What do the commonest among the common men in our country really want? And what kind of space and acceptance do they find in the cities to which they migrate? A chance conversation with a young director of a National Award-winning film, who has filmed such people extensively, reveals stark urban realities that we often overlook.
It sounds counter-intuitive but do you know that the overall child sex ratio in the 0-6 years group in India is actually pulled down by the alarming ratio in cities? That this ratio is actually lower among mothers with more than 10 years of education? A look at the reasons behind the gender imbalance in urban India.
The next time you think of buying a new cell phone or television on a whim, you might want to consider the effect it has on the environment and on human health. A recent study shows how the generation of e-waste, in India, growing at around 25 percent every year, has far reaching effects on the environment and the health of workers who segregate improperly disposed e-waste.