Dark winter again 

Dark winter again 

The unscheduled power cuts during the past one month have made the lives of people miserable. Entire Kashmir is up in arms against the Power Development Department (PDD). Metered and non-metered areas are facing pesky power cuts. The tall claims which PDD had made about providing uninterrupted power supply to metered areas stand punctured. According […]

Delhi’s foul air: Alarm bells for India’s health

Patralekha Chatterjee Does Delhi’s winter of discontent, its headline-grabbing smog, really matter? Should someone living thousands of kilometres away, in another part of the country, care about the troubles of India’s capital as we choke and as our children grapple with severe respiratory diseases and get used to spending more and more time indoors? The […]

India on the path to make affordable care available to all

Savita Verma With Indian doctors’ prowess giving foreigners a confidence to seek treatment here, India has come a long way since independence in healthcare. The country has a booming medial tourism industry, coupled with improved score in health indicators like life expectancy, infant mortality and fertility rate. India now has a strengthened network of primary […]

Save medicos first

Save medicos first

Reports about doctors and paramedics deployed at hospitals testing positive for Swine flu have created ripples in Kashmir. The common man is of the opinion if doctors are not safe then one can imagine the plight of the people. It’s really unfortunate that authorities have not given Flu shots to the medicos. This has put […]

The great Indian fire sale

Sandeep Bamzai The kerfuffle over the twin balance sheet problem afflicting India’s financial system is not going away in a hurry. Over-leveraged corporates and banks encumbered with those bad assets have acted as a drag on the earnings for both segments of the economic vector. Companies have gone under, unable to deal with the burden […]

The Machiavellian Prince: Welcome to Salman Arabia

Marwan Bishara You’ve got to admire Mohammed Bin Salman’s stamina and drive. The ambitious, adrenaline-pumped young prince is fighting a major war next door, while instigating diplomatic crises abroad and cracking down on powerful detractors at home. And yet he still finds the time to curtail the influence of the religious establishment and chart a […]

Confronting the challenge of mounting waste

Sudhirendar Sharma   Mini-mountains of accumulated untreated urban waste are common sights in most big and medium cities and towns in the country. Waste dumps greet visitors to any city, reflecting the rapidly rising prosperity in each bit of trash at the waste dump. With cities having literally failed to develop effective ways to dispose […]

Digital Revolution in India

Digital Revolution in India

Dr.Gurmeet Singh Evolution of technology has been the foundation stone of progress and has over the centuries changed the way societies function. Technological inventions have revolutionized each sector of the society by reducing human labour, brining efficiency and increasing productivity. Be it introduction of information communication technologies in education, digitization in the media and services […]

Can US intervention help?

Can US intervention help?

The reports about United States trying to push India and Pakistan into a dialogue have taken many people by a surprise. The close ties which India enjoys with United States are known to everyone and since the day Donald Trump has taken over as the US President he has made it clear that he supports […]

Protect women rights

Protect women rights

Rights of women being trampled and the difficulties being faced by them have always been a hot topic of discussion. People discuss these and forget it after sometime and life goes on. The need of the hour is to take stock of the progress women have made so far in terms of education, economic empowerment, […]