World’s forests ‘in emergency room’ after years of losses

World’s forests ‘in emergency room’ after years of losses

Oak tree trunks are pictured at Pierre Robert forestry and sawmill company in Ardentes, near Chateauroux forest, central France, days after a massive fire devastated the roof’s wooden beam structure of the gothic Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral, April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau ‘It’s death by a thousand cuts – the health of the planet is at […]

In Modi vs all election, can you spot Rahul?

In Modi vs all election, can you spot Rahul?

By Jayanta Ghosal The Great Indian Election circus has just begun. So far, we have seen two phases of the elections in different states. The Big Bang of the election is Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For the opposition, he is the main agenda, how does one oust him in order to get the throne in […]

BJP vs coalition in Bulandshahr, Modi a key factor

BJP vs coalition in Bulandshahr, Modi a key factor

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea, February 22, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) This Lok Sabha constituency, a BJP bastion which it has claimed for around 25 years, may, if the Modi magic continues, give it another chance amid the twin challenges of the […]

India needs a strong leader, strong nation

India needs a strong leader, strong nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI File Photo By Jayanta Ghosal I am a human being – Homo sapiens. But does that mean I am poor, brutish, nasty and small? That is what Thomas Hobbes had thought. Machiavelli’s prince had also said that if you want to control people, the masses, the electorate – then you’ve […]

Priyanka preparing UP for 2022, Rahul the Congress for 2024

Priyanka preparing UP for 2022, Rahul the Congress for 2024

All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (right) and Congress President Rahul Gandhi (left) being welcomed at the Lucknow airport in Uttar Pradesh. (Image: Twitter/@INCIndia) By Saeed Naqvi It is true that there are no permanent enemies or permanent friends in politics. But this Machiavellian law is clearly […]

Media with coloured glasses

Media with coloured glasses

By Amit Khanna With several platforms, from traditional newspaper, radio, mobile phone to social media, almost the entire adult population of the world has access to news instantly. India is no different in the always on networked world. What has changed is, unlike say a few decades ago, almost the entire media is partisan today. […]

For Urmila it’s all politics and no movies… for now

For Urmila it’s all politics and no movies… for now

Urmila Matondkar, Bollywood actress-turned-politician who recently joined India’s main opposition Congress party, gestures during her election campaign rally in Mumbai, India, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas The star-turned-politician said that she isn’t approaching her stint in politics as a star, but would rather be known as a people’s representative. New Delhi, April 12 (PTI): Urmila […]

‘The stakes are too high’: Christian faithful take up climate protest

‘The stakes are too high’: Christian faithful take up climate protest

Members of the organisation Extinction Rebellion pour artificial blood during a climate protest outside 10 Downing Street in London, United Kingdom, March 9, 2019. Credit: Extinction Rebellion “As Christians, we should be prepared to make any sacrifice necessary to serve and protect God’s creation,” says one activist LONDON, April 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Cloaked […]

Climate change threatens one in three Bangladeshi children

Climate change threatens one in three Bangladeshi children

Rohingya refugee man with child returns to his shelter in Kutupalong camp during heavy rain in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, July 4, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain Worsening storms, sea level rise and other threats could drive worsening poverty, hunger, early marriage and child labour DHAKA, April 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nearly one in three children […]

Mega study confirms pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

Lesley McCowan, University of Auckland and Robin Cronin, University of Auckland A New Zealand-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth by going to sleep on either side during the last three months of pregnancy. This mega study (known as individual participant data […]