• Madhya Pradesh
    Aug 27, 2015 22:44 IST

    Fight malnourishment, children have the right to live

    Neerja Chowdhury talks of how unless the issue of malnourishment is brought into the mainstream, India’s ‘demographic dividend’ is of little value.

  • Ganga river
    Aug 27, 2015 22:25 IST

    Are we trying to reduce living rivers to pipelines?

    Are we trying, through the much trumpeted Inter-linking of Rivers (ILR), to mimic nature and create more Sundarbans?

  • Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai
    Aug 27, 2015 10:48 IST

    Film on Muzaffarnagar riots that ABVP didn't want us to watch

    Fireworks glared from 80 screens on Tuesday as thousands watched Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai... (Muzaffarnagar eventually…) under the skies, inside university rooms, close neighbourhoods and other makeshift spaces where people watched the 136-minute documentary unfold. It takes you through the streets of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of western Uttar Pradesh in the aftermath of the 2013 riots, writes Tanya Talwar.

  • US journalists killed during live broadcast
    Aug 27, 2015 10:33 IST

    Killing journalists: India is not immune to this threat

    Whether it is the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris that claimed 12 lives or a blogger being hacked to death in Dhaka, free speech today is definitely facing a strong and unrelenting enemy. And, India is not immune to this threat, writes Shashank Kumar.

  • Asaduddin Owaisi
    Aug 26, 2015 20:20 IST

    Owaisi bursts the Nitish-Lalu secularism bubble

    The importance of the Bihar assembly election is evident from the way political parties are conducting their campaign. Viju Cherian talks of how the stakes are high for the two main players in the field: the BJP-led NDA and the so-called grand alliance of the Janata Dal(United), Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress.

  • Mother Teresa
    Aug 25, 2015 23:14 IST

    Missionaries of Charity: A mission without rewards or favours

    Mother Teresa and her sisters had no need to convert anyone as the abandoned destitute was their god, Navin Chawla talks of Mother Teresa's selfless service.

  • RO water systems-water purifier
    Aug 25, 2015 21:59 IST

    Filtering out the dark side of drinking water

    Over the past decade, water purifiers have become ubiquitous in Indian households. It is good news in a country where a majority of people are devoid of access to clean drinking water and water-borne diseases are a common occurrence. Among the available water purification technologies, reverse osmosis (RO) has emerged as a favourite across households and industries.

  • world’s largest immunisation drives for children
    Aug 25, 2015 21:28 IST

    India renewing commitment to end child and maternal deaths

    India has robust policies, cost effective and high-impact strategies and health interventions, and strong partnerships in place to ensure that our interventions reach all the women, newborns and young children who need them and improve health outcomes nationwide.

  • A combination photo of National Security Adviser Ajit Kumar Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz
    Aug 25, 2015 19:02 IST

    India, Pakistan struggle to climb out of talks crater

    The agonising, bit-by-bit disintegration of their planned talks over the weekend has reduced India and Pakistan to planning low-level official exchanges and precluded the possibility of a broader engagement any time soon.

  • Eve-teasing
    Aug 25, 2015 18:03 IST

    Woman's always right? Naming, shaming 'molestors' on social media

    In March 2015, a woman on-board an Indigo flight clicked pictures of two men who were allegedly taking pictures of an air hostesses and ogling at a woman feeding her baby. She forwarded the images to the airline’s official handle which then took action against the offenders.

  • Nikesh Arora
    Aug 25, 2015 13:04 IST

    Keep the faith in Indian start-ups, don't blow the whistle

    The question is whether there is really a valuation bubble that might burst like the technology meltdown at the beginning of this century. It may be safe to say that there may be some reality check, but nothing like the horrors of 2001-02.

  • Carbon emissions
    Aug 24, 2015 20:14 IST

    Paris summit: Govt prepares list for carbon cuts

    Instead of resisting pressure from the West, the NDA government is preparing a voluntary target of cuts in carbon emissions for the Paris summit writes Sitaram Yechury

  • Nepal Constitution Protests Kathmandu
    Aug 24, 2015 19:55 IST

    Nepal’s constitutional politics: It's time to drop the arrogance

    Protests for a particular form of federal demarcation have turned violent in the western district of Kailali, and several people have been killed – among them 8 policemen including a senior superintendent, two inspectors and two constables of Nepal Police.

  • Eve teasing
    Aug 24, 2015 18:28 IST

    Click away, post on social media and let law get the perverts

    We should not rest until our own womenfolk can go about their work unmolested. Perhaps the answer, as in the case of so many of our problems, lies in technology.

  • Modi, Sharif
    Aug 24, 2015 18:19 IST

    Why Narendra Modi’s hardline Pakistan policy is deeply flawed

    What makes for good television is not always sound policy. Tackling a state with recidivist elements demands a complex response that goes beyond mere posturing. All that the current approach does is generate toxic effects in Indian society