Jharkhand  /  Published 22.12.18

E-toilet debut at Ranchi railway station

Ranchi on Saturday became the first railway station under the south eastern zone to launch a high-tech e-toilet worth Rs 7 lakh.The unmanned electronic toilet was inaugurated on platform 1 by Ranchi B...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 25.09.19

Defecating kids lynched

Two Dalit children who had no toilet at home were allegedly beaten to death by upper caste men for relieving themselves on a road in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday just when the Centre is gearing up to d...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.11.18

Wanted: Some nice, sanitised men

India is a country for men. Traditionally, brothers and sons-in-law lap up ritual acknowledgments of their preciousness every year from sisters and mothers-in-law. Whether it is Bhai Phonta or Jamai S...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.07.19

The budget resembled a set of wishes contained in a political manifesto

The Union budget, contrary to expectations, did not contain any big bangs. The new finance minister’s style was unique in at least two ways. First, Nirmala Sitharaman did away with figures and measu...
By The Editorial Board in

Jharkhand  /  Published 26.01.19

Loo & behold, hygiene at Rs 3 in Dhanbad

The coal town civic body has started selling sanitary napkins at subsidised rates in all 45 public toilets spread across Jharia, Dhanbad, Sindri, Katras and Chhatatand.Napkins, made by women self-help...
By Our Correspondent in Dhanbad

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.19

Doubts about Modi's claim on open defecation

Truth is one of the victims of competitive populism. This is because one of the main objectives of populism is to present the public with data that have been either sugar-coated or carefully pruned by...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 04.08.19

Toilets for disabled at stations

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has constructed 377 disabled-friendly toilets in all its stations to reduce the inconvenience of differently-abled people in accessing lavatories on station premis...
By Satananda Bhattacharjee in Hailakandi

Opinion  /  Published 30.10.18

Clean Ganga and Swachh Bharat are intertwined

Playing up holiness is part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s USP: the name of the prime minister’s ‘clean the holy river’ project, Namami Gange, is a good example. The fanfare and sadhu cluster...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 14.07.19

Activist highlights casteism of Swachh Bharat

In her budget speech last week finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman mentioned the union government’s flagship scheme of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. She listed the scheme, which envisions an Ind...
By in Delhi

India  /  Published 19.05.19

Buzz words across districts of east UP: Modi toilets & Yogi cows

Across the districts of east Uttar Pradesh, two things catch the eye and dominate conversations: “Modiji ka sauchalay” — the small, white structures that people refer to as Narendra Modi’s toi...
By J.P. Yadav in Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh)


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