‘Most Men Are Pressured By Society To Pass Off Their Sexual Abuse As A Rite Of Passage’

Mumbai: In the middle of making her first short film ‘The Candy Man’, which deals with child sexual abuse, Insia Dariwala decided to change the protagonist from a young girl to a boy. “My ...

How Conflict-Ridden Afghanistan Improved Its Health In 10 Years

New Delhi: After the fall of the Taliban in 2001 and as a country recovering from conflict, Afghanistan had some of the worst health indicators in the world. More than one-in-two (54%) children under ...

‘Safe Daycare For Children & Safe Public Transport Will Increase Women’s Socio-Economic Involvement’

New Delhi: Women in urban India turn down better employment opportunities further away from home in favour of lower-paid local opportunities as the public transport system is often unreliable or unaff...

‘Even Without India’s Water Crisis, Doubling Farmers’ Income In 5 Years Impossible’

Mumbai: India is the world’s largest consumer of groundwater, extracting twice as much as China, the world’s most populous country. India extracted 250 cubic kilometre of groundwater in 2010--1.2 ...

‘This Is India’s Most Desperate Generation, But It’s Also Bent On World Domination’

“No matter how poorly placed they find themselves now, they make-up the world’s largest ever cohort of like-minded people, and they see absolutely no reason why the world shouldn’t run by their ...

‘Children Don’t Seem To Be A Priority In This Country’

New Delhi: She’s dodged an acid attack, had a fatwa issued against her and survived 17 separate physical assaults. But Sunitha Krishnan, 46, doesn’t seem to be the sort of person to be easily dish...

‘To Double Farm Incomes, India Must Get People Off Farms’

New Delhi: Increasing climate variability, extreme weather events and rising temperatures pose challenges to India’s food and nutrition security, according to the 2018 Global Food Policy Report by I...

‘India Can’t Arrest Child Stunting If It Can’t Fight Poverty’

Carlos Monteiro, professor of nutrition and public health at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, played active roles in the campaigns against both malnutrition and obesity. Monteiro spoke to IndiaSpe...

Why India Is Failing To Educate Its School-Going Children And How That Can Change

India has enrolled more children in secondary schools than ever before, but is failing to teach them what they should be learning, while the most vulnerable are falling further behind the rest, as Ind...

‘Land Reforms Have Failed, Formalising Tenancy Only Option To Address Farm Distress’

New Delhi: In the last 10 months, farmers across the country have staged half a dozen large protests. On March 12, 2018, 35,000 farmers from all over Maharashtra walked 180 km over seven days to reach...