Global Hunger Index
Opinion  /  Published 09.02.22

End hunger with peace

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed millions of people into poverty and hunger. The United Nations estimates that between 720 and 811 million people faced hunger in 2020 — about 161 million more th...
By Malancha Chakrabarty

Opinion  /  Published 22.01.22

Letters to the Editor: 'Wife-beater' cannot be a name for a fashion item

Dubious moniker   Sir — The language of fashion is reflective of social and cultural norms and can often be problematic. It is appalling that the ubiquitous white ganji &mda...

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

Shameful: Hunger deaths

Data can be weaponized to suit a political purpose. The absence of data is useful in a similar manner. This was evident from the Centre’s recent confession to the Supreme Court that it had no da...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 08.12.21

Smriti questions hunger index

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani on Wednesday raised doubt over accuracy of Global Hunger Index saying medical and societal challenge were measured through a Gallup pho...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.21

The State that failed

The Union ministry of women and child development protested against the downgrading of India from 94 to 101 on the Global Hunger Index, 2021. According to the ministry, the proportion of undernourishe...
By M.G. Devasahayam


Opinion  /  Published 08.11.21

Model that ignores messy truth of citizens’ lives

The Indian government has taken umbrage at the Global Hunger Index ranking India 101st among 116 countries, below Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan, with the world’s highest child wasting rate amon...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 21.10.21

Letters to the Editor: Sometimes, laughter indeed is the best medicine

Laughter therapy Sir — An organization based in Delhi has come up with a novel way of cheering up patients in hospitals by making them laugh. Known as ‘clownselors’, the volunteers ...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

Free fall: India slips on Global Hunger Index

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress and inclusion. A week after the Unesco report showing the precarious state of education in India came the 2021 Global Hunger Index&...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.21

GHI: When power does not empower

This Vijaya Dashami, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, said his government aims to make India the strongest military power globally on its own strength. In the preceding weeks, two reports and data s...
By Jaideep Hardikar

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.21

Letters to the Editor: No excuse is too lame when it comes to buying more books

Colourful sight Sir — The standard bookshelf is organized by subject or author, but the latest social media trend is to colour code books. While the obsessive reader often does not care how boo...
By The Telegraph


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