The Muzaffarpur and Deoria revelations outraged people’s conscience, but the rot in shelter homes goes far beyond. The failure is pervasive and systemic.
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When they were returning to shore on Mumbai-Palghar coastline, fishermen brothers stumbled upon 'sea gold'. And why residents of a village in Rajasthan’s Barmer wanted to get village's name changed. Read all this and much more in The Subcontinental Menu.
In an exclusive interview to Outlook, Lt Gen Bhatt speaks on a range of issues related to insurgency—from Pakistan’s proxy war, increasing number of Kashmiri youth being lured to militancy and on the need for the controversial AFSPA in the Valley.
A heavier wallet to splurge at the cost of social security may prove costly to workers
The Aam Aadmi Party is now falling apart in Punjab amid internal contradictions.
Hapless workers in the Gulf have a guardian angel for bad times
Atal Behari Vajpayee’s charming sobriety and inclusivity seduced both colleagues and the prickly opposition into the warmth of comfort.
Mysore rockets found in a Shimoga farm pique interest in the 18th-century innovation
Once an outsider to Delhi’s power corridors, PM Narendra Modi learned the ropes like an apprentice and took the world by storm, writes Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Sonia Gandhi’s story is extraordinary on every level. Fairytales do no justice, writes Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.
The unscripted reign of the commons’ king and the crossroads he stares at
Combining commercial success with simplicity, Baba Ramdev is a class apart, writes Sadhguru.
Madhav Gadgil’s vision and work put people’s rights and justice at the centre of saving the environment, writes social activist Medha Patkar.
The Dalit social movement needed a leader who would demand power. Chandrashekhar stepped up.
Bezwada Wilson has transformed himself into an extraordinary activist, a great campaigner against discrimination and injustice, and a mesmerising speaker, writes Aruna Roy.
Raghuram Rajan crafted a new monetary policy framework, laid grounds for attacking banking ills and spoke his unbiased mind, writes A.K. Bhattacharya.
The Dravidian veteran’s influence on Tamil society and politics was unique. He practised realpolitik, masterminded reforms, stayed on course during adversity and played patriarch.
It’s been a short century—still in its teens. But India already has a gallery of epoch-makers.
In The Subcontinental Menu this week, read about an ashram in UP's Raebareli which has launched a pen made of paper, and a Sikh priest in England who has grown what might be the world’s longest cucumber.