Swapna Majumdar

Swapna Majumdar

Odisha’s untiring Earth angel

Odisha’s untiring Earth angel

Saturday, 14 September 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

In the last ten years, there have been no maternal and infant deaths in areas under the care of ANM Naik. This is a big achievement for a State where the MMR of 180 for 100,000 live births is way above the national average of 130 It was about noon when...

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...

Their own helpline

Their own helpline

Friday, 08 March 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

International Women's Day is a good occasion to celebrate the spunk, grit and bravery of marginalised women, who spoke up for their rights passing all hurdles Courage comes in different forms. A few weeks ago, it came in the form of 5,000 women, young and old, who marched 10,000 kilometres across...

Give political shakti to women

Friday, 22 February 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Increasingly, women have shown equal, if not greater, understanding of their role as leaders. But obstacles are many and they have to triumph over them. Most important of all, the power to give women a chance still rests with the men When many of the guests left her wedding reception...

Open windows of opportunity

Open windows of opportunity

Friday, 08 February 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

Given the spread of the internet and the vast reach of faith leaders, we must make use of these platforms to send strong messages about empowering women and girls About nine lakh children die before their first birthday in India. Many of them are born to underage mothers, who were neither...

Sunday Edition

The bare necessities Simple ideas that matter

15 September 2019 | Tim de Ridder | Agenda

Heal self For a better world

15 September 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Correct your self-image

15 September 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch over your karma

15 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I felt like an actor after doing LSD’

15 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pickle me pink

15 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer