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Deadly but Preventable

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Yet India routinely fails its women

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Your Pesticide Supplement

A study conducted by Greenpeace has found that Chinese herbal medicines sold in Western countries often contain pesticide residues exceeding safe levels. The study looked at 36 samples of herbal…

India’s Big Aquacultural Opportunity

Given India’s current account vulnerability, the $3.5 billion of seafood exports last year looks like a valuable contribution to the country’s forex kitty. But it’s only a drop in the ocean if one…

Visa Vexation

Pakistan and India are masters at the art of sending each other mixed signals. The last Indian journalist posted in Islamabad was forced to depart just as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s new government…

Federal Party or Third Front?

The idea of a third front has got a boost after the JD-U snapped ties with the BJP. Actually, in the context of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the idea of a third front was first mooted by Odisha Chief…

18 Again

After being pilloried for reducing the legal age of marriage for Muslim women to 16 through a circular (see ‘Knot a Sensible Thing to Do’, 8 July 2013), the Kerala government has withdrawn the order…

The Thing About Human Dignity

You might know Narayan Pergaein from a YouTube video in which he stands on the shoulders of another man in a river abutting some slums in Uttarakhand. From that completely unnecessary vantage point,…

Soon in Stores: The Anti-Suicide Fan

NEW DELHI ~ Suicide, the shrink will tell you, is related to the psychological makeup of an individual. To deal with it, counselling and sometimes medication is required. A cardiologist in Madhya…

If Snooping is Scrutiny

The PRISM surveillance programme run by the US National Security Agency since 2007 has been collecting communications data across the world on a massive scale. We have only learnt of the extent of…

The Prodigal Son Returns

Weeks after its humiliating defeat in the Assembly polls, a section of the Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party is working feverishly to build bridges with former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa who left…

The Thing About Human Dignity

You might know Narayan Pergaein from a YouTube video in which he stands on the shoulders of another man in a river abutting some slums in Uttarakhand. From that completely unnecessary vantage point,…