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  • In India, between 25% to 40% of city-dwellers are estimated to live in what are euphemistically called informal settlements. However, a slum need not remain a slum forever
    Oct 21, 2020 06:25 IST
    Many cities still subscribe to an unhelpful policy which enjoins that the people living in “unauthorised” colonies are not eligible to get water and sanitation from the city, although they are “authorised” citizens, holding ration cards, working in the city and contributing to its economy....read more
    Renana Jhabvala
    Renana Jhabvala
  • External affairs minister S Jaishankar with other Quad foreign ministers, Tokyo, October 6, 2020
    Oct 21, 2020 06:23 IST
    India’s position made others buy into the idea and incorporate it in their security outlooks...read more
    Harsh V Pant
    Harsh V Pant
  • We find that children are often absent from schools because they’re going through some sort of personal adversity. It may be serious health conditions such as a disability, bullying at school, the death of a loved one, being pushed into labour or early marriage among other reasons
    Oct 20, 2020 18:43 IST
    Students’ attendance data can be the strongest predictor of children’s adversity. I analysed Delhi’s government school students in the 2019-20 academic year and found that nearly 35% students were absent, on an average, daily. This translates into over half a million students missing school on any......read more
    Anurag Kundu
    Anurag Kundu
  • A health worker collects a swab sample from a man for coronavirus testing, New Delhi, India, October 18, 2020
    Oct 21, 2020 06:23 IST
    Balance public health, legal and ethical considerations while devising the plan...read more
  • A view of a Durga Puja pandal, New Delhi
    Oct 20, 2020 18:42 IST
    India is at the crossroads. If caution is not exercised and safety protocols are not followed, as the experience in other countries and in Kerala during Onam celebrations has shown, the numbers could shoot up again. ...read more
  • Nehru’s conviction about Asian solidarity and Menon’s faith in the virtues of communism created a virtual ‘China issue’ for a fledgling India
    Oct 20, 2020 14:03 IST
    A make-believe frame of reference has guided India on China, leading consistently to mistakes...read more
    C Uday Bhaskar
    C Uday Bhaskar
  • Given that news viewership is a small segment of overall viewership, even a small change in TRPs will mean a big swing in ad revenues
    Oct 19, 2020 19:29 IST
    A combination of a more robust sample by increasing the number of household meters and systemic checks need to be put in place...read more
    Lloyd Mathias
    Lloyd Mathias