensions and heart diseases.
Universal Basic Income explained in less than two minutes
With an eye on the 2019 elections, the BJP-led government may announce a Universal Basic Income (UBI) scheme. Under UBI, every citizen, regardless of their identity or social and economic position, will be entitled to periodic cash payments.
Novel cure on the horizon for dementia patients
People with dementia can get back their normal lives. Researchers at Queensland Brain Institute have managed to reverse dementia symptoms in mice. And now the Australian government has given them a $10-million grant to try this cure on humans.
Will 2019 Lok Sabha elections be fought over the agrarian crisis?
Agrarian distress has started to manifest in the election results. The first signs were visible in the 2017 assembly elections in Gujarat, where BJP lost a sizeable share of rural votes. In the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, the rural population can prove decisive
India lost more than 70,000 people because of climate change-related disasters
A new report by an international thinktank Germanwatch has some bad news for India. It says that between 1998 and 2017, India lost, on an average, 3,660 people every year because of extreme weather events. In this period 73,212 casualties were reported from India.
Voices of women from Dilli Chalo: We need equal rights as men farmers
A large contingent of women farmers marched along with their male counterparts at the Dilli Chalo protest on November 29-30 in Delhi. The women wanted their voices to be heard in the capital's power corridors. They want to be treated equally along with male counterparts. This includes equal wages; access to government credit and insurance schemes; equal land rights and the recognition that …
Why is Dilli Chalo 2018 a unique protest march by farmers?
P Sainath, noted grassroot journalist and founder editor of People's Archive of Rural India, talks about why this farmer protest is unique? About one lakh farmers from all over India are gathering in Delhi on November 29, 2018. On November 30, they will march to Parliament Street to demand a special Parliament session to discuss the present agrarian crisis and pass two bills.
Aanandaa Farms: The joy of growing a food forest
Manisha Lath Gupta, who was an executive vice president in a private bank, decided to grow healthy food for herself and her family in 2011. She and her husband then created a food forest called Aanandaa on the principles of permaculture. What was a barren piece of land six years ago is now a food forest with more than 4,500 trees.