Swapna Majumdar

Swapna Majumdar

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...

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...

Time to shed the burden of disease

Friday, 25 January 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

If the Government has the political will to reach out to vulnerable populations affected by TB, malaria and HIV, it must find the funds to cure them Consider the following facts: (i) With 2.1 million people living with HIV, India is home to the world’s third largest HIV population. (ii)...

Unsung human rights for women

Unsung human rights for women

Friday, 18 January 2019 | Swapna Majumdar

It is imperative that access to quality family planning information and services is easy and women are given the power of choice and decision-making    When 17-year-old Suguna Devi, a resident of Khagaria district of Bihar, had her first child within a year of her marriage, celebrations were short-lived. Born prematurely...

Sunday Edition

Don’t regulate us for the sake of it: Pichai

16 June 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

India tops tech visa applications for UK: Report

16 June 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

India’s flat May fuel demand points to sluggish economy

16 June 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Tanker attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

16 June 2019 | AP | Sunday Pioneer