All in the family

Feuds, coups and truces in the Samajwadi citadel

“Pak will have to pay a price for misconduct”

Interview

Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s former representative to the UN shares his views on India’s role in UN reforms

I hear you

Report

A partially blind IAS officer’s efforts in Gujarat’s Navsari district have helped the deaf to listen and for the disabled to move, making it a showcase for the Accessible India campaign

Chikungunya: Quite a bite

Report

The trickle of chikungunya cases has turned into a deluge, exposing the deadly lack of coordination among the capital’s multiple authorities

Delhi in deep waters

Column

A CAG report shows how agencies dealing with flood control and drainage system in the national capital failed to do their job

The India-Pakistan face-off at the UN

Letter from Europe

The United Nations has become the new platform for a shrill spat between the neighbours on human rights violations in Kashmir and Balochistan

The first P in PPP

Column

Shouldn’t CAG audit all projects in public-private partnership? PAC now joins the debate

In search of more teeth

Status Check

The NCW is seeking powers for itself so that it can safeguard women rights

Children of a lesser God

Ground Report

Dalits in a Tamil Nadu village want to be part of a ritual at an 800-year-old temple, but aren’t allowed to do so. The combative dalits are not willing to take no for an answer

Experiments with pedagogy

Story

There are challenges, but educationists are hopeful

Rural Electrification: Let there be light

Ground Report

Ground reality shows that many poor villagers may not be able to pay for it, putting a question mark on the initiative

India will lose $2.5 tn if NCDs are not addressed

Interview

Interview with Dr Kenneth Thorpe, chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseases

Social Solidarity in healthcare

Column

Lessons for India from the German healthcare system

From red tape to red carpet

Column

What needs to be done to make bureaucrats performance-oriented professionals

“Khadi production, sales have increased”

Rejoinder

KVIC reacts to a think-tank paper on khadi sector published in Governance Now

In conversation with filmmaker GNR Kumaravelan

On a personal note

On a personal note