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

Opinion  /  Published 16.10.19

Mary Kom proves sporting skills are not gender-specific

Sir — The six-time gold medalist in boxing, M.C. Mary Kom, has shown, once again, that excelling in sports has little to do with one’s gender. The idea that men are “stronger” and more capable...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 12.10.19

Scent of a wedding: Toilet selfie required

A wedding, one wisecrack goes, is a funeral where two people who find themselves on the altar of matrimony are provided with the luxury of smelling the flowers. The scent of matrimony need not always ...
By The Editorial Board in

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

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

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

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

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)

North East  /  Published 10.05.19

Toilet trauma for NRC applicants

Rashida Begum, 45, waited patiently in an unending queue at the Chenga Unnayan Khanda development block office, one of the centres for National Register of Citizens (NRC) hearing at Chenga block in Ba...
By Gaurav Das in Guwahati

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


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