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I Lost My Wife To A Rare Disease. This Is How It Changed Me

My wife Merlyn Joseph was a positive person. She would never sit and grieve when faced with trouble. She knew how to laugh when...

Why India Needs Sex Education

In a country that reports high rates of teenage pregnancies and sexual abuse, one would think that the need for a curriculum focusing on...

Childhood Wasting In India On Rise: Here’s What Should Be Done

Wasting, defined as low weight-for-height, results from acute malnutrition and frequent infections such as measles, diarrhoea, pneumonia, meningitis, malaria and other forms of fevers....

For Women, Transgenders, Delhi’s Single Window Mechanism Comes As A Big Relief

A non-descript building stands amidst the sea of brick and mortar in the Sultanpuri district of Delhi. Inside, the bright pink walls are witness...

Time For India To Turn The Spotlight On Adolescent Health

In the list of health priorities, adolescent health lags far behind maternal and child health in India. It’s a dangerous oversight given that India...

Family Planning In India Needs A Little More Conversation, A Little More Action

When it comes to talking about family planning, India is still a shy bride hiding behind her ghoonghat, a veil that is made up...

A Man’s 20-Year Selfless Fight Against Fluorosis

He was 29 when a personal tragedy shook Kanchukutla Subhash’s world. In 1996, his father was diagnosed with Fluorosis, a disabling disease that is...

Teenage Pregnancy: A Red Alert For India

"Buried under her winter jackets, I didn’t realise another baby was growing in our family," cried the mother of 14-year-old. Her daughter, naive and...

Modi Government’s Maternity Scheme Has Conditions That Defeats Its Purpose

The draft rules for maternity entitlements under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) have been circulated to state governments for comments and are available...

India Can Offer Developmental Solutions To The World

Humankind has come a long way in the quest for knowledge, science and technology. The global economy has never before witnessed such unprecedented levels...

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