KIRAN (name changed) is a 16-year-old girl with large fluid eyes, a sharp nose, jet black curly hair, dark glowing complexion, medium he...
THE near-universal health care system put in place by socialist Cuba ranks among the best in the world. In this developing nation health...
The Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, the Narendra Modi government’s attempt at financial inclusion of the poor, is unlikely to prove effective because it is largely a continuation of the UPA government’s failed liberalisation policies and inherits their systemic infirmities. By R. RAMAKUMAR
The Modi government’s permission to increase the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam by installing radial gates on it is met with stiff opposition from the Narmada Bachao Andolan, which threatens to launch another phase of its struggle. By LYLA BAVADAM
Civil services aspirants are determined not to allow the aptitude test of the preliminary examination this year on the grounds that it privileges the English-educated and those with engineering and science backgrounds over those who do not write in English and who have specialised in the humanities. By PURNIMA S. TRIPATHI
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
The amendments the Tamil Nadu government has made to its law of preventive detention threaten fundamental rights and the principle of rehabilitative justice. By ILANGOVAN RAJASEKARAN
The labour reforms introduced by the NDA government are aimed at benefiting employers and have the potential to undermine working class rights and the trade union movement. By T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
In a sudden move, the Kerala government initiates steps to close down bars and rid the State of liquor sales and consumption within a decade. By R. KRISHNAKUMAR in Thiruvananthapuram