The urban public transport system is a neglected area. Despite advances in the transportation sector, governments have not upgraded urban transport systems and infrastructure. How is this affecting people? How has the neglect led to the creation of monopolies. Cover Pic: Island Press
Category: News Around The World
Working Conditions For Women: Wombs not Allowed
To make ends meet, women had to lose the right to their self as they were coerced into getting hysterectomies done. This has happened and is happening in Beed, Maharashtra. How long will this go on?
Cutting Through the Noise Around JEE NEET Exams
The concerns that a few students with exam during the pandemic are genuine. But does everyone of them want it? And is delaying the exam a solution to it?
Plight of Medical Workers During the Pandemic
The medical community is leading the charge against the pandemic across the globe. Some of them lost their lives in the process trying to save people. But we thank them with lawsuits, ostracisation, attacks and kicking them out on the street. It is our thanks to their service. Cover Pic : The Atlantic
India To Take Up Leadership Role At WHO
A change of guard is taking place at the WHO Executive Board. India is the next Chairman of the body. India has an opportunity to show its credentials as a global power by taking charge of the WHO response. Will India take up the opportunity offered? Cover Pic: Business Standard
What should we do to minimize COVID-19’s economic impact? — MiddleMe
This piece by Kally on her blog Middle Me is a well thought out piece on how to minimise the impact of economic downturn for the vulnerable classes.
Chinese Food Habits Putting The World at Risk
The food habits of China have been under the lens since the pandemic broke out. This is my take on how China has been the source of pandemics in the recent past. The wet markets and food habits paint a clearer picture of the how and why of the situation. Cover Pic Source: North East Now
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).
Into Uncharted Territory
T-40. The Chandrayaan 2 is about to catapult ISRO and India into history. As soon as it touches down on the surface of the moon, Chandrayaan 2 touching down on the Southern pole of the moon would take the world into uncharted territory.
Urban Apathy In The Democratic Process
Urban India has always shaped the political thought of India. They have been at forefront leading the charge changing the course of the country. Yet curiously enough, their participation in the electoral process in apathetic. Why so?