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Jul 12, 2020-Sunday
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  • The government estimates that there are 26-37 million families in urban India that live in informal housing, and they largely belong to the poorer sections. Under PMAY-U, India aims to build 20 million housing units for the poor by 2022
    Jul 11, 2020 21:35 IST
    The pandemic has shown that homes are not just living spaces, but also productive spaces...read more
  • Often the issue of mental health, especially for women, slips through the cracks
    Jul 11, 2020 19:52 IST
    The coronavirus has occasioned a rethink in our health care systems and infrastructure in general. It is now time to put mental health into the mix and prepare for the future which will bring many more challenges on this front...read more
  • India needs to keep expanding testing till the positivity rate is below 5%
    Jul 11, 2020 21:34 IST
    I’m prepared to bet the issues I’ve raised will keep popping up in our public discourse. If not the government, the media will raise them. When they do, it will help sort out meaningful information from mere detail and guff...read more
  • The system is dysfunctional because different stakeholders have an incentive in ensuring that there remains a wide gap between the normative and the empirical. Dubey’s case is a classic example
    Jul 11, 2020 21:39 IST
    And it is dysfunctional, because it suits everyone — including those meant to protect it — that it remains so...read more
  • On Friday morning, in highly mysterious circumstances, Dubey died, and so did the story he may have told
    Jul 10, 2020 19:52 IST
    Extrajudicial killings weaken the rule of law. UP must explain...read more
  • Facebook’s 71 gender options, including the two-spirit person, are a stretch. But “they”, used by singular non-binary gender identity people, was Merriam-Webster’s word of 2019 and India has recognised “other” as an official gender since 2014
    Jul 10, 2020 19:38 IST
    Gendered language is not just an annoyance. It can harm...read more
  • Vikas Dubey who was implicated in 62 criminal cases, including five cases of murder and eight cases of attempted murder, could not have thrived for 30 years, without the patronage of the rich and powerful
    Jul 10, 2020 19:37 IST
    There can’t be double standards on extrajudicial killings, depending on the case. It isn’t right...read more