Rashme Sehgal

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Voting exercise ignores climate change

India will see 8.5 crore people vote in the Lok Sabha elections but a key issue affecting this entire spectrum of Indians has been ignored across all political parties.

U’khand under fire before char dham

The countdown for opening the four dhams of Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath has started but the Congress-led Harish Rawat government has come under fire for its failure to upgrade roads a

The uphill struggle to save Mahan forests


The road curving up to the Mahan forests has few trees growing on either side. The forests appears to thicken somewhat after one has travelled a few kilometres inside it.

Gram sabha to decide forest fate


A crucial gram sabha is being organised by the local tribal population to decide the fate of the Mahan forests in Madhya Pradesh.

Traders support Modi in Varanasi

Kunj Gali, located in a narrow gali, is the oldest wholesale market of this ancient city. It has more than 2,500 gaddidars (traders) selling exotic silk fabrics from these congested lanes.

Residents get ready for ‘Battle for Benaras’

Varanasi is the new political hotspot with BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal deciding to contest from one of the world’s oldest cities.

Varanasi weavers reject AAP, Modi


Varanasi’s three lakh weavers (bunkars) from the Muslim community remain undecided about which candidate they will vote for.

AAP confident of winning Northeast seat


Criss-crossing Delhi’s largest Lok Sabha constituency (Northeast), sandwiched between the Yamuna river on the east and Ghaziabad on the west, is proving a formidable task for Prof.

Firms urged to disclose usage

Indian corporate houses are being encouraged to disclose their water usage in order to be able to respond to growing water challenges in the country.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.