‘Climate Change Impact On Health Isn’t Easy To Perceive, So It Doesn’t Resonate With Populace’

New York: In Katowice, a Polish city whose economy has always rested on coal production, world leaders sat down last month to work on a framework on how to move forward with the 2015 Paris Agreement t...

‘One Of Every Four Households Told Us They’d Heard Of Threats To Withhold Government Benefits’ If They Didn’t Build Toilets

A group of villagers in central Bihar’s Begusarai district, including an elderly man, are seen holding their ears and doing sit-ups surrounded by policemen and government staff in this video posted ...

‘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...

’Proposed Right To Information Amendment Will Finish The Act And End Information Commissioners’ Independence, Turn Them Into Glorified Clerks’

Delhi: Madabhushi Sridhar Acharyulu, who recently retired as Central Information Commissioner, is one of India’s most resolute advocates for transparency, and for strengthening citizens’ right to ...

‘2019 Is An Election To Save The Republic.’ A Young Political Party Abjures A Personality Cult In The Forthcoming Battle

Mumbai: In late November 2018, amid rising agrarian distress, thousands of farmers from nearly 200 organisations across the country marched to Delhi to demand a special session of parliament to addres...

‘India Will Achieve Climate Change Targets A Decade Ahead Of Deadline’

New Delhi: As world leaders gather in Katowice, Poland, for the 24th Conference of Parties (COP), the highest decision-making body of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, four former COP p...

Police Continue To Make Arrests Using ‘Unconstitutional’ Section 66A of IT Act, Struck Down By Supreme Court 3 Years Ago

Mount Abu: On March 20, 2017, the Uttarakhand High Court accorded the status of living human entity to the rivers Ganga and Yamuna. The same day, Zakir Ali Tyagi, an 18-year-old from Muzaffarnagar, Ut...

‘A Billion People Lifted Out Of Poverty & Barely 1% Of The World Knows This’

New York: A billion people have been lifted out of poverty in recent decades. It’s so large a figure that it actually sounds ‘abstract’. This abstraction and inability to weigh or gauge the i...

‘I Worry What The Internet Could Unleash Around India During Election Time’

Mumbai: When the first telegraph cable was laid beneath the Atlantic Ocean in 1858, connecting London and New York with the most advanced communication technology in history, excitable commentators at...

‘Police, Politicians Invoke Public Interest, Morality Too Quickly, And Too Often It’s To Hinder Speech’

Mumbai: India’s Rule of Law is facing a crisis, says Harish Narasappa. The gap between the role of our institutions on paper and how they operate in reality is widening. ‘Structural violence’...