Drug-resistant TB: A Battle India Will Lose At Great Cost

Drug-resistant TB: A Battle India Will Lose At Great Cost

Priya was just 13 when she was detected with Tuberculosis five years ago. Years of inappropriate treatment left her totally resistant to all TB...
India’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Have Evolved. Taxation Should Be Next

India’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Have Evolved. Taxation Should Be Next

Working with PATH on sanitation and menstrual hygiene projects several years ago, I kept stumbling over the 'hush hush' subject of menstruation. Having had...
Blog: What Is Robbing India’s Children Of Their Childhood

Blog: What Is Robbing India’s Children Of Their Childhood

Every child has the right to a childhood – a time in life to learn, play, grow, develop, and feel safe and protected. But...
National Health Policy And Challenges Of Saving India’s Mothers And Babies

National Health Policy And Challenges Of Saving India’s Mothers And Babies

Policies lay down the intent and provide the direction. Viewed within this framework, the recently announced National Health Policy has articulated an ambitious vision...
Romi, Ramila and Florence Nightingale

Romi, Ramila and Florence Nightingale

In a remote tribal village, 100 kilometres South of Udaipur city and 20 kilometres away from the nearest city, a woman presents at AMRIT...
Mental Well-Being First! No Shame In Asking For Help

Mental Well-Being First! No Shame In Asking For Help

Tamanna (name changed), 34 years old, young successful entrepreneur, lives with her family including her husband, daughter, parents-in- law and brother- in- law. Her...
Take Up The Fight Against Fluorosis Before It’s Too Late

Take Up The Fight Against Fluorosis Before It’s Too Late

In 2004, the villagers of Chauhatta in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district started complaining of body pain. Unable to identify the cause for many months,...
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...
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...
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...

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