Villagers are often the first line of defence against elephants wandering into farmland and settlements, so community-led efforts with traditional methods have come to the fore.
The Swachh Bharat Mission’s unthinking obsession with ‘behavioural change’ is taking an unconscionable toll on the poorest.
Modi’s remarks of seeking a peaceful resolution to the issues plaguing the Valley have been welcome by several leaders, but many worry his words are simply symbolic without any concrete action on the ground.
Amidst the doom and gloom of Trumpism, Americans are discovering the politics of mass mobilisation to wage the battles thrust upon them.
The price of the antimalarial drug α/β arteether fell because it was discovered and developed through publicly funded research – something to keep in mind when funding for labs is cut.
The government’s decision to open 22 colleges named after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya in Assam reinforces the RSS’s much-hyped role in last year’s state elections.
Satpathy says he does not buy that there is no alternative to Modi in the next general elections and is confident of the re-emergence of the regional parties.
Regardless of the Supreme Court’s final verdict, the false dichotomy between privacy and welfare must be expunged.
Fifteen days on, the situation in the flooded villages of Banaskantha in north Gujarat is far from what can be called normal.
Assam, where more than 31 lakh people have been affected by floods in 25 districts, found innovative ways to celebrate Independence Day.
From Gunga Jumna to Phir Subah Hogi, messages in the songs from these films resonate even today.
My father was able to reaffirm the one faith he had: that as often as not, human relations override political, national and even religious dividing lines.
Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy’s United Bengal Plan That Could Have Changed the Course of India’s History
Suhrawardy, a largely forgotten figure today, was Bengal’s chief minister in 1946 and is often mis-remembered as a Hindu-hating communal leader.
Yashpal’s two-volume Jhutha Sach, which revolves around two key moments that directly shape Partition, closely connects history and fictional narrative.
Despite economic troubles, a questionable education system and a booming healthcare sector catering fabulously to its minuscule elite, it is religion that is on the tip of every politician’s tongue.
Today there is an attempt at portraying the Congress party – and its leaders during independence and Partition – in very different hues from the inclusiveness, tolerance, democracy and secularism it upheld in very trying times.
“One can keep blaming us for things but this is an exercise which has been neglected for the last 20 years in the state of UP, Bihar, Assam,” UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.
The breakneck speed at which Delhi is growing was triggered by the arrival of refugees from Punjab, Sindh and the North-West Frontier Province.
The ‘spiritual age’ Sri Aurobindo visualised is strikingly different from what present-day proponents of religious fundamentalism talk about with their politics of culture and religion and the stigmatisation of the ‘other’.
Through personal narratives from grandparents and depictions in books and movies, young people in India and Pakistan have constructed their own memories of Partition.
Neonicotinoids, popularly called neonics, came on the scene when other pesticides no longer deterred pests but instead poisoned vertebrates.
At the Red Fort, on August 15, 1947, the past and the present had coalesced to mark a newly independent nation’s step towards the future.
Even though the Centre has made clear its stance on the marital rape of a minor, the state cannot pretend that the marital home is a safe place for the child and abdicate its responsibility towards protecting her.
An excerpt from Somendranath Bandyopadhyay’s My Days with Ramkinkar Baij where the sculptor and painter shares with the author his experience of sculpting the Yaksha-Yakshi statues that stand outside the central bank in New Delhi.
When India was divided in 1947, the RBI also grappled with a number of tasks that “posed several delicate problems”.
The older cuisines like Mughlai faded away and in their place came the robust makhni gravy and tandoori dishes
Any hostilities will be short and non-conclusive, and will puncture the image of itself that China has built.
The India at 70 that some of us had imagined and hoped for wasn’t one where discussions on hate, the right to dissent, nationalism and proving our patriotism dominate discourse.
Scientists cannot take a moral ground about blind beliefs and superstition until they also focus their criticism on their own practices.
With the government giving 23 natural reasons for the children’s deaths, the official line eliminates any human or institutional hand or negligence.
“This is a very distinct snake, in size, colouration, behaviour and ecology. It appears to represent a quite rapidly evolved new form.”
Despite his failure to win the men’s 100m final and the botched finish in the relay, the Jamaican left with his legacy intact. How dearly would athletics want to be in his place.
The narrative of Partition hasn’t gone away with my grandparents. It has become a part of my family’s lived history, and mentality.
An excerpt from ‘Inheriting the Hamam Dasta and its Stories,’ a chapter by Maya Mirchandani in ‘Looking Back: the 1947 Partition, 70 Years On’.
The Swiss People’s Party has said that India and ten other countries are “too corrupt” and that it will get enough support in the country’s parliament to halt the tax information exchange process.
The management of the institution has been so abysmal in the last few years that tragedies like these have been a daily occurrence.
India’s Lacklustre Approach Towards International Trade is Hurting its Foreign and Economic Interests
From alarming agricultural imports to losing Africa, India needs to aggressively protect its trade interests and explicitly link it to our foreign and domestic goals.
Jessore Road, which connects India and Bangladesh, once witnessed carnage, smuggling, migration and trade.
Religious Freedom Bill Cleared by Jharkhand Assembly; Tribal Leaders Call It ‘an Attempt to Break Our Unity’
The politically motivated Bill threatens to rip apart the tribal society in the state which had managed to forge unity among the Sarnas and the Christian groups.
An excerpt from Unbordered Memories: Sindhi Stories of Partition, edited and translated by Rita Kothari.