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Amrita Madhukalya

  • After terror attack in Peshawar, schools in Delhi put on high alert

    Prime minister directed schools to observe two-minute silence in solidarity of the slain school children

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 7:25am
  • Most state board schools unprepared for terror attacks: Educationists

    The terror attack on an army school in Peshawar also raises questions about how prepared schools in Mumbai and New Delhi are if faced with a similar situation. The answer is not reassuring at all. While most of Mumbai's international schools have an evacuation plan, no such concept exists in most...

    Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 5:05am
  • Two years after December 16 rape case, Delhi still speaks of safety

    Two years to the day when a 23-year-old paramedical student was brutally gang-raped by six men in a moving bus, rousing a nation's consciousness and changing the public discourse on the way we treat our women, the capital saw many programmes to remember her. At a prayer meet organised by a trust...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 6:10am
  • Six years after her death, Soumya's parents feel frustrated at 'the slow pace of justice'

    It is a quiet day in the tranquil Vasant Kunj neighbourhood, but for the Vishwanathans living on the second floor of one of the DDA flats, there is a fair amount of restlessness in that tranquillity. It is the birthday of their younger daughter Soumya, and like the last few years, this day will be...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 11:29pm
  • Culinery secrets from the Northeast

    Chicken soup from Mary Kom and crispy-fried soya bean from the royal kitchens of Tripura are amongst the many recipes in a new book on northeastern cuisine that tries to dispel misconceptions about the region, says Amrita Madhukalya

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 10:22am
  • Philanthropy on wheels

    All it took Feroze Akram to collect almost Rs.30 lakh worth of material for the flood-hit in Kashmir was a truck and some goodwill, says Amrita Madhukalya

    Sunday, 14 December 2014 - 10:17am
  • Needed: an Arab Spring in sexuality

    Journalist-writer Shereen El Feki spoke to Amrita Madhukalya about the re-emergence of sexual expression in the Arab world

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 11:27am
  • In conversation with the cast of Shabana Azmi’s new play 'Happy Birthday Sunita'

    When mom says enough is enough | Shabana Azmi’s new play centres on a woman who decides to become her own person after a lifetime of cooking and caring for her family. Amrita Madhukalya talks to the actor and others behind Happy Birthday Sunita

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 10:54am
  • Indie beats from across the border: In conversation with Pakistani musician Rudoh

    Pakistan’s political instability fuels creative urge, musician Rudoh, who is spearheading an indie beat revolution in his country, tells Amrita Madhukalya

    Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 10:48am
  • Overlooked year after year, the disabled await their rights

    "Railway stations, bus stops, metro stations, and even the Supreme Court and Parliament don't want us," says social activist and founder of Disabled Helpline India founder Vikash Sharma. "In many places, they keep flowerpots on the trails for the disabled, and there are more ATMs which are not...

    Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 5:20am