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A woman fetches water from a small tank outside her house in Beed district, Maharashtra| Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

The year our home in Madurai ran out of water

In ‘Watershed’, Mridula Ramesh writes that India is facing its worst water crisis ever, and some say it will fail to meet half its water demand by 2030.
People line up to receive free meals distributed by volunteers in Lucknow on 10 June

India is becoming welfare state before developed state. But even welfare it does badly

In ‘Unshackling India’, Ajay Chhibber and Salman Anees Soz write that India needs to free the economic system from State controls, reduce the footprint of the State.
Representational image of an Indian child being measured for malnutrition

Anaemia, obesity on the rise in India as NFHS-5 reveals falling nutritional indicators

According to the official survey, India did hit a major demographic milestone with its total fertility rate falling to 2.0. This means the population is set to stabilise.
US President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the White House in Washington, DC on 15 November 2021. Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The ‘India question’ is a sideshow for US. For now, it’s preparing for China 2027

Biden’s relationship with China has been a seesaw recently – from threats to meetings with Xi Jinping.
Representational image of Benaresi silk | Stuti Weaves

Benares brocades wove Hindu-Muslim peace for centuries. But those old ways changed

In 'Crafting a Future,' Archana Shah talks about the ground realities of Indian textiles and their histories.
Yellow throat sparrow: the first bird that prompted Birdman Salim Ali to study birds in India | Neha Sinha

No guns or knives but binoculars and notebook—we need to know how birds live, not die

In his radio broadcasts 'Words for Birds' edited by Tara Gandhi, India's Birdman takes a deep dive into the 'world of birds.'
Representational image of Covid testing in Mizoram | Photo: Twitter | @dipr_mizoram

India registers 10,302 new Covid-19 infections, 267 more deaths in last 24 hours

The country's active cases decreased by 1,752 in 24 hours and now comprise 0.36 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.

India, France discuss nuclear disarmament & non-proliferation agenda at Paris dialogue

The two countries also discussed developments on outer space security, conventional weapons and export control, the MEA said in a statement.

Protecting livelihoods is the next frontier for India in the fight against climate change

For a developing nation, putting some sectors on a path of lower carbon emissions without compromise on growth and development, is a challenge. 
Representational image of cryptocurrency | Yahoo

Sriki-Bitfinex scandal exposed gap in crypto exchange. Govt must pass innovation-friendly law

Parliamentary Committee on Finance to evolve a consensus on crypto regulation. The question is—what should it look like?
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.