National Family Health Survey
Opinion  /  Published 20.05.21

Editorial: Needle blunted

India’s vaccination drive has been criticized on account of several deficiencies. The myopia of the Narendra Modi government has resulted in a shortage of vaccines, inconveniencing citizens. The...
By The Editorial Board

Books  /  Published 16.04.21

Debunking the population myth

The available data on the prevalence of family planning practices among Muslims in India, on the other hand, do not show a radically different trend from other communities. As a matter of fact, the NF...
By Achin Chakraborty

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.21

Bengal’s child brides

‘Banglar meye’ is at the centre of a political campaign in West Bengal. That could well be because women, particularly school-going girls, have been the primary beneficiaries of numer...
By Sabir Ahamed

Opinion  /  Published 17.03.21

Education and the budget

The year, 2020, will be remembered not only for the global pandemic but also for the National Education Policy. When NEP-2020 was announced, it was clear that heavy financial resources would be needed...
By Sanjeev Rai

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.21

Unkindest cut: intimate partner violence

In the largest multi-country survey of violence against women using data from 2000 to 2018, the most striking feature is the scale of intimate partner violence. The study, conducted by the World Healt...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 15.02.21

Clear the air: fossil fuel deaths

Pollution is a multi-pronged problem; among its many sources is the use of fossil fuel. This was evident from the startling findings of a recent study by scientists that revealed that air pollution ca...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 08.02.21

Cuts deep: Union Budget 2021-22

The Union budget is not merely a dossier of government income and expenditure. Its importance lies in it being a concrete representation of a government’s vision for the growth of the nation and...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

No chance to touch the skies

Earlier this month, in Maharashtra’s Bhandara, 10 infants died when the hospital they were in caught fire. Hospital attendants safely rescued seven infants. The horrific incident occurred in the...
By Jaideep Hardikar

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Free fall: indices of progress

India continues to perform poorly on global indices of progress. With the largest number of internet shutdowns in the world, India has recorded a third consecutive year of declining online freedom; it...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.12.20

Hollow bellies: child undernutrition in India

Sir — The fifth round of the National Family Health Survey reveals disturbing trends as far as the burden of child undernutrition in India is concerned. Across the 22 states and Union territorie...
By The Telegraph


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