Uma Vishnu


Years to the Ground
Sat, Nov 29, 2014

A month-long exhibition on excavations from Pattanam, a village in Kerala, unearths layers of history through art and artefacts

Big Picture: Read me a story
Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Year after year, Pratham’s Annual Survey of Education Report, or ASER, tells us about children who go to school but can’t read or do basic math.

No country for the old: Seven out of 10 elderly who live alone are women
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

A whopping 72.83 per cent of old people who live alone are women.

Beyond our differences is common ground… Terrorists are seeking to destroy that: Mariane Pearl
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Pearl simply drew from her story and her husband Daniel’s to say how journalism is at once both complex and simple.

Holy cow! Desi cattle show dip in numbers, foreign variety up
Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Balyan said that the govt was working towards promoting the indigenous variety — the desi cow or the ‘venerated’ gau mata.

Sweet and Sour: The journey of a mango, from orchard to plate
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

The journey of a mango, from orchard to plate, is a story of what’s wrong with India’s most romanticised fruit.

The Drop of Life
Sun, Apr 13, 2014

Israeli-born Sephi Bergerson’s images document the clockwork precision of the last leg of the polio eradication drive in India.

34% in slums have no toilet,but 63% own mobile phone
Fri, Mar 22, 2013

Life in a slum is comparable to life in most urban households in the country,according to Census 2011 data on living conditions in slums

Shumaila’s Story
Sun, Aug 26, 2012

A recent Delhi High Court ruling upholding a 15-year-old girl’s right to be with her husband has triggered a debate on the issue of Islam and child marriage.

An experiment in class
Sun, Apr 29, 2012

Vansha,Ashwini and Poonam—three stories of integration in schools under the EWS quota,despite strong doubts and prejudices

‘The notion that democracy and capitalism are interlinked is nonsense’
Mon, Apr 16, 2012

The 1960s were heady days — cultural and political revolutions,the death of Che Guevara and a raging Vietnam war

The census truth: More Indians have access to phones than to toilets
Wed, Mar 14, 2012

53.1%,or over half of Indian households,do not have access to something as basic as a toilet.

A winning shot for Moradabad
Sun, Jan 29, 2012

As India records a year without any new case of the wild polio virus,Uma Vishnu travels to Moradabad,once branded the world’s polio capital,to tell the story of a turnaround

May not need Voltaire to report on 2G scam but do need humility,hard work
Tue, Jan 17, 2012

Digvijaya Singh said that while he was in favour of “self-regulation” for the media

Search for Identity
Sun, Oct 09, 2011

For Chinnaponnu and Hamsa,domestic helps in Delhi,the identity that Aadhaar promises to give is just another way to be part of the system,even if on the fringes. Uma Vishnu follows them as they go about filing for a 12-digit number that holds much promise

A King’s Royal Dilemma
Sun, Jul 10, 2011

When the vaults of the centuries-old Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram were opened,they revealed a dazzling collection of wealth. Uma Vishnu visits the temple,meets a king in distress and tells the story of a temple and its royal connections. Photographs by Jyothy Karat.

Two sides of an Expressway
Sun, May 15, 2011

Bhatta-Parsaul,the country’s latest battleground over land acquisition,are twin villages along the Yamuna Expressway,a stretch that has triggered a gold rush among builders and real estate agents. By Uma Vishnu & Mandakini Gahlot. Photographs by Oinam anand

Something to cheer about
Tue, Apr 05, 2011

How the Bimaru states helped slam the brakes on population growth?

India biased against girls,child sex ratio is lowest since 1947
Fri, Apr 01, 2011

The child sex ratio has been in free fall since 1961,when it stood at 976.

Astrologer Bhanu,BSY’s mystic mentor
Sun, Feb 27, 2011

The eastern gates of the Vidhana Soudha,the building that houses the state legislature,were shut.