BENGALURU: October 16 each year is observed by as World Food Day by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. Each year the FAO, its partners and organisations working on issues pertaining to food, observe .. Read More

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MENTAL HEALTH DAY SHOULD BE EVERYDAY IN INDIA

MANISHA SHASTRI

Every year, 10th October is observed as World Mental Health Day, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

The Day provides an opport... Read More

IS THE UN BECOMING OBSOLETE?

MANISHA SHASTRI

BENGALURU: Many who were in school during the late 90s and early 2000’s might be able to recollect how in History textbooks the chapter on the Second World War, was always followed up by the chapter on the United Nations &nd... Read More

FAILURE TO FORESEE

MANISHA SHASTRI

If one were to study the list of tragedies and unfortunate incidents that have unfolded across the country in the past few months, it may be concluded that either policy makers in India lack foresight or choose to ignore issues until they become a... Read More

THE PLIGHT OF INDIA'S STREET VENDORS

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BENGALURU: It is estimated that the total number of street vendors in India is around 10 million and they constitute an important segment of the population. Vending for years has been a source of employments and income for many ur... Read More

SURELY THE STATE IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WELFARE OF ITS PEOPLE

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NEW DELHI: In 2013, a few of my classmates and I were placed at an organisation in Latur district of Maharashtra. In order to complete our Master’s degree it was required that we undertake a three week rural practicum. One o... Read More

BLUE WHALE CHALLENGE: HEY MR SCRIBE, BRUSH UP YOUR ARCHAIC KNOWLEDGE OF MENTAL HEALTH

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BENGALURU: Indian journalist and writer Manu Joseph in a recent article in the Livemint writes that Indians are being told of ‘false and dangerous ideas’ about the causes of suicide.

The article titled <... Read More

BLUE WHALE CHALLENGE: REMOVE THE GAME SURE, BUT WHY ARE WE NOT ASKING WHAT ATTRACTS KIDS TO THESE?

MANISHA SHASTRI

The recent suicide of a 14 year old boy in Mumbai as a result of the blue whale challenges has brought immense attention to the affects of social media on youth mental health. While social media does play a fairly influential role, the entire pinn... Read More

HOW MANY VILLAGES ARE THERE IN INDIA? EVEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT KNOW

MANISHA SHASTRI

BENGALURU: The present government was quick in circulating the notice that December 25 every year shall be observed as good governance, however, what seems to have been over looked by not just the present government, but all previ... Read More

GOVERNANCE WITHOUT DATA IS BOUND TO FAIL

MANISHA SHASTRI

The present government was quick in circulating the notice that 25th December every year shall be observed as good governance, however, what seems to have been over looked by not just the present government, but all previous ones is the very basic... Read More

RAPE AND PREGNANCY OF 10 YEAR OLD: THE LAW IS CERTAINLY NOT ENOUGH

MANISHA SHASTRI

BENGALURU: The Supreme Court has recently passed a judgement denying a 10 year old rape survivor the permission to have an abortion on the grounds that it poses a threat to the girl’s life. The girl, who comes from a poor fa... Read More

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