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Stem Cell Healing

A Second Shot At Life

Thalassaemia and blood cancer—the only cure is a bone marrow transplant from a donor, also called stem cell treatment. But where does one find a donor in a country where just a small percentage of men and women have registered to volunteer as stem cell donors?

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January 04, 2021

Cover Story

Case By Case

Saved By Your Stem Cell

Thalassemia, leukaemia…these were words that only spelt the imminence of a life getting extinguished. But heart-warming...

January 04, 2021 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma

‘DATRI Has 4.8 Lakh Donors…Less Than 1...’

Claudia Rutt, the CFO of DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry, speaks about the challenges registries face in India.

January 04, 2021 | Jeevan Prakash Sharma



‘I Have Been Successful In Ending The Politics Of Vendetta’

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur who completes three years in office this week, speaks about battling Covid and sustainable development in the hill state

January 04, 2021 | Ashwani Sharma
  • Opinion

    Curse Of The Light Purse

    A massive pension, pay and allowances bill has eaten horribly into the armed forces’ war-fighting ability and crucial modernisation

    January 04, 2021 | Cdr K. Ashok Menon (Retd)
  • Opinion

    Wanted: A Law With Tooth

    Political will is the most important tool to fight India’s crippling air pollution

    January 04, 2021 | Arvind Kumar, Michael Greenstone
  • Policy/Cannabis

    Pot Luck

    India’s vote at a UN body to ‘decriminalise’ cannabis could be a game-changer for research on the plant’s medicinal properties.

    January 04, 2021 | Puneet Nicholas Yadav
    • Politics/Defections

      Where’s The Party?

      The elections are near, it’s the season of loyalty shifts as regional leaders look for political survival in a battlefield dominated by the BJP

      January 04, 2021 | Bhavna Vij-Aurora
    • Politics/Defections

      Rajini-Siders And Others

      Can Rajinikanth attract defectors from other parties in Tamil Nadu?

      January 04, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
    • Wide/Angle

      A Fire-Breathing Winter Monster

      House blazes are fire-and-brimstone moments in the hills—a burning issue that repeats every year but poor reportage leaves the victims...

      January 04, 2021 | Ashwani Sharma, Naseer Ganai


  • Foreign/Nepal

    Broken Estate

    Nepal PM K.P. Oli’s dissolution of parliament is a result of fractious party rivalry

    January 04, 2021 | Seema Guha
  • Sans Frontiers

    Headlines from around the world last week

    January 04, 2021
  • Foreign Hand

    Talk of the presence of pork gelatin in Covid-19 vaccines raises doubts in Islamic and Jewish circles—despite clerical licence. And Catholics agonise over foetal testing.

    January 04, 2021


  • Snapshot

    Dear Didi, Er, Pishi!

    Amit Shah says Mamata Banerjee’s sole goal is to secure her nephew Abhishek Banerjee’s future as the new CM of West Bengal.

    January 04, 2021 | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
  • Odisha

    Angel And Demons

    Five-year-old Pari’s corpse racks Odisha still. Her parents swore by fire to accuse an organ trader and a minister. The SIT has a new claim, but...

    January 04, 2021 | Sandeep Sahu
  • Poliglot

    Mixed Shots

    Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

    January 04, 2021



In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week

January 04, 2021

Gulmarg On Lease Leash

The world used to come to these snows…that happy story met a rude end on August 5, 2019. Now, a land row spells more doom for the hoteliers at Gulmarg. What exactly is afoot?

January 04, 2021 | Naseer Ganai

Arts & Entertainment

  • Films/Uttar Prades

    MumBye! Hello UP

    Yogi Adityanath’s proactive peddling of his planned film city in Noida raises hackles in Maharashtra, but with Mumbai’s hold...

    January 04, 2021 | Giridhar Jha
  • Chennai/Music

    A Distanced Niraval

    Fewer concerts, cash-strapped sabhas and digital streaming…rasikas and performers, physically cloven by the pandemic, try to wring tunes out...

    January 04, 2021 | G.C. Shekhar
  • Review/Art and Culture

    ‘Stage Is Struggling But We Will Find...’

    Actor Vinay Pathak tells Lachmi Deb Roy how theatre artistes are struggling to keep the art alive during the Covid pandemic.

    January 04, 2021 | Lachmi Deb Roy


Book Review

Broken Calacatta

A woman in mid-century Calcutta breaks free of the soul-crushing customs of widowhood to reclaim her self in this iconic novel

January 04, 2021 | Malashri Lal


Cricket Bubble Diary

A cricket team clad in PPE suits, hundreds of forbidding forms, a bio-bubble: the IPL in times of corona seemed a bit too extra-terrestrial. But then there was the beach….

January 04, 2021 | Amol Mazumdar



Published Feedback From Our Readers: Rants, Raves, Bouquets, Brickbats

January 04, 2021