In Kerala Labour Hub, Migrants Face Worst Effects Of Post-Demonetisation Slowdown

Perumbavoor (Kerala): When illiterate mason Jalaluddin Shaikh sought a better life seven years ago, he journeyed nearly 2,500 km south from his home in Murshidabad, Bengal, to this riverine town in th...

India’s Richest Are Not Following Azim Premji’s Lead

Mumbai: With Wipro chairperson Azim Premji giving away 34% of his shares in Wipro, estimated to be worth $7.5 billion, on March 13, his contribution to philanthropic causes now stands at $21 billion, ...

Why India Needs More Women To Contest 2019 Elections

Mumbai: India stood 149th in a 2019 list of 193 countries ranked by the percentage of elected women representatives in their national parliaments, trailing Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and dro...

Indians In White-Collar Jobs Are More Prone To Obesity, Chronic Health Risks

Mumbai: Indians in white-collar jobs, with low levels of activity in their workday, have a higher average body mass index (BMI)--an indicator of obesity--than those in blue-collar occupations, accordi...

India’s Poorest Women Benefit Less From Public Health, Nutrition Services

New Delhi: Despite a four-fold increase in the number of women and children receiving supplementary nutrition under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme in the 10 years to 2016, ...

No Tigers In Bangladesh Sundarbans By 2070, As Region Faces 100% Habitat Loss Over Next 50 Years

Mumbai: Bengal tigers could vanish from the Bangladesh Sundarbans in the next 50 years--by 2070--as a combination of climate change and rising sea levels threatens their last remaining habitats, says ...

Graduate, Factory Owner, Farmers Seek Labour Jobs In Jaipur’s Wrecked Informal Economy

Jaipur: At three grimy market squares in India’s pink city of sandstone palaces, the fates of a former farming couple, a former factory owner, and a graduate illustrated how difficult it now is to f...

On The Gangetic Plain, 600 Million Indians Feel Effects Of Air Pollution And Changing Climate

Varanasi: It’s 6.30 pm in the northern Indian city of Varanasi on a cool January evening. Darkness is yet to fall but visibility already has. The cars on its teeming streets are hard to see from jus...

‘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...

The Story Of Trainee First Officer Garima Sheoran, And The Rise Of India’s Women

Mumbai: In 2016, when 17-year-old Garima Sheoran was admitted to the highly-competitive Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA), India’s national flying school at Fursatganj Airfield in Uttar P...