Laasya Shekhar is an independent journalist based in Chennai with previous stints in Newslaundry, Citizen Matters and Deccan Chronicle. Laasya holds a Masters degree in Journalism from Bharathiar University and has written extensively on environmental issues, women and child rights, and other critical social and civic issues. She tweets at @plaasya.
The probability of children getting affected by the dreaded coronavirus is less than that of older adults. However, necessary precautions should still be taken. Young children must also be reassured in these times of anxiety. Here is an explainer on how to protect children and keep them engaged.
Chittoor MP, Naramalli Sivaprasad usually gets the spotlight for his role play in various costumes outside the Lok Sabha. As he prepares to contest for a third time from the constituency, we ask him about his performance in the house as well as his plans for Chittoor city.
Alcoholism or substance abuse and domestic violence are the bane of many an urban household today, and not necessarily only among the economically weaker sections. How do children from these families cope and how can we help them?
India generates around 25,940 tonnes of plastic waste every day, but the amended rules for its management provide no road map towards reduction. If anything, it only gives the FMCG industry cause for cheer, say environmentalists.