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Amrita Madhukalya

  • Railway projects worth 6 lakh crore pending due to lack of funds: Suresh Prabhu

    Speaking about the abject uncleanliness in the railways, the minister said that the ministry is mulling a cleanliness system that will benefit from the integrated waste management system, and that it will have the involvement of state municipal authorities. He also spoke of a project where disaster...

    Thursday, 15 January 2015 - 7:35am
  • A tale of two internally displaced people

    Unlike the internally displaced people in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), their peers in the North Eastern part of country continue to remain unattended. The tragic indifference of New Delhi has became more evident the way the recent victims of the violence in northern Assam (mostly adivasis) are...

    Wednesday, 7 January 2015 - 5:15am
  • Sweet fifteen and the sexual awakening

    Fifteen-year-olds today no longer nurse the occasional heartbreak, they live life on the fast lane. Sexual experimentation, cosmetological changes – they're doing it all. The hardest for kids today is that their parents live in denial

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 6:30am
  • Culinary clicks

    If you've always secretly wanted to kindle your passion for food beyond gobbling good food, then the world wide web is the best place to start at. The best part about learning how to cook or bake through blogs and videos is that you can define your own pace and determine the complexity of the...

    Sunday, 21 December 2014 - 6:15am
  • Globetrotting with food fests

    It could be bacon or tomatoes, cheese or even cannabis, quirky festivals dedicated to the stuff we love to eat, drink and well smoke are held all over the world. If Spain has the La Tomatina festival, Germany has its Oktoberfest. Amrita Madhukalya lists some annual congregations of food (and drink...

    Sunday, 21 December 2014 - 6:05am
  • 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