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Uma Vishnu


We are trying to remove stigma that comes with failure in Maths: Salman Khan
Sat, Dec 05, 2015

Today, the online Khan Academy offers more than 2,600 free, 10-minute videos on a range of topics — maths, science, computer science, history, economics and more.

Sunday Eye: A sex worker duped twice by a ‘friend’
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

A 28-year-old woman from a village in Andhra Pradesh ends up in Delhi’s red-light area. The Road gives her a new name, work and a place to stay, but takes away her child. She is now fighting to get her daughter back.

They get leg-up at JEE but hard landing on campus
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

More and more students from disadvantaged groups; campus safety net riddled with holes.

IIT Roorkee says we are background-blind, students say look at us
Thu, Aug 06, 2015

Some say students from reserved categories, Hindi-medium schools are at a disadvantage.

Good JEE rank, failing first-year: IIT Roorkee struggles to find out why
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

An investigation by The Indian Express and several interviews with key players — professors, students and administrators at IITs — shows most of the students who were expelled were from reserved categories.

Bihar: Out in the cold, Pappu Yadav to chart a new course
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Pappu had spent five years in jail for allegedly murdering CPM legislator Ajit Sarkar in 1998 and was acquitted in 2013.

Shabnam & Saleem: The relationship that claimed seven lives of a family
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

A death sentence was awarded by the Amroha Sessions Court in 2010 to Shabnam and her lover Saleem. But only 10 days later the apex court dramatically stayed the death warrants.

Grace Under Fire
Sat, May 30, 2015

A compelling account of two Namboothiri women in 20th century Kerala and their quest for identity in the face of upper-caste orthodoxy.

Postcards of change:
Sun, May 03, 2015

Zuckerberg visited Chandauli- and to this Internet centre- to understand the way rural India connects to the Net.

The Big Picture : Hashimpura Then, Hashimpura Now
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Hashimpura now, like all those years ago, is one of the many lanes that slip out of the main Old Meerut road.

Tamil Nadu growth bucks the trend
Wed, Jan 14, 2015

Tamil Nadu’s remarkable rise comes after its count had fallen from 15 per cent in 2010.

It happened one night
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Vibhuti Narain Rai was Ghaziabad SSP in 1987 when the Hashimpura killings took place. With the trial on in a Delhi court, he is writing a tell-all book that raises vital questions.

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