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Mumbai Floods: Why Concretising, Indian Cities Are Struggling With Extreme Rainfall

Mumbai Floods: Why Concretising, Indian Cities Are Struggling With Extreme Rainfall

A man rides his motorbike through a water-logged road during rains in Mumbai on August 29, 2017.   Mumbai: As parts of India’s financial capital went under after more than…

In 2016, One In Four Rape Cases Ended In Conviction

In 2016, One In Four Rape Cases Ended In Conviction

  In 2016, one in four rape cases in India ended in conviction–lowest since 2012–according to national crime data.   India’s conviction rate for rape, at 25.5%, remains low compared…

Less Regulation, Not Removal Of Minority Status, Will Improve Indian Universities

Less Regulation, Not Removal Of Minority Status, Will Improve Indian Universities

  Cancelling minority status of two universities will do little to help regulate institutions or improve the quality of higher education in India, when the problem lies with the regulatory…

Why India’s Hospitality Sector Must Win Over Parents Of The Skilled Women It Needs

Why India’s Hospitality Sector Must Win Over Parents Of The Skilled Women It Needs

Swati Shinde, an assistant food production trainer at the Pace Hospitality Training Centre, teaches a class that at present has no women students. Swati was married soon after she completed…

As India Worships Elephant God, Conflict Rages With Elephants (But That Can Change)

As India Worships Elephant God, Conflict Rages With Elephants (But That Can Change)

Elephants cross a road near the Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve in Karnataka.   Conflict with wild animals, mostly elephants and tigers, has killed more than 1,100 people across India during the…

Aadhaar Aside, Five Issues That Could Be Affected By SC Ruling On #RightToPrivacy

Aadhaar Aside, Five Issues That Could Be Affected By SC Ruling On #RightToPrivacy

  Freedom of sexual orientation, right to eat what one wants to, right to medically terminate a pregnancy, freedom to criticise the government and right to control dissemination of personal…

MPs Spend More Near Elections But This Had Little Impact on Election Outcomes In 2014: Study

MPs Spend More Near Elections But This Had Little Impact on Election Outcomes In 2014: Study

  Members of Parliament (MPs) elected in 2009 spent less funds from the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) at the beginning of their term, gradually increasing spending…