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  • Cries In The Hills

    November 6, 2010 2:08 pm Published by

    The freckled morning sun shimmered, on the small splintered ruby in the hollow bowl of a sapphire near Konkan-Goa border, and on the frescoed bangles of Asaniye village women.                 The women walking on the paths—where generations have walked and... View Article

  • Fragile Truth Strengthening child health through nutritious medical supplements

    October 9, 2010 10:30 am Published by

    In a state like Uttar Pradesh which has 46 deaths per 1000 live births and where a pregnant woman has one in 42 lifetime risk of maternal death, the bi annual Bal Swasthya Poshan Mah (BSPM) in all the 72... View Article

  • Public Transport Vs Personalised Transport

    October 2, 2010 11:31 am Published by

      The JNNURM initiative, under which the central government funds a substantial part of the costs of city public transport systems, has begun to show some results. The most talked about examples are the Bus Rapid Transport System in Ahmedabad... View Article

  • Israeli ambassador visits Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s Dargah Pious Pilgrimage

    September 25, 2010 12:38 pm Published by

    The Israeli diplomacy touched a new height at the holy city of Ajmer in Rajasthan known for the holy shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s shrine and the Brahma temple at nearby Pushkar. The Israeli ambassador to India Mark Sofer visited... View Article

  • Closed Cages A Walk In Mumbai’s Red Light Lane

    September 18, 2010 1:05 pm Published by

    Blue black hot congealed vapour, steams out, hitting right in the brain forcing the handkerchief straight to nose. The burning low sun hidden somewhere below the horizon glowed blood-red across the dying embers of rain clouds in the dirty skies.... View Article

  • Sound and fury over the ‘New Delhi Superbug’

    September 4, 2010 2:37 pm Published by

    The Indian government has been quick to rubbish the Lancet study on the NDM-1 bacterium, choosing to see this as a commercial problem that will impact our growing medical tourism industry, rather than as a health care problem that could... View Article

  • A Long Wait

    August 28, 2010 12:42 pm Published by

    Over 10,000 displaced Hindus from Pakistan who came to Rajasthan as refugees or oustees after the two wars between India and Pakistan in 1965 and 1971 are yet to receive Indian citizenship. These Hindu migrants left behind their land and... View Article

  • Communal, Sectarian, Neo-Conservative Is This The New Kerala?

    August 14, 2010 11:27 am Published by

    Is Kerala’s famed cosmopolitan ethos breaking down? With increasing incidents such as the severing of the hand of a Kerala professor for a perceived sectarian offence, it would seem that the once solid Malayali identity is being fragmented on religious,... View Article

  • After The RTE Act, The Focus Is On Quality Of Education

    August 7, 2010 11:59 am Published by

    The government’s film, School Chale Hum, shows children all over the country eagerly running to school. Indeed, 98 per cent of habitations now have a school within 1 km. But with unintended irony, the scenes shot inside the schools are... View Article

  • Eradicating Naxal Menace

    July 31, 2010 1:23 pm Published by

    Massacre of 75 CRPF men in Dantewada forest by Naxals has brought the focus on the enormity of the situation but this is not the first time that Naxals have come under such intense focus. In last few months there... View Article