The death of 18 children and injuries to 15, aged between six and 12, in a bus-train collision at an unmanned level crossing in Medak district, Telangana, last week, could have been averted had the Indian Railways lived up to its promises.
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi clad in his designer kurta-pyjama were to enter one of the classy clubs in Chennai, he will be stopped at the gates by the guards on duty because his apparel does not conform to the dress code of the institution.
It was the best of times for the BJP when Narendra Modi assumed office as Prime Minister on 26 May with enormous goodwill of the people. His first act of appointing an ineligible official who has been indicted by the Supreme Court as his Princi
The invitation extended to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to attend the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi as India’s 14th Prime Minister is an ill-advised move that has destroyed in one stroke the expectations of the people of
The order of the five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice RM Loda allowing Tamil Nadu to raise the water level of the 119-year-old Mullaiperiyar dam from 136 ft to 142 ft means an additional 1,548 million cubic
India was afraid of voting even the innocuous American resolution passed by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday which neither prevents nor punishes the government of Sri Lanka for its continued genocidal attacks on the ethnic Tami
The letter of union finance minister P Chidambaram to union minister of state for consumer affairs and public distribution system KV Thomas stating that rice did not fall within the definition of agricultural produce under Section 65B (5) of th
When technologists with social conscience innovate, society benefits by getting amazing products that change the life of common people. Bhanu Priya Vyas writes about four innovations showcased at the recent India Social Good Summit in Delhi
A school teacher, who believes she is a mother to her students, G Sripriya, affectionately called by her students as ‘Priya Amma’ runs 29 tuition centres for underprivileged children through her team of volunteers, says P C Vinoj Kumar
Where millions suffer from eye disorders, a young ophthalmologist has set up a clinic to bring eye care within the reach of the poor and the rural population. Akash Bisht spoke to Parveez Ubed, who started ERC Eye Care 3 years ago in Assam
One reason carbonated soft drinks score over tender coconut is the packaging. A new machine innovated by Vinod Mahadeviah, which breaks and instantly cools tender coconuts, may make the natural drink more popular, feels Kavita Kanan Chandra
The denial of visa shattered his dream to study in the land of milk and honey. But Bhasker Reddy managed to squeeze honey out of milk in India by starting a dairy business in Hyderabad. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the first generation entrepreneur
It challenged the idea of Ice Bucket Challenge itself. Manju Latha Kalanidhi, a journo from Hyderabad, changed the course of a charity wave, turning it more relevant to Indian context. Akash Bisht spoke to the Rice Bucket Challenge pioneer
A device to detect hearing impairment in newborns will hit the market by 2016. Afsana Rashid spoke to designer Neeti Kailas, who explains how her innovation will help children born with hearing disability by facilitating an early intervention
At an age of 28, Arun Daniel Yellamaty is already a known social worker, whose Youngistaan Foundation is into a plethora of activities in Hyderabad. P C Vinoj Kumar finds out from the former journalist how he changes the life of urban poor
Making use of rubber’s versatility, some scientists in Bhubaneswar have developed a ‘rubberised’ check dam. Kavita Kanan Chandra checks out the benefits of replacing concrete and cement with rubber and where all the new technology is going