Children in a classroom at a private school in UP. Enrolment of weaker section kids is far from satisfactory

No Right to Education

Above: Children in a classroom at a private school in UP. Enrolment of weaker section kids is far from satisfactory Private schools in the country...

Managing Disasters: Cyclonic Chaos

Above: Devastated coconut plantations in Tamil Nadu will take years to revive/Photo: Twitter/Gurumathavan The disaster struck by Cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu is an apt...
The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi

Definition of Aravallis: Saving the Ranges

Above: The Aravallis serve as aquifers and host biodiversity too. Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi The centre has told the NGT that the definition of these...

Sterlite Plant: Seething Discontent

Above: Tuticorin witnessed mayhem for 100 days this year due to the anti-Sterlite movement/Photo: UNI In a heartening move, the Madras High Court has set...
Plagiarism: Caught Copying

Plagiarism: Caught Copying

~By Meha Mathur In the otherwise vitiated atmosphere in higher education, there is almost uniform response to the new regulations on plagiarism approved by the...
Plastic waste piled up near a drain in Mumbai

Use of Plastics: A Half-baked Idea

Above: Plastic waste piled up near a drain in Mumbai Though the intention of the Maharashtra government to ban plastics was good, it provided no...
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Toxic Flows the Ganga

Above: Devotees performing achamana in the river/Photo: UNI The NGT has pointed out that if cigarette packs can carry health warnings, people can also be...

Saving the Great Indian Bustard

The population of this majestic bird has declined alarmingly, especially in Rajasthan, but conservation efforts could once again see it flying high  By Prakash...
Workers harvest cotton in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Herbicide-Tolerant Cotton: Dangerous Fluff

An unapproved variety of cotton is grown extensively in India and proves that governments have scant regard for intellectual property and the rule of...
The Sisamau Nala in Kanpur discharges the largest amount of untreated waste into the Ganga

Foxed by the Ganga

In a shocking lapse of duty, the NGT has found that those responsible for the Namami Gange project were not only ignorant about basic...

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