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Can’t make Delhi suicide-proof, the city’s depressed need help
In the past two years, there have been at least two suicide attempts every month at Delhi’s Metro stations. In 2013, 30 people attempted suicide and 13 did not survive.
How commuting in NCR is a gamble of our lives
The two deadly accidents in Delhi and Gurgaon last week brought the issue of road safety back in the headlines.
Delhi needs more public toilets, and its men more bladder control
Almost 20% of the households in New Delhi district used public toilets. Almost 55% respondents in the perception survey rated public toilet facilities as below average or very poor.
Why it’s time for Delhi to think beyond an hour of darkness
Delhi first observed the Earth Hour on March 28, 2009 when India joined the global movement and five million residents across the country switched off lights and electrical appliances and saved 1,000 MW of power in that one hour. Delhi saved 600 MW - the highest for any Metro in India.
Not outsiders, Delhi should watch out for absentee MPs
Unlike assembly elections, Lok Sabha polls do not require candidates to be a registered voter in the state they contest from. The 'outsider' and the 'local' logic doesn't work here.
World development: Elimination of violence against women necessary
Many countries, including India, have agreed that all-round development is impossible if women are denied their right to movement, education, healthcare, employment, sexual and reproductive choices.
DDA must generate trust among slum dwellers
India needs to learn a lesson about Northeast
If you are from the Northeast or Ladakh, you could face stupid questions like ‘are you a Chinese/Japanese’? More extreme manifestation of such discrimination results in hate crime that claims victims like Nido Tania.
Gone too soon: Delhi has every reason to feel let down with AAP
Arvind Kejriwal decided to ride away on his high horse, abandoning the people's verdict.
Delhi’s cosmopolitan spirit the biggest casualty in AAP versus police
Regional prejudices do exist in the minds of average Delhiite- many Africans living here narrate horrific stories of discrimination, so do people from the northeast and Muslims. But these sentiments never became political capital because there was never any decisive vote bank for identity politics in Delhi. Shivani Singh writes.
Visionary or vigilante: ups and downs of AAP
When a party that swears by the panacea of a Jan Lokpal so brazenly backs kangaroo courts, it paints a very scary picture of the future. Delhi deserves better from Arvind Kejirwal and his Aam Aadmi Party. Shivani Singh writes.
Why janta darbars should be the last resort to meet CMs
It was meant to be the first test of direct democracy that they had been advocating all along. But the AAP government’s first janata darbar outside the Secretariat didn’t even last for an hour on Saturday.
It's time for Aam Aadmi Party to govern, end symbolism
Chief ministers are not judged for their homes and cars but for their governance agenda, which the AAP clearly doesn’t lack. It’s time to focus on governance instead of symbolism, writes Shivani Singh.
Safety will remain a promise till Delhi gets the basics right
Responding to the Congress and the BJP’s offers of support the Aam Aadmi Party to form a government in Delhi, the AAP on Saturday asked the political veterans to clarify their stand on 18 key issues before the political debutant could consider taking support from either of them.
Why our big cities needn't be bad for women too
Women have little use for the mobility that urbanisation promises without safety. Effective administration, and not mere laws, can help them live their dream.
India-China ties: Crouching dragon, hidden tiger
Think Before You Post, says Facebook to Indian teens
BJP's loss in UP worse than it seems, party lost most ground in Lucknow
Narendra Modi and Xi need to balance interdependence and strategic rivalry
Thai woman commits suicide by leaping into pond of crocodiles
I have breasts, you got a problem? Deepika Padukone tweets reaction to ‘news’ post
Deepika Padukone's cleavage post a 'compliment'? Tweeple don't agree
After beheading Foley, Sotloff and Haines, IS parades British aid worker Alan Hening
Movie review by Anupama Chopra: Bipasha Basu's Creature 3D is foolish
BJP jolted in bypolls, hit worst in Uttar Pradesh
Narendra Modi's homecoming in Gujarat dampened by reverses faced by BJP in bypolls
Lesson for BJP from bypolls: think beyond 'Modi wave'
Passengers eject Pakistani politicians out of plane for causing delay
Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown 500 refugees
How PM Modi is reaching out to China via Japan
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