News  /  Published 19.11.21

Nurses in Kolkata protest again to seek pay revision, start hunger strike

About 2,500 nurses working in various state government hospitals took out a rally from the SSKM Hospital in south-central Kolkata on Thursday afternoon accusing the health department of not keeping it...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

India  /  Published 17.11.21

Centre’s attitude on free kitchens draws SC fire

The first responsibility of every welfare state is to provide food to people dying of hunger, the Supreme Court reminded the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday and frowned upon the practice of assign...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

World  /  Published 12.11.21

WHO malnutrition alarm

Around 3.2 million children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition in Afghanistan by the end of this year, with 1 million of them at risk of dying as temperatures drop, a World Health Organiza...
By Reuters

Opinion  /  Published 09.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Will Prosenjit speak up for our hungry millions?

Reality bites Sir — A French queen, out of touch with ground reality, had asked citizens to eat cake if they did not have bread, only to meet a sticky end. The Bengali actor, Prosenjit Chatterj...
By The Telegraph

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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