Away From Home, These Migrants Call Kerala Their ‘Mini Gulf’

Away From Home, These Migrants Call Kerala Their ‘Mini Gulf’

KOCHI: A room that he shares with six others in Kerala's business capital Kochi is the closest thing that 20-year-old Johirul Sheikh from Assam has to a home for now. He came to Kochi...
1 Indian Dies Of Tuberculosis Every Minute, No One Is Immune, Says Expert

1 Indian Dies Of Tuberculosis Every Minute, No One Is Immune, Says Expert

New Delhi: About 8,000 patients pass through Dr Zarir F Udwadia's busy clinic every year. The patients who are usually referred to him by colleagues from different parts of the country are difficult cases...
For Children In Need, These Thoughtful Initiatives Bring Cheer

For Children In Need, These Thoughtful Initiatives Bring Cheer

While multiple initiatives are taken for the underprivileged children concerning their health, education and economic needs, an aspect that is often ignored is recreation. Realising that the ‘element of fun’ is necessary for a...
‘Home Was A Goat Shelter’: Stranded In Saudi Arabia, Indian Migrant Recounts Horror

‘Home Was A Goat Shelter’: Stranded In Saudi Arabia, Indian Migrant Recounts Horror

Chennai: G Nanaprakasham Rajamarian was short on cash. Two years into his job at a construction site in Saudi Arabia, his sponsor demanded money to renew his work permit or to get back his...
How Coloured Bindis Help Track Health Of Mothers And Babies

How Coloured Bindis Help Track Health Of Mothers And Babies

Using digitized maps and coloured bindis, a unique initiative in rural Rajasthan is keeping track of the health of pregnant women and children. The effort is also bringing together the frontline (AAA) workers - ASHA...
More Than 1 Million TB Patients Lack Adequate Nutrition, Shows Study

More Than 1 Million TB Patients Lack Adequate Nutrition, Shows Study

By Charu Bahri/ IndiaSpend.org Mt Abu/Abu Road: One look at Puni Garasia, 14, was all it took Ashok Dave, a doctor operating a charitable mobile clinic service for 56 dusty, desolate hamlets in Sirohi, southwest...
India Short Of Nearly Two Million Nurses

India Short Of Nearly Two Million Nurses

New Delhi: India is short of 1.94 million nurses, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the Indian Nursing Council (INC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). International Nurses Day is observed on...
Bhishtis, The Traditional Water Carriers Of Old Delhi, Fading Into History

Bhishtis, The Traditional Water Carriers Of Old Delhi, Fading Into History

Shakeel Ahmad wanders the cramped alleyways of Old Delhi offering water from a goat hide canteen called mashaq slung over his shoulder, a centuries-old service welcomed by thirsty vendors toiling under the baking sun. Mr...
Depression Can Set In Early, Delhi Schools Innovate For Mental Well-Being Of Children

Depression Can Set In Early, Delhi Schools Innovate For Mental Well-Being Of Children

New Delhi: One in four adolescents is known to have depression by the time they reach the age of 25, according to World Health Organisation. However, most mental health problems, though manageable, are not identified early. Mother's...
Happy Meal! A Mobile Kitchen In Delhi Serves Healthy Food To Those In Need

Happy Meal! A Mobile Kitchen In Delhi Serves Healthy Food To Those In Need

Often ‘obliged’ with leftover food, the underprivileged in India end up falling sick – and their condition worsens further when they are unable to get timely treatment. A food start-up in Delhi-NCR,  Rasoi On Wheels,...

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