India has the largest number of ‘stunted’ children in the world according to the global Global Nutrition Report. And contrary to what many think, they are not only to be found in rural or remote areas. One in four children under five years have stunted growth in our cities, with even the capital Delhi showing alarming rates.
The parliamentary constituency of Jaipur votes on May 6th. Will the BJP MP be able to win his seat a second time, even after a strong anti-incumbency wave cost his party the Assembly elections last year? His main rival: former mayor and Jaipur’s first woman candidate in 48 years, fielded by the Congress.
The BJP dropped its sitting MP in the constituency, Kirit Somaiya, after objections from ally Shiv Sena and chose three-time Mulund corporator Manoj Kotak to contest from the seat, with INC’s Sanjay Dina Patil as the chief rival. Who else are in the fray as Mumbai North East votes to elect its representative in the Lok Sabha?
Bangalore University is all set to open up an exclusive hostel facility for female students from the north-eastern states. Delhi is also likely to follow soon. These hostels will create a safe space for the students who have historically borne the brunt of casual as well as violent racial prejudice, but do they really want safety at the cost of mainstreaming?