• BRIDGING THE LEARNING DEFICIT

    Almost (लगभग/अधिकतर) five decades after India first formulated(सूत्रबद्ध) its National Education Policy, the Ministry for Human Resource Development appears to be gearing (दांतेदार पहिया का क्रम) up for another revision (दोह..

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  • THROUGH A STORM SAFELY

    A year after the devastating (भयानक/तबाह करनेवाला/विध्वंसकारक) deluge (बाढ़), Chennai’s resilience has been challenged by the severe cyclonic storm, Vardah. Equipped (सुसज्जित/सजाया हुआ) with survival less..

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  • THE HEART OF THE PROBLEM

    There are good reasons why the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference (सम्मेलन), part of a 14-nation process (प्रक्रम/कार्यविधि) begun in 2011 to facilitate (सुविधाजनक बनाना/सुगम बनाना) the development and security ..

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  • DUE DILIGENCE UNSAFE DRUGS

    Good intentions (इरादों/प्रयोजन) alone are not enough to secure the public interest. For governments, the manner (तौर तरीका) in which it is protected is equally vital (महत्वपूर्ण). Delhi High Court verdict (निर्णय) quashing (नि..

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  • A DAMPENING OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to abruptly (एकाएक/अचानक) withdraw legal tender (कानूनी निविदा/वैध मुद्रा) status for Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 notes to save the country from “the grip (पकड़/गिरफ़्त) of corruptio..

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  • PATRIOTISM BY DIKTAT

     Patriotism (देश प्रेम) is a value that most people cherish (संजोना/पोषण करना) without being required to demonstrate (दिखाना/प्रदर्शन करना) it in visible ways. Unfortunately (दुर्भाग्य से/खेदज..

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  • INDIA'S MISSING GIRL CHILDREN

    It is a cruel irony (क्रूर विडंबना) of a fast-growing India that there are fewer and fewer girls as a ratio of total births, as a result of complex (मिश्रित/सम्मिश्र) factors that include parental (पैतृक) preference. New data from the Civil Re..

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