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Concealing Care: A Strategy of Exclusion

  By Yogesh Yadav ‘Man is a social being’, a famous proverb repeatedly idealised in society to denote the inter-dependency of …

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Is India’s goods and services tax bad news for Bhutan’s environment?

Vehicles lined up near the newly-completed Giant Buddha stupa in Thimphu, Bhutan [Image: Dawa Gyelmo]

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan remained in isolation for centuries until 1961, when a road was completed connecting the …

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Increased siltation raises Kashmir flood threat

A Kashmiri man near a Budgam forest shows the degradation caused to forests over the past few decades [image by: Athar Parvaiz]

Kashmir’s deforested hills have been the prime cause of the heavy siltation of its water bodies. This is now being …

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Financial inclusion is an enabler of the Sustainable Development Goals

Financial Inclusion is critical to accelerating economic growth, social protection and sustainable development. “Over the last three years India has succeeded …

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How to Train and Mentor Underprivileged Youth for Entrepreneurship

By Gayathri Vasudevan What with India’s jobless growth in the recent years, it is time to actively fuel the entrepreneurial …

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My Wall of Rejection and Why It Matters

By Nick Hopwood Professor Centre for Research in Learning and Change University of Technology Sydney, Australia If I had a …

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Swachh Bharat Mission: Achievements and challenges

A common sight or practice in the countryside of a developing country is people going out of their homes to …

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Dam worsens flood devastation in Assam

Picture : The Brahmaputra (in the background) overflows its banks near Dhubri in Lower Assam during the August 2017 flood [Image by Sucharita Sen

By Mubina Akhtar In a relief camp on the Amtola embankment in the town of North Lakhimpur, Kulen Gogoi has …

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What We Learnt by Learning about Toilets

Picture Courtesy:  r.i.c.e. By Diane Coffey and Dean Spears (Excerpted from a Pathbreaking Book: Where India Goes – Abandoned Toilets, …

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Gorakhpur Tragedy: How much is too much?

Today, India is celebrating its 71th Independence Day. The auspicious day has converted as a day for lofty promises and …

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