At the age of 2, my brother Dhruv, now 16, was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fragile-X, a genetic condition that causes cognitive impairments and learning disabilities. Unlike autism, this syndrome was relatively unheard of, and...
Mumbai: Outspoken gay rights activist Harish Iyer is used to fighting for equal rights but over the last month he has turned into a messenger of love. He is the host of "Gaydio", the first radio show dedicated to lesbian,...
THIRUTHURAIPOONDI, TAMIL NADU: For Nel Jayaraman, the realisation that hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers and pesticides were making farmers more vulnerable to extreme weather came slowly. In fields near the town of Thiruthuraipoondi in Tamil Nadu, Mr Jayaraman saw yields falling and...
Mumbai: Education alone will not lift millions of lower-caste Indians out of poverty and oppression as long as land in the country is in the hands of a powerful few, according to a Dalit writer whose memoir chronicles her family's struggles...
Chennai: After his rescue from abuse and overwork as a bonded labourer in a brick kiln, Shanmugam Paneer has set up his own business making household items from bamboo. But the lifeless monotone he uses to describe his five-year ordeal...
Toronto: Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force...
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh: Raj Gautam, 2, is recovering from encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh’s Baba Raghav Das hospital in Gorakhpur, which saw deaths of 23 children on August 10 due to short supply of oxygen. The two-year-old’s road to recovery has...
Ahmedabad: Hansaben Rasid knows what it is like to live without a water tap or a toilet of her own, constantly fearful of being evicted by city officials keen on tearing down illegal settlements like hers in Ahmedabad. The fear...
A couple who ran a sex-determination 'clinic' in Punjab thought they were about to seal a good deal, until they realised they have walked into a trap. A team of Rajasthan anti-sex determination officials caught the couple while they...
Gorakhpur: A day after independent India turned 70 this week, the number of children who died at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das or BRD Hospital in Uttar Pradesh since last Monday crossed 70. BRD hospital with its sprawling campus is the epicenter...

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