Sikkim’s homestays offer a unique experience in the midst of nature. With almost 48 per cent of its area under forest cover which is increasing yearly, Sikkim is rich in biodiversity and has become a much sought-after tourist destination.
A year after the Pension Parishad left Jantar Mantar in New Delhi well-nigh empty handed, it returned for another five-day agitation that ended on March 8th with some minor and uncertain concessions from the Union government.
Glocal developed its own modular and scalable design which eschewed all ornamentation. Instead the focus was on what was essentially needed to provide high quality secondary healthcare. There was emphasis on being green and energy efficient.
Sri Lanka has raised a thriving agro-industry in jackfruit by training vendors, housewives and entrepreneurs in processing technologies. They now make a range of jackfruit products.
What strata of society a filmmaker speaks to is a choice he makes.
Just days after the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant came third in an environmental rating of the steel industry, a huge fire at the plant claimed 16 lives.
The Ashram Paryavaran Vidyala (APV) is a small experimental school run by an NGO, the Sri Bhubaneshwari Mahila Ashram (SBMA) in Anjanisain village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand.
Even from the outside, the IRRAD building gives you the feeling of tranquillity. Its dull reddish-brown façade looks like it has yachts sailing across it, except they are all upside down.
The liver is the largest glandular organ in the body and has more functions than any other human organ. A person’s entire blood supply passes through the liver several times a day. At any given time there is about a pint of blood in your liver.
Wild jackfruit occupies an important place in ethnic kitchens. The tree is a relative of our common jackfruit tree. It belongs to the family Moraceae and is botanically known as Artocarpus hirsutus.
Childbirth and pregnancy are significant events in a woman’s life. A pregnant lady requires complete care and utmost attention by the family. A lot of changes happen and therefore the health of the pregnant woman has to be taken care of.
Thankappan is a trade union leader with a difference. In the late eighties, he led workers of Kamani Tubes in a takeover of the company’s management after it was declared sick. Civil Society on the growing trend of using contract workers for perennial employment.
After years in denial, the municipality admits that there has been serious contamination and public health has been compromised danger.
Churning the Earth, a book by Ashish Kothari and Aseem Shrivastava, raises several serious concerns about neoliberal economic policies and their impact on natural resources. Nandan Maluste takes a close look and asks what’s new.
Amita Joseph of the Business and Community Foundation (BCF), which works closely with managements across industries, says while HUL is ambitious about its business targets, it is surprisingly modest when it comes to its social concerns.
As CEO of Prasar Bharati, Sircar is working hard to improve Doordarshan and Akashvani. He has brought in new talent and improved programming. But changing setups that have long worked as extensions of the government takes time.
The excitement was palpable. Colourfully dressed women came to Gollaprollu, a habitation in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh (AP), in thousands for the rollout of the cash transfer scheme based on the Aadhaar card.
Beneath a tranquil sky and a deceptively calm landscape, children squat on the bare ground clutching their colourful textbooks restlessly.
In January, Mumbai was witness to one of those periodic actions which major Indian cities have become familiar with – large scale eviction of around 4,500 hawkers from selected areas like Bandra, Andheri, Vile Parle, Juhu, Dadar and Chembur. In the course of this police action a hawker died.
A highlight of the Union Budget this year was the government's decision to set up a bank catering exclusively to women. It is not yet clear how such a bank will be managed or how innovative it will be in reaching out to women.
They grow underground, in great abundance and in a range of climates. If tapped right and added to the common man’s daily diet, tuber crops could end much of this nation’s worry on the food security front.
About 15 km from southwest Kolkata in a nondescript small town called Budge Budge, members of the local Rotary Club have for nearly two decades now developed a highly successful model of affordable healthcare.
A ten-year battle that I fought against illegal termination arising out of a complaint of sexual harassment at the workplace has resulted in an award by the Industrial Tribunal in Kolkata granting me reinstatement and full back wages since the time of termination. A first-hand account
After spending 44 years in Sersangi, a remote hamlet in Antagarh Block, Rameshwari moved to the outskirts of Antagarh town in Kanker district of Bastar in Chhattisgarh.
‘All farming in Sikkim will soon be organic. Farmers have been linked to markets. We spend 20 per cent of our budget on education – the highest in the country. Currently, our literacy rate is 83 per cent. On healthcare we spend 15 per cent.’
Afsana Kousar, a student of Class 4 from Keerni, a border village in the Poonch district of J&K, treks four to five hours every day to attend school at Qasba.
Maharashtra is experiencing its worst drought in decades. But farmers in Vidarbha who invested in jackfruit trees years ago are earning decent sums of money. It is seen as the rich man’s vegetable.
Fred Wegman is a leading expert on road safety. He lives in the Netherlands but travels around the world sharing the findings of years of extensive research. He was in Delhi recently to talk on ‘Road Transport: The Science of Safety’.
Endearing companies deliver greater value in the long run, says Jagdish N. Sheth, co-author of the book, Firms of Endearment. Sheth argues that managements need to be more caring and take into account all stakeholders.
Smile Foundation held a two-day workshop entitled, ‘Empowering Grassroots,’ in New Delhi to train smaller NGOs on fundraising, sustainability, communication for brand- building, accountability, transparency, effective leadership and scaling up of organisational competencies.
From gynaecologist and fertility expert, Meenakshi, to astronomer and journalist Ashwin, these new faces breath a fresh life into Karntaka State Assebly Election. Lok Satta is fielding 25 candidates for Karnataka’s State Assembly polls. All of them are accomplished professionals. Eleven are contesting from Bangalore.
Srinivas Murthy is one of the best-known names in the field of design and architecture, having designed some top commercial, residential and tourist landmarks in different Indian cities. But what sets Murthy apart from other architects is his passion to make urban spaces in India more user-friendly and architecturally aesthetic.