Society

“We oppose gay sex!”

Well ok, not really gay sex, but the author objects to the interpretation of the landmark Supreme Court judgment as one that’s only about gay sex. As media and society are fixated on the verdict decriminalising same sex relationships, here’s a warning against viewing it through a narrow lens.

Governance

Where have all the girls gone?

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.

Economy

Indian cities stare at a mountain of e-waste, with little idea of how to manage it

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.