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Poverty
Jharkhand  /  Published 28.07.19

Tatas set up Masti Ki Pathshala to take poor kids off streets and into schools

It’s been a bewildering week for 13-year-old Rakhi (name changed), a beggar at Tatanagar railway station who is now a resident of Masti ki Pathshala, a residential school for destitute children run ...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.19

Urgent action needed on children living in poverty

The multidimensional poverty index report of 2019 has been released recently. The MPI tracks 101 countries on deprivations across 10 indicators in health, education and standard of living. The index w...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.19

Speaking truth to the powerless

At Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, my path is blocked by people holding placards welcoming important co-passengers. I feel a slight resentment that there is none to help me with my hand ...
By Alaka M. Basu

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Laureate in eyes of admirer

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee’s biggest quality is having zero airs, said a young economics teacher from Calcutta who spent his last birthday with the Nobel laureate. “He was a big shot even before wi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 12.07.19

When the State lets people die

Sometime in 1959, when I was still in kindergarten, I recollect that my school was closed for an unscheduled period of time. There was violence in the city. My parents would become very agitated after...
By Anup Sinha

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