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

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 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

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.12.18

Loo woes at Jamshedpur tourist spot Dimna Lake

Picnickers at the scenic Dimna Lake, one of the more popular tourist attractions near the steel city, aren’t having such a good time for want of a basic facility: toilets.For all the tall talk of th...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 16.11.18

Girl gets a toilet, returns to school in Murshidabad

Nine-year-old Sushma Khatoon, a Class IV student of Nimtita Boys’ Primary School (co-educational) in Murshidabad’s Sherpur, went back to school in late-October after the Puja holidays.It was, howe...
By Alamgir Hossain in Murshidabad


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


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