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Swapna Majumdar

Swapna Majumdar

Rethink the two-child norm

Rethink the two-child norm

Saturday, 26 October 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Isn’t reaching out to women and improving their educational prospects a better way to control the population than forcing them to give up their reproductive rights? One of the most difficult battles that Sabita Sethi had to fight when she decided to stand for ward elections in Odisha’s Khurda district was getting...

The missing link to nutritional safety

Friday, 28 June 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

While the percentage of stunted children has seen marked improvements in recent times, progress has been really slow. States must follow Maharashtra’s mission approach example to tackle the problem of child malnutrition Almost one in three children in India under five years of age will still be stunted by 2022 if...

The forgotten women

The forgotten women

Saturday, 15 June 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Widows in our country are an invisible lot who are denied their economic rights. It is up to the Government and civil society organisations to ensure that they live a life of dignity June 23 is the International Day for Widows. Even today, they are perceived as being a burden...

Becoming agents of change

Friday, 24 May 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

With more and more women taking up unconventional modules, they are making farming more productive and commercially viable Harshada Zanje always yearned for a house of her own. But with her husband being the lone bread-winner in a household of nine members, she knew it would be difficult to move...

Women breaking stereotypes

Women breaking stereotypes

Friday, 10 May 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

As we near the 15th anniversary of the 2004 tsunami, the impressive achievements by Tamil women underline their resilience and ability to turn disasters into development opportunities Fifteen years ago, in 2004, giant waves turned 55-year-old Sundari’s world upside down. Gushing water crashed into her hut in Nochi Nagar located near the...

No more dying to give life

No more dying to give life

Monday, 29 April 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Robust cost-effective strategies and interventions by health organisations have helped Andhra Pradesh end maternal death among tribal women Dr Himaja is worried. Tests conducted during Chandrakala’s routine antenatal visit to the telemedicine centre in the tribal mandal of Paderu in Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh, indicate the 17-year-old is down with malaria...

Women as superheroes

Women as superheroes

Monday, 15 April 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Changes being brought about by self-motivated village activists need to be recognised and celebrated. They have broken the shackles of caste and patriarchy Left by her parents to fend for herself at a residential school for poor children when she was just five, this was probably the best thing that happened...

It’s time to shed the TB burden

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Eradicating polio was an important step. As we observe world TB day, we must pledge to stem this disease by making it a national priority Tuberculosis (TB) isn’t a full stop. It’s just a layover. I began fighting TB when I was 16. The doctor didn’t diagnose me correctly. I...

State Editions

Suspense continues over AJSU-BJP tie-up

14 November 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Man killed over witchcraft suspicion in Gajapati

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Cong decries officers’ no reply to their letters

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

46K found ineligible KALIA beneficiaries

14 November 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Assembly stalled over violence against women

14 November 2019 | PABITRA SENAPATY | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Cleaning Delhi’s Air An Ethical and Economic Dilemma

10 November 2019 | Dr Manish Kumar Shrivastava | Agenda

Beyond Time and Space

10 November 2019 | Dr Asha Goswami | Agenda

Loving your own space

10 November 2019 | Sarita Mathur | Agenda

We need love to exist

10 November 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Stay alert to keep mind in shape

10 November 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Ayodhya judgment: Reasons & resolution

10 November 2019 | PNS | Agenda