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Not Just Starvation, Politics Of Neglect Behind Jharkhand Girl’s Death

Amartya Sen has famously argued that “there has never been a famine in a functioning democracy.”  Citizens in a competitive electoral environment, the theory...

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...

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...
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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...

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...

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...
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Let’s Give Our Children A Malaria-Free Future

  Two months ago, our government announced a groundbreaking commitment to end malaria in India by 2030. Like the famed effort to eradicate polio, ending...

Sustainable Development Goals Are Our Dreams Gone Official

It is because we dream of a perfect future is why the present becomes worth the fight. Exactly one year ago in September 2015, all...

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...

Curtailing High Infant Deaths In Uttar Pradesh Should Be Top Priority

More than two lakh infants in Uttar Pradesh die within the first month of birth and more than three lakh children don’t live to...

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