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Shivani Singh
Shivani Singh
  • Swine flu has been a big scare this winter. Even those suffering from common cold, cough or fever are taking a long time to recover. Many patients have suffered relapses. Others are complaining how even antibiotics have failed to provide relief. No wonder, Kiran Bedi’s throat infection and Arvind Kejriwal’s Crocin pill were the top trending topics on the social media during the recently-concluded Delhi elections.
  • CSE
    Feb 22, 2015 23:44 IST

    Capital’s unbreathable air: No clean-up till we own up

    Swine flu has been a big scare this winter. Even those suffering from common cold, cough or fever are taking a long time to recover. Many patients have suffered relapses. Others are complaining how even antibiotics have failed to provide relief. No wonder, Kiran Bedi’s throat infection and Arvind Kejriwal’s Crocin pill were the top trending topics on the social media during the recently-concluded Delhi elections.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Feb 16, 2015 08:07 IST

    Doing politics: Why AAP, BJP have to work and live together

    Kejriwal's party can't afford to take it easy or crib about political roadblocks, while the saffron party better not betray its own agenda by stalling the state government's initiatives just because it can.

  • AAP
    Feb 01, 2015 23:21 IST

    Poll promises, political will and Delhi’s ever-growing numbers

    The Congress released its manifesto two weeks back, AAP came out with one last Saturday. For reasons best known to its leaders, BJP has decided to ditch a formal manifesto and will release a vision document instead.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi
    Jan 26, 2015 15:01 IST

    How more of the same made the choice difficult for Delhi

    specific agenda - more colleges, skill development, job generation, wifi zones across the city - the three parties seem to be on the same page. What could have set AAP apart was its anti-corruption platform. But so far it has not been too vocal on the issue. Taking cue, BJP has put corruption low on its list of priorities and Congress relegated it to the last page of its manifesto.

  • India Gate
    Jan 19, 2015 10:08 IST

    Delhi: Sunlight, fresh air biggest casualities in urbanised areas

    For a city in election mode, Delhi can obsess a lot about the cold and the fog. Every morning as Delhiites layer themselves to step outdoors, mercury trends dominate conversations. Heading home every evening, we play the guessing game on fog.

  • Aam Aadmi Party
    Jan 12, 2015 12:19 IST

    Delhi: Why statehood issue may give BJP an edge

    The listeners of FM channels had already sensed it from the radio campaigns of the BJP and the AAP. Delhi's electoral battle this time will be the one between Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Delhi Police
    Jan 05, 2015 12:16 IST

    After Delhi cops, it is time for our governments to get real

    Figures for 2014, released by Delhi Police last week, saw a shocking near-100% surge in crime. There were 421 cases reported every 24 hours, including 12 street crimes every hour, a rape every four hours and molestation every two hours.

  • AISA
    Dec 08, 2014 08:04 IST

    How many days before the next Delhi rape?

    Just as we were wondering if all the safety measures announced since the fatal gangrape of a 23-year-old two years ago have made the Capital any safer for women, horror played out on Delhi’s roads yet again. DCP hails cab to find Uber’s office

  • A view of the modern low floor CNG buses
    Dec 01, 2014 14:45 IST

    Delhi's wait for better bus service must end now

    The foul air from the seven million vehicles on Delhi's roads is leading to overcrowding in the intensive care units of city hospitals.

  • Homeless people
    Nov 24, 2014 00:05 IST

    Housing city’s homeless much more than seasonal challenge

    For a few years now, the authorities at Medicine Hat, a small Canadian town, have been doing what most civic agencies would have dismissed as outright foolish. They offered the town’s homeless furnished flats for free, The Economist reported last week.

  • Delhi gang-rape
    Nov 17, 2014 08:04 ISTMetro Matters

    Rape victims being heard in Delhi, now give them justice

    Two years on, ‘has the horrific fatal gang rape of a physiotherapy student in a city bus changed anything for Delhi’s women’ remains an oft-debated question. But even the most cynical would agree that this one tragedy shook us up.

  • Clean India, Swachh Bharat campaign
    Nov 10, 2014 14:06 IST

    Garbage management, not VIP photo-ops, can clean up Delhi

    It came as a pleasant surprise when Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat campaign on Gandhi Jayanti a little over a month ago, getting everyone from cabinet ministers to government officials and sundry politicians to pledge to keep their surroundings clean.

  • air pollution. HT Photo
    Nov 03, 2014 08:41 ISTMetro Matters

    Smog alerts will help Delhi fight pollution

    Delhi’s air pollution is more than a set of mind-boggling data for those with respiratory ailments or who have a family member suffering from one. On chilly mornings, you wake up gasping for breath.

  • HOHO bus
    Oct 27, 2014 13:53 IST

    Ever felt happily away at home? Try discovering the many Delhis

    Our own Delhi can’t beat New York in terms of tourist traffic but gets its fair share. Last year, the capital got 2.3 million tourists, which was 11.5% of the total volume India attracted.

  • Nido Taniam protest
    Oct 20, 2014 07:57 IST

    Don’t stand hate crime, expand our sense of communities

    It is not unusual for people from the Northeast, Ladakh, and even Delhi’s Manju ka Tila to be asked if they are Chinese/Japanese or if they need a passport to get here. Workmates, landlords and neighbours are often intolerant towards their lifestyle preferences.