Editorials

The story behind a story

In 2008, when journalist Aidan White wrote To Tell You the Truth: The Ethical Journalism Initiative , there was no social media. At the time, the first step towards building public trust in journalism was by developing and implementing ethical standards. “When media act ethically and have systems in place …

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Fabrication and falsification

Chunni Devi (name changed), an Adivasi woman in her late 20s, lives with her three under-nourished children in Mahuadand, Jharkhand. Her husband died more than a year ago due to the cold conditions in the area. She is yet to get a widow’s pension and ration under the Antyodaya category. …

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This is not the future we want

In what appears to be draft zero of the BJP’s election manifesto, NITI Aayog released the ‘Strategy for New India @ 75’ document in 2018. This high-sounding and aspirational strategy aims to achieve a ‘New India’ by 2022, when the country celebrates its 75th year of Independence.The strategy has many …

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Steel frame or steel cage?

In his letter of resignation from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in early January, Shah Faesal cites a number of reasons. He became an icon and a celebrity when he topped the IAS examination, in 2010. He was the first Kashmiri to do so. Now, after his resignation, he is …

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HEALTHLINE RITESH KUMAR

“People with higher incomes and more education tend to have greater access to urban green spaces than those less privileged.” — University of British Columbia Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-opinion/healthline-ritesh-kumar/article26040447.ece

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Cause and effect?

Something is changing:Health officials in the U.S. are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a birth defect called gastroschisis — a condition when a baby is born with its intestines hanging outside the stomach, due to a hole in the abdominal wall. Most are repaired through surgery. …

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Think incremental innovatio

India’s position as far as many health-care metrics is disappointing. By 2020, non-communicable diseases will be the cause of 73% of deaths. With diabetes emerging as the fastest growing disease, India will have 49% of the global burden of diabetes. Not far behind will be cancer as the second most …

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Loading up on fibre

There is more evidence now that a diet high on roughage cuts health risks A study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided “convincing evidence” that consuming fibre and whole grains can reduce health risks from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease. In a series of systematic …

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You’ll be fine without privacy

As a true patriot, you should donate it to the cause of national security The problem with people like Rahul Gandhi is that they keep making completely false allegations against our Prime Minister. For instance, take his pet grouse that the Prime Minister doesn’t listen to the heartbeat of the …

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In one of India’s oldest port cities

A walk through Lothal takes you back 4,500 years to the Harappan Civilisation No child growing up in India fails to study the Indus Valley Civilisation, which is now more popularly referred to as the Harappan Civilisation after Harappa, the first of its sites to be excavated in the 1920s …

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