Terrorising Twitter: No Place For Women

Be it Priyanka Chaturvedi, Smriti Irani or the latest victim, Shefali Vaidya.. No women is safe from sexist comments on social media. The recent spat between Priyanka Chaturvedi, a Congress spokesperson, and our dear HRD Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani, where she chose to initially respond with political jibes when a fellow citizen was threatened with rape, exposed the brutal reality which engulfs almost every woman in India. Ms @ShefVaidya a perceived threat to @smritiirani 's life gets Z s

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Ola And Uber Need A Different Kind Of Government Intervention

August 11, 2016 will be remembered as a dark day for app-based cab service aggregators in India. The Delhi High Court banned surge pricing and mandated cab aggregators like Ola and Uber to charge customers as per government-fixed rates. This move is also gaining support in other metropolitan cities. The Karnataka government, in April 2016, banned “surge pricing” on the grounds that it is exploitative. Additional Commissioner (Transport) HG Kumar in a statement said, "They canno

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The Ambitious Mental Healthcare Bill Is A Step Closer To A Progressive India

Breaking away from ‘institutionalised care’, India on March 27, 2017, took a progressive step towards implementing a rights based approach to safeguard and protect the interests of the mentally ill. Depression, stress and suicide— these words have become colloquial in the urban dictionary and is often used frivolously, by the media, cinema and in daily conversations. However, the gravity of these mental illness is rarely comprehended by the masses. According to an India Spend

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Wake up, Bengaluru! There’s a water crisis at your doorstep

Today, Karnataka faces the worst drought in the past forty years. If Cauvery river crises was not enough, the two other main water resources— the Krishna Sagar Dam and the Arkavathi river, among others— has also gone dry. Rain water harvesting, one of the solutions to this looming crises, has no space in the larger state public policy yet, while half of Bengaluru’s water requirement can be solved if it is implemented fully throughout the city. With rapid urbanisation and

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