Breastfed Right: How Shrirampur’s Babies Escape Malnutrition

Shrirampur, Mumbai (Maharashtra): Five years ago, Hina Shaikh, 28, delivered her second baby boy, a healthy 3.5 kg at birth. But within a week he had lost a kilo -- the infant simply refused breastmil...

‘Many Schemes Must End, Be Reviewed To Fund NYAY’

Bengaluru: In late March 2019, Rahul Gandhi, the Congress party president, announced it would roll out an ambitious minimum income guarantee programme, the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), if voted to power...

How A Tribal Village’s Digital Push Empowered Its Women

Mumbai: On January 31, 2019, at a joint sitting of both houses of parliament during the Interim Budget Session 2019, President Ram Nath Kovind noted that under the central government’s Digital India...

‘Skills And Jobs Must Match To Meet High Aspirations Of India’s Young’

Bengaluru: As India heads for its 17th general elections, employment is emerging as the single most important voter issue, noted a pre-election survey conducted across Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madh...

‘India Needs Banks In Underserved Areas, Not Aadhaar, To Deliver Direct Benefit Transfers’

Mumbai: With less than a couple of months for the 2019 general elections, political parties have called for welfare schemes and programmes that will guarantee the development of disadvantaged socio-ec...

‘Small Size Of Farms Not A Problem, Inefficient Markets And Unremunerative Prices Are’

Bengaluru: Farm distress is a central issue in Indian politics today. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government has acknowledged its salience by announcing the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidh...

Sanitation Does Not End With Flushing A Toilet. A Tamil Nadu Town Shows How To Complete The Sanitation Cycle

Chennai: Karunguzhi in Kanchipuram district in north Tamil Nadu is one of 7,000 small towns in India where houses are not connected to an underground sewage network, and are entirely dependent on what...

‘Delhi’s Reforms To Improve Ease Of Doing Business Largely Window-Dressing’

Mount Abu: In 2016, India stood 130th among 190 countries in the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ ranking. A year later, having implemented a slew of reforms, India climbed to the 100th pos...

Gender-Focussed Budgets Can Reduce Spousal Violence, Improve Women’s Well-Being

New Delhi: States with gender budgeting showed significantly greater reduction in spousal violence between 2005-06 and 2015-16 than those without it, according to a recent study using data from Nation...

Bengali-Speaking Students In Kannada-Medium Bengaluru School Reveal Journey Of Climate-Change Refugees From Disappearing Islands

Bengaluru (Karnataka) & Mousuni (West Bengal):  Two years back when theatre director Nimi Ravindran, 43, got a grant to teach theatre to students at a public school, she was confident her fluency...