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Heaviest. Strongest. And Awaiting An Astronaut

Heaviest. Strongest. And Awaiting An Astronaut

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Why India’s Milk Prices Are Soaring

Why India’s Milk Prices Are Soaring

  India’s wholesale price inflation is now close to zero, but don’t tell that to millions of parents who face relentlessly rising prices for milk—a great weapon against malnutrition—for their children every…

Are India’s Classified Ads Gender Biased?

Are India’s Classified Ads Gender Biased?

  If you’re ever scouring job ads online or in a newspaper, how often have you seen one like the ad below for an IT company in Delhi:“Receptionist-cum-office administration (female…

India’s Central Universities Crisis:  38% Faculty Positions Vacant

India’s Central Universities Crisis:  38% Faculty Positions Vacant

  While India can proudly claim near-total enrolment in primary education, thanks to the Right To Education (RTE) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, a central-government-sponsored universal education programme, the story in…

How India Got 2000% Return On Anti-Malaria Investment

How India Got 2000% Return On Anti-Malaria Investment

  The World Health Organisation’s World Malaria Report 2014, released last week, indicates dramatic success against malaria, with mortality rates down by 47% globally since 2000, and 55 countries, including…

Despite Progress, Malnutrition Kills Too Many Indian Children

Despite Progress, Malnutrition Kills Too Many Indian Children

  Fewer Indian children are dying from malnutrition than ever before—the under-five mortality rate has declined 55% over the last 24 years—but too many still die, and India lags the…

New Data Predicts Fiercer Floods In Brahmaputra, Indus

New Data Predicts Fiercer Floods In Brahmaputra, Indus

  As scientists ponder future trends at the Lima Climate Change Conference, which ends on 12 December, 2014, an international team has warned of more frequent and worse floods in the Brahmaputra and theIndus.…