Saba’s Resilience

Saba’s Resilience

A few days ago I attended a conference on `Emotional Resilience in Adolescent Girls in Bihar’. Yes, just the title had my attention. Having covered health...
A Haryana Village Chose This 22-Year-Old Woman To Lead It

A Haryana Village Chose This 22-Year-Old Woman To Lead It

We just celebrated the International Womens' Day and this year, as part of our NDTV campaign "Every Life Counts", our team travelled to a...
Combating Diarrhoea In India — The Smart Way

Combating Diarrhoea In India — The Smart Way

Significant progress has been made in India's struggle for improved public health - we eradicated polio, controlled maternal and neonatal tetanus, introduced a number...
Fluorosis: A Vicious Disease, But There Is Hope

Fluorosis: A Vicious Disease, But There Is Hope

With dreams in her eyes, Kali Bai married Tol Singh from Jhabua in Madya Pradesh and happily entered village Miyati ten years ago. That happiness...
Polio And TB: India’s Success With One Holds Lessons For The Other

Polio And TB: India’s Success With One Holds Lessons For The Other

When Uttar Pradesh was still polio endemic, I worked on the polio programme in the state. I was there when the last reported case...
Time To End Shame Around Abortion

Time To End Shame Around Abortion

A childhood friend recently told me that she had an abortion after her second baby, over 25 years ago. All these years, a sense...
I Am A Breast Cancer Survivor, Here’s My Journey To Recovery

I Am A Breast Cancer Survivor, Here’s My Journey To Recovery

I was detected with breast cancer in 2006. Though ten years have passed, I still have vivid memories of my journey to recovery. When I...
Let’s Shift The Needle To ‘Chhotus’ And ‘Gudiyas’ Of India’s Streets

Let’s Shift The Needle To ‘Chhotus’ And ‘Gudiyas’ Of India’s Streets

“I want to talk about those kids on the pavements and at the red lights who knock on our car windows under the scorching...
‘Stand Up India’ For Adolescent Wellbeing

‘Stand Up India’ For Adolescent Wellbeing

India has demonstrated very strong leadership in positioning adolescent health as a priority in the recent past. Considering India is home to 253 million...
How We Can Transform Our Education System

How We Can Transform Our Education System

The Right to Education Act 2009, since its enactment, has led to a significant shift in our education system. It has brought about a...

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