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Lifting A Generation Out Of Poverty

Lifting A Generation Out Of Poverty

The lockdown laid bare the fragility of India’s rural economy, one which forces agricultural communities to flee their homes and find insecure jobs in cities that abandoned them in their time of need.

19 May 2022
UP Couple Drinks Cold Drink Laced With Poison Due To Poverty And Covid Job Loss

UP Couple Drinks Cold Drink Laced With Poison Due To Poverty And Covid Job Loss

While Ajit Gupta died on the way to hospital, his wife Sindhu died on Wednesday morning. The condition of their daughter is stated to be critical, police said.

04 May 2022

Poverty In Sri Lanka To Spike This Year, Warns World Bank

Sri Lankans will slip into poverty this year, the World Bank has warned.

Extreme Poverty In India Declined By 12.3 Percentage Points During 2011-19: World Bank

Extreme Poverty In India Declined By 12.3 Percentage Points During 2011-19: World Bank

India has not released a new household consumption survey since the NSS from 2011. By extension, the country has not released any official estimates of poverty...

18 April 2022

Meet Joban Randhawa, The Australia Administrator Of Sikh Aid Who Is Changing Lives Overseas As Well

Joban Randhawa is associated with the NGO Sikh Aid and is involved in a plethora of social activities that are carried out by the organization. Being a part of...

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12 April 2022
PM Modi Says Committed To Providing Houses To Every Needy Family

PM Modi Says Committed To Providing Houses To Every Needy Family

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his reply to a beneficiary of the 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana', said happiness of getting your own roof and house is priceless.


03 April 2022
How An Orphan Builds Bridges In Premchand’s Short Story ‘Idgah’

How An Orphan Builds Bridges In Premchand’s Short Story ‘Idgah’

Hamid, the five-year-old protagonist of Premchand’s story, one of his best, may be a creature of the culture of poverty, but he is not the one suffering from...


14 April 2022
Keeping Ambedkar’s Legacy Alive, One Story At A Time

Keeping Ambedkar’s Legacy Alive, One Story At A Time

Mooknayak, meaning hero or spokesperson of the mute, was the first newspaper launched by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Today, its heir apparent, The Mooknayak, carries...


13 February 2022
Short Poems | And Don’t Show Us The Sky

Short Poems | And Don’t Show Us The Sky

Every word the Dalit writer, Akhil Nayak, wrote dealt a blow to casteism. The tone and diction of his writings created a furore in Odia literature. The four...


29 January 2022
Happy Birthday Oprah Winfrey: Humanitarian Work By The Icon

Happy Birthday Oprah Winfrey: Humanitarian Work By The Icon

Oprah Gail Winfrey is a talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist from the United States. Her chat show, 'The Oprah Winfrey...


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24 January 2022
Poor In India Lost Half Their Income In Last Five Years, Rich Got Richer By 39%: Report

Poor In India Lost Half Their Income In Last Five Years, Rich Got Richer By 39%: Report

The report was published in the latest round of ICE360 Survey 2021, which was conducted by the Mumbai-based think-tank People’s Research on India’s...


21 January 2022
Phaniswar Nath ‘Renu’: Chronicler Of Bihar’s Poverty and Backwardness

Phaniswar Nath ‘Renu’: Chronicler Of Bihar’s Poverty and Backwardness

Phaniswar Nath ‘Renu’, the journalist-writer, was an insider who told stories and reported on the backwardness of his home state of Bihar.


17 January 2022
Top 98 richest Indians own same wealth as bottom 552 million

Top 98 richest Indians own same wealth as bottom 552 million

New report by Oxfam shows how billionaires across the world continued to prosper during Covid even as people scrambled for basics.


17 January 2022
Over 16 Crore More People Forced Into Poverty In Two Years Of Pandemic: Oxfam

Over 16 Crore More People Forced Into Poverty In Two Years Of Pandemic: Oxfam

The world's ten richest men saw their fortunes grow at a rate of $15,000 per second during the first two years of the pandemic and if these ten men were to...


17 December 2021
TN CM Unveils 70 New Govt-Run Pharmacies

TN CM Unveils 70 New Govt-Run Pharmacies

The cooperative movement, a socio-economic juggernaut, is playing a pivotal role in the growth of Tamil Nadu's rural economy, poverty eradication and...


17 December 2021
Street Diary | A Rickshaw-puller’s Take On Life And Lockdown

Street Diary | A Rickshaw-puller’s Take On Life And Lockdown

'No government schemes have reached me, but whom to complain about? I think it was not in my destiny to enjoy government schemes. I am destined to do hard...


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20 December 2021
Graveyard Of Dreams In Bihar: The Story Of Soni Kumari

Graveyard Of Dreams In Bihar: The Story Of Soni Kumari

Three siblings lost parents in four days. Their hopes of education now crushed by a battle for survival in Bihar.


20 December 2021
How Caste Equations Continue To Shape Bihar’s Economic Fortunes

How Caste Equations Continue To Shape Bihar’s Economic Fortunes

Bihar craves fresh policy ideas at the top, and better, more imaginative politics at every level.


18 December 2021
Poverty Porn: Making Heroes Out Of People Just Struggling To Survive

Poverty Porn: Making Heroes Out Of People Just Struggling To Survive

The State has repeatedly failed the hard-working and resilient Biharis. The point of this Outlook issue is to look at what makes Bihar so poor. More...


18 December 2021
MPI: Yet Another Marker For India’s Poverty Problem

MPI: Yet Another Marker For India’s Poverty Problem

How does one determine multidimensional poverty? What are its lacunae? What is the politics behind various poverty indices?


21 December 2021
Past, Present, Future: Bihar’s Tryst With Destiny

Past, Present, Future: Bihar’s Tryst With Destiny

Over the past decade, Bihar has enjoyed two-digit growth, but Biharis remain the poorest. What makes Bihar so poor?


19 December 2021
Remember His Face? Portrait Of A Bihari As A Father And Migrant Worker

Remember His Face? Portrait Of A Bihari As A Father And Migrant Worker

A Bihari labourer whose son passed away while he was trapped in Delhi during the 2020 Covid lockdown, vows never to migrate for work, come what may


20 December 2021
Harry And The Bihari: Return Of The Native

Harry And The Bihari: Return Of The Native

Niti Aayog’s prognosis is timely but it has missed the larger picture of irreversible social revolution in Bihar


20 December 2021
Musahars: Never-ending Tales Of Deprivation And Exploitation

Musahars: Never-ending Tales Of Deprivation And Exploitation

The Musahar community remains at the lowest rung of society and far away from grand schemes of successive governments and policy-makers in Bihar. Here's why


19 December 2021
A Trafficked Woman, A Young Hotel Cleaner: Poverty’s Children Of Kishanganj

A Trafficked Woman, A Young Hotel Cleaner: Poverty’s Children Of Kishanganj

If Bihar is the poorest state, Kishanganj and adjoining Seemanchal districts are its poorest—a flood-ravaged spread of desolation. Snapshots of a crippling...


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