26-11: Ten years after

It was Mumbai’s longest and darkest night Vinod Saighal The tragedy that struck Mumbai on that fateful day in the last week of November 2008, quite hazy in the minds of many Indians living far away, is still fresh in…

No trade-offs in healthcare

Amitabh Kant , Indu Bhushan Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) is the most ambitious health sector scheme since Independence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has himself led the process. If implemented well, PM-JAY could dramatically change the picture of…

Skill India is ailing

The vision for vocational training is on its last legs. Those in-charge have forgotten to take education into account, indulge in petty turf wars. Ashok Thakur , S S Mantha Remember the fanfare and optimism over the launch of Skill…

The Disability Vote matters! A call to help register eligible voters with disability

Diethono Nakhro “Vote as if your life depends on it – because it DOES!”?- this was famously said by Justin Dart, the man often considered the father of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is especially true for People with…

Fight the good fight

Mrinal Pande Ever since ugly stories about sexual abuse at the workplace began crawling out of the woodwork, from corporate offices, army, even the judiciary, one knew something major was stirring in the belly of the earth. First women abused…

The Problem with the Modern Indian Woman

Paromita Bardoloi As I write this, it is almost evening. My friend Parama just left for her hometown. She had a break-up a few days back. It was getting into her, so she took a few days off and went…

Schools need to talk about sex, beyond birds and bees

#MeToo has made it imperative for schools to take up sex education seriously Devi Kar Ever since #MeToo went viral in October last year and hitherto silent women began to complain freely about sexual subjugation by men in power, it…

A SLICE OF HISTORY: Cultural and Religious Aspects of Rani Gaidinliu

Som Kamei Rani Gaidinliu, as we all know, was a legendary freedom fighter of whom India is really proud of. An Indian historian writes, “Any nation or country would be proud to have such a gifted woman who sacrificed everything…

Shifting the burden of shame

Veena Venugopal In conferring the 2018 Peace prize, jointly, to Nadia Murad, a former sex slave of the Islamic State (IS), and Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynaecological surgeon who helps raped war survivors, the Nobel Committee has placed itself at…

Gandhi for the young

Avijit Pathak Every year on October 2, I feel somewhat uneasy. From Rajghat to Parliament, from the declaration of “pro-people” policies to the empty slogan initiated by the political class, I experience the death of Gandhi. As the packaging of…