Critique's Zone

The Clean India Initiative: The Role of the Toilet

In the second part of The Clean India Initiative series, we discuss the objective of reducing defecation and improving sanitation under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The government championed the toilet as the hero of this cause. But did it succeed in the venture? Read to find out!

Sports

India to Host First Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens

Source: India to Host First Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens The Indian Cricket Team and the BCCI traditionally have taken time to accept the changing trends in World cricket. Be it the advent of the T-20 format of the game or the DRS, India shied away from them. Even with the latest Day-Night Tests, India… Continue reading India to Host First Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens

Critique's Zone

The Clean India Initiative: A Success or A Failure?

First of a seven part series on the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or the Clean India Initiative. Recently on October 2, 2019 PM Modi announced India to be Open Defecation Free. This seven part series to examine and see where we stand with respect to the objectives laid down under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Keep watching this space.

News Around The World, People and Society

How Dare You?

Greta Thunberg, climate activist, in the last week gave an emotional speech 'How Dare You' pressurising world leaders and governments to do more against climate change. She has inspired students around the world to get their voice about their futures heard. But her message to PM Modi I felt was without knowledge of developments in India. This is my view on India's position and turning the question back on her. (Please do check out the tweet).

Sports

The 4-Day Game: Is that the Future of Test Cricket?

Source: The 4-Day Game: Is that the Future of Test Cricket? As the World Test Championship unfolds, trends are emerging from the longest format of the game of cricket. The five day game has only seen its full schedule used only twice. If any other game has gone into the fifth day, the weather interruptions… Continue reading The 4-Day Game: Is that the Future of Test Cricket?