INDIA

Dickensian misery

The recent fire at Anaj Mandi drew attention to the large swathes of Delhi’s underbelly populated by migrant labourers and trafficked children below the age of 18 The death of children — 10 according to a fact-finding team of a

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Spent force

While the citizenship Bill provided an opportunity to grandstand, Opposition unity crumbled yet again Yes, majoritarianism is the new normal in this country, there’s no doubt about that. What is worrisome is its coercive tide which nudges citizenry into a perpetual suspension

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Lies, damned lies

While the CAB violates our Constitution, both in letter and in spirit, the NRC, which will follow next, will lead to an unmitigated and wholly intentional disaster One of the most interesting phrases that I have come across in recent times is

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The conundrum of a vehicle ban

The intention to protect the environment and health of the citizens is no doubt vital but important policy decisions should not be a knee-jerk reaction to long-standing problems As the national Capital reels under the impact of an increasingly toxic

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India losing race to filariasis?

The Govt needs to consider using the low-cost and effective combination of DEC-fortified salt in order to meet 2021 targets Though fortified rice, wheat, iodised salt, milk and oil are set to become a major part of the national malnutrition

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Look before you swipe

As ATM and credit card thefts go up by 50 per cent countrywide, Delhi is the worst offender Indian banking customers are being made to pay a price for convenience with the spiral of crimes like phishing, identity theft, card skimming, cloning

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Death of democracy

Anti-intellectual trends and sectarian politics unfolding in nations ruled by elected Governments no less can push the world into a bottomless pit of cultural and civilisational decadence Democracies across the globe are fighting a battle of survival today. India, one

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Time for collective introspection

Society should strongly support the victims of rape and not blame or shame them. The moral fabric of the country is tearing up slowly and this needs to stop. Boys must be taught to respect women by their parents at

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Anxiety in the N-E

The sub-nationalism of ethnic groups and the fear of influx may just deflate Hindu-dominant nationalism The problem with identity politics is that it thrives on resentment and insecurities of social groups, fragmenting them further instead of galvanising them into a

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Rescue doesn’t end trafficking woes

The rehabilitative process of victims is not conducive to their socio-economic empowerment and there is no concrete prevention and protection strategy in place. The current law is not survivor-centric Human trafficking is a complex and opportunistic criminal activity which preys on

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