Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Lekshmi Parmeswaran

I have learned to fight back and live life on my own terms

In a world that is known for its rigidity of established values and practices, Kalki Subramaniam is a name to reckon with. As a transgender person, her battles have often revolved around creating an identity for herself. Her unwavering...

Defying the stereotypes

Positive steps taken in some states to improve the lives of transgenders should be replicated Acceptability is something that every human craves for. The way the society is defined conventionally has place only for those who conform to well-defined social...

Brimming with hope

Inland waterways based transport in India has not been exploited fully despite holding tremendous potential 20 May, 1498 is a day that changed the destiny of India forever. It was on this day that the Portuguese traveler Vasco de Gama...

The Achilles’ heel

Corporate governance is an element that is lacking in cooperative banking and can bring about the sector’s downfall “Necessity is the mother of all inventions” has become as clichéd a term as ever. But truth remains that for humankind adversity...

A blast from the past

The 1994 plague outbreak in Surat is a lesson for all on how not to manage stray dogs “Why are people so indiscriminate? Is it so difficult for them to see the impending disaster” asks Maya N., a visibly fuming...

The new challenge – Zika Virus

The increase in the microcephaly cases has made Zika the most dreaded virus to surface in the present times Who would have ever thought that a normal viral infection like any other would one day turn out to be a...

Getting private sector to develop skill

The government should incentivize the private sector to train workers in order to take advantage of the demographic dividend Perhaps the biggest of all anomalies lies in the Indian labour market. The country which is known for its excellent quality...

The start of a power struggle?

The Damocles’ sword that has been hanging over India in the form of the Gwador port is slowly taking a tangible form. The transfer of 2,000 acres of land in Balochistan to China by the Pakistan government is a...

New life for alternative medicines making the mark worldwide

India’s relations with traditional me India’s relations with traditional medicines date back to 3000 B.C when Ayurveda first found mention in the oral traditions. Later on Atharva Veda dealt with some aspects of this system. But it was only...

Going out of reach

In a country where 22 per cent of population lives under BPL, the public healthcare system is facing shortage of funds & doctors Another front and this time the Mahatma Gandhi was once quoted saying “It is health that is...

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