World Water Day is celebrated around the world each year on March 22. The theme UN selected for 2019 is “Leaving no one behind”. It encourages people to consider marginalised groups as these are often overlooked and discriminated against, when they try to access safe water. A new report by globa

According to press reports on March 19, five years after the Lokpal Act was notified to probe corruption cases against public servants, the government appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as the country’s first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman. A Selection Committee

Essence of Holi …over the years For many Indians, Holi is synonymous with playing with the coloured powders of abeer and gulal, consumption of thandai, a milk-based drink spiked with bhang (cannabis) for the adventurous, and savouring gujjiyas (sweet deep-fried dumplings made with suji or maida an

A WHO report released in May this year mentions that India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities of the world The WHO global air pollution database released in Geneva this year reveals that India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities of the world. WHO’s database comprises more than 4,000 [

As lakhs of Malyalis return to their homes now to retrieve the fragments of their broken lives, it is imperative to dwell on the reasons for this wrath that befell from the heavens. Environmentalists lament that warnings of history, geography and scientific evidence were ignored. Several government