The ancient city’s modern avatar

Varanasi, India’s spiritual capital, is set to leave behind centuries of chaos. Urban governance is the new mantra in the PM’s constituency

Kashmir conundrum and Pakistan’s democracy deficit


Going beyond armed solutions, the need of the hour is to strengthen voices of reason in the neighbourhood

When Ujjwala loses the shine


High cost of LPG cylinder refill and non-payment of subsidies make Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana a drag for beneficiaries

Kumbh: Lost at the mela

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Events like the Kumbh mela, prove the trope true, though the drama here ends in a few hours, at most in a day or two rather than run into several years as in films

The high road to despair


An AIIMS report on alcohol and drug taking is alarming

Producers accountability e-waste(d)


Stringent regulation required to manage e-waste as producers fail to understand their responsibility

Not enough for the kids


A study of childhood malnutrition paints a sorry picture of 72 Lok Sabha constituencies

“Train coaches will have 100 percent bio toilets by June”


Railway Board’s member Rajesh Agrawal talks about plans to enhance the passenger experience and the recently launched Vande Bharat Express.

On a personal note: Sanjay Mishra


Actor Sanjay Mishra talks to Governance Now about his journey from working in TV commercials to Bollywood