Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Children

Why you shouldn’t give parents environmental guilt for having children

Should net zero be achieved, it would be possible to have children without being saddled with environmental guilt.

Why outdated book bans won’t protect your children

Attempts to ban books are frequently motivated by misapprehensions about how children consume and process literature.

‘Are we there yet?’ Why long car journeys are so excruciating for children

Children’s uncertainty about how long has passed and how long remains is made worse by their lack of control over the journey itself.

Men have a ‘biological clock’ too — even their fertility declines with age. What you can do

From around about 40 onwards, age can impact men negatively—affecting sperm quality, greater likelihood of miscarriage and health conditions in children.

85% Indian kids have experienced cyberbullying, highest in the world, finds new survey

The McAfee Corp's report found the number of Indian children reported to have cyberbullied someone is also twice the international average.

Covid lockdown cost children 2 trillion hours of learning. Classroom culture needs reset

UNICEF’s latest report suggests that most children leave primary school across 32 low- and middle-income countries. But it's not too late.

Covaxin safe for kids, generates higher antibody response in them than adults, says Lancet paper

The results of the phase ⅔ clinical trials of the indigenous Covid vaccine have been peer-reviewed and published in the The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.

Most video games have no children—society has ‘child image’ to protect

While Grand Theft Auto games are often accused of being deliberately immoral and offensive, children are excluded from non-violent games too.

Desire for pan-Hindu identity, hatred for Bangladeshis – Why teens joined Jahangirpuri riots

For one poor, lower-caste community in Jahangirpuri, ‘Hindutva cause’ represents a path to social mobility, including for the younger generation.

Every 1 in 100 children below 10 yrs has autism in India. The epidemic needs better care

There is a lot of misinformation and stigma surrounding autism. Parents often blame themselves if a child is diagnosed with it.

On Camera


In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
File photo of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar | Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via Reuters

Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.