8 hours. A day’s wages foregone for the daily earner. A day’s leave for the employed. And unearthly hours and hassle for all. That’s what updating your Aadhaar entails, as this Mumbai citizen finds out.
In the wake of the controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reference to the street pakoda seller as an employment statistic, the author takes up the cause of street vendors across the nation and voices their real concerns.
Emissions from transport constitute one of the primary pollutants leading to the shocking levels of air pollution in the capital region. Reducing this through an overhaul of transportation policy should therefore be top priority.
The unprecedented focus on air quality in the national capital over the last two weeks has been made possible by the access to scientifically validated real-time data, among both citizens and policymakers.
If you are getting a panic attack every time you receive an SMS asking you to link your Aadhaar to something or the other, this will take you stepwise through the process for your bank account, mobile connection, PAN card, LPG and ration card.
In a walk around the Kashmiri Gate area of Delhi organised by the KLoDB (Knowing and Loving Delhi Better) community, the author loses herself in nuggets of history and rediscovers the capital as it once was.
Mental illnesses have been treated as being “not real” or more often, as all “in your mind”. But they are real, and one merely doesn’t “shake out of it”. As we observe the month around World Mental Health Day, an useful explainer on its symptoms and what you can do about it.
The practice of reserving a certain number of seats for women on trains and buses is prevalent across cities, but continues to be questioned by many, including women. Navya P K weighs in on the reality of such reservation and its necessity.