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Splash of colour, culture brightens Srinagar's walls

By Sheikh Qayoom and Waseem Shah Inspired by internationally-known Kashmiri artist MasoodHussain, a group of students is painting murals on the walls of Srinagar to bring alive the region’s culture and splash colours on the local environment. “Hussain is our friend, philosopher and guide in this small effort,” SofiSuhail, who is part of the spreading […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Mission Shakti in Odisha
Honing Decision Making Power And Managerial Skill - Key To Strengthening Mission Shakti In Odisha

Odisha’s Mission Shakti has in its fold over 6 lakh WSHGs (11% of the country’s total) with 7 million (12% of the total) women members.

An Empowered Odisha Medical Service Is Of Top Priority To Battle Covid-19
An Empowered Odisha Medical Service Is Of Top Priority To Battle Covid-19

The present health care system in Odisha gives neither a voice nor authority to doctors. Policy decisions are made with no reference to the stakeholders. With all of us having a lot to learn of lessons every day from Covid, feedback from all healthcare workers is of paramount importance.

Why some of us should never follow our dreams

The car window winds down and new age author Paolo Coelho asks for directions to the expressway. “Here, have this map,” I reply, handing him a folded piece of paper with “Follow Your Dream” on it. Okay, that hasn’t happened yet, but scientists say we live in an infinite multiverse which means that it is […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Extra kilos among rural poor weighing India down

By Rajan Sankar & James Levinson Obesity and overweight recorded an 8.6-fold increase in India’s rural areas over 14 years, compared to a 1.7-fold increase in urban areas over 20 years. In the rural areas of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh where we’ve been working, we found that 40 per cent of reproductive-age women are […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Secured, hacking-free cloud service is what India needs: Experts

By Nishant Arora New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) While the world is witnessing cloud data breach incidents more often — micro-blogging website Twitter being the latest one — and governments the world over are looking for ways to ensure data security, India has also joined the chorus for a safe, secured cloud experience. The Telecom […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Court order
On average, 5 divorce cases adjudged every hour in Kerala

By Saumya Tewari Family courts in the prosperous, southern state of Kerala ruled on just over five divorces every hour in 2014 – 130 every day – more than any of the 12 Indian states that compile such figures, according to government data. Although India does not appear on the world divorce statistics records, a […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Civil Aviation
New civil aviation policy: A positive step

By Amit Kapoor The union cabinet last week approved the much-awaited civil aviation policy. The policy, which has been instituted in an integrated format for the first time since independence, breaks new ground in the promotion of the aviation sector in the country. Various aspects are touched upon in the policy but broadly there are […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Time for Congress to do some out-of-the-box thinking

By Amulya Ganguli The rapid entry and exit of Kamal Nath as the Congress observer in Punjab has once again shown the inadequacies of the party’s leadership. A decision on such an important appointment dealing with the party’s poll prospects in the state must have been taken at the highest level in the “ma-betey ki […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Benign origins of ISIS until it rose to catastrophic heights

by Saeed Naqvi Every Joint SecretaryÂ’s room in the Ministry of External affairs had a neatly folded copy of the International Herald Tribune on the coffee table. This was the pattern in the 70s and 80s. In mid 90s, after economic liberalization and the birth of the global live media following Operation Desert Storm, TV […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
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Rural jobs collapse in 2016 fuels migration: Yashodabai's story

BY Abhishek Waghmare Farmhand Yashodabai Rathod, 38, migrated to Mumbai for the second time in last three years, with her husband, three daughters and three sons, brother-in-law and his wife, and their three children from the drought-hit southeastern Maharashtra region of Marathwada. Sporting a gold nose-ring and mangalsutra (a gold chain Hindu women wear as […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
In Mumbai, Marathwada migrants rise above poverty line

By Abhishek Waghmare A migrant from MaharashtraÂ’s drought-stricken Marathwada region triples her income – if temporarily – after moving to Mumbai, climbs out of poverty and can repay loans, but families must live in 40 sq ft homes, the size of a large carpet, according to an IndiaSpend survey of 60 migrant families. Each adult […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Pulses (2)
Once called 'orphan crops', pulses and millets are new stars

Once relegated to the status of “orphan crops”, pulses and millets are currently a subject of tremendous interest among the global community. Pulse crops, millets and a host of other local cereals, vegetables, and fruits are of vital importance to the world’s poor. It is no surprise, therefore, that development agencies working in the area […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Iran: No Cold War with China but Win, Win for all

By Saeed Naqvi I don’t exactly gasp but am puzzled by the indifference with which the media has treated two fascinating Indo-Iranian stories. Now that Indo-Iranian relations are set to improve after crucial agreements signed in Tehran by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Hassan Rouhani, the anecdotes should be shared. During his journey to […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
5,616 Indians turned slaves every day over 2 years

By Shreya Mittal & Sukanya Bhattacharyya As many as 18.3 million Indians live in conditions listed as “modern slavery” in 2016, equivalent to the population of Netherlands, a rise of 4.1 million since 2014, according to a new global report. In other words, 5,616 Indians were enslaved every day over these two years. On an […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021