The sterilisation drive that resulted in the death of 13 women in Chhattisgarh points to the flawed targeted-sterilisation programme with focus on women and the blatant violation of family planning guidelines. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI in Bilaspur
Does one caste group have the sole right to sit before the deity and sing a set of hymns? This question is at the centre of a long-running feud in a temple in Kancheepuram. By ILANGOVAN RAJASEKARAN
Growing corruption and malpractices in the medical field raise the question whether measures like regulation and audit of medical practice will have to be initiated to protect the gullible public. By DIVYA TRIVEDI
Another outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza, this time in Kerala, rattles public health authorities and duck farmers and freezes the poultry trade. By R. KRISHNAKUMAR in Thiruvananthapuram
Enduring “institutional prejudice”—this conclusion of a famous inquiry report in the U.K. holds good for India’s minority situation as well. By A.G. NOORANI
Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace laureate, talks about his work, his mission and the award. By DIVYA TRIVEDI
THE near-universal health care system put in place by socialist Cuba ranks among the best in the world. In this developing nation health...