#NewsSoup: Women in Bihar branded as witches; Migrant crisis deepens; African Swine Flu in Assam and more!

News Soup is a weekly roundup by TA highlighting news that matters the most. It brings selective updates from India and abroad which broke the internet, trended the twitter and the ones which didn’t find a place in mainstream media! Women in Bihar branded as witches, thrashed and forced them to drink urine The incident was reported On 5 May from the Muzaffarpur district. Three … Continue reading #NewsSoup: Women in Bihar branded as witches; Migrant crisis deepens; African Swine Flu in Assam and more!

Meghalaya Mine Incident or Floods in Bihar, India needs equality-based journalism

Patna has been reeling under severe floods for the last few days. This is not the first time that the Eastern state is facing such a severe flood crisis. It is to be noted that almost 76% of the population living in Northern Bihar faces a recurring threat of flood devastation. Yet the state’s and central government’s response to mitigate and address the issues of regular flooding … Continue reading Meghalaya Mine Incident or Floods in Bihar, India needs equality-based journalism

Lessons for India from Israel in water management

The visit of PM Narendra Modi to Israel is symbolic as he has been the first Indian PM to visit Israel. Though many strategic interests has been discussed between the two nations in military, defense, agriculture, cyber security, intelligence sharing, terrorism etc., but one of the aspects to be focused upon is water management. With about 4 per cent of the water resources of the … Continue reading Lessons for India from Israel in water management

From California to Kanpur: USA’s waste gets illegally dumped in India

Aload of 38 containers full of plastic and hazardous waste was illegally shipped to India, an investigation by Indonesia based Nexus3 (NGO) and Basel Action Network (BAN), a global waste trade watchdog, revealed. It all started when hundreds of containers reached Indonesia. The original U.S. waste shipments were imported by the Indonesian paper recycling companies PT Mega Surya Eratama and PT Surabaya Mekabox located in East Java. Upon arrival, they were deemed illegal by Indonesian … Continue reading From California to Kanpur: USA’s waste gets illegally dumped in India

Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Remembering the unfateful night of 3rd December 1984 in Bhopal

The infamous incident of Bhopal Gas Tragedy completes inglorious 35 years today. It has been one of the most degenerated forms of environmental calamity that ever struck the humankind. On this day, the horrific incident caused 8,000 immediate deaths and more than 25,000 deaths in the next few decades. The data shows that more than 1,50,000 people have been caused to suffer from some form … Continue reading Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Remembering the unfateful night of 3rd December 1984 in Bhopal

How the online food delivery giant Swiggy is planning to curb plastic pollution?

India generates a whopping 26000 tons of plastic waste in a day and over 10000 tons of it remains uncollected, as revealed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). Majority of it is dumped in open rivers, streams, forests and mountains. Apart from the conventional sources of plastic generation like plastic packed products, e-commerce platforms are becoming a new source of adding plastic waste generation. Online businesses … Continue reading How the online food delivery giant Swiggy is planning to curb plastic pollution?

SLAPP: How political parties and powerful corporations are destroying free media?

Free speech and expression is one of the crucial fundamental rights enshrined under the Constitution of India. Media, the fourth pillar of democracy, operates extensively on this constitutional principle. Since time immemorial, media has played a vital and significant role in highlighting the appalling side of the democracy business in India. Top-level corruption in a central ministry or a faulty environmental clearance obtained by a … Continue reading SLAPP: How political parties and powerful corporations are destroying free media?

Interview: Death is not the solution to rape, says research scholar who has interviewed 100 rape convicts

As India engulfs in the intense debate and protests over the new citizenship law that has been implemented in the country, mainstream media forgets the unfateful Hyderabad rape case that took place on 27 November 2019. The case made to global headlines, after the four accused of the case were allegedly killed in the fake encounter by the Hyderabad police on 6 December 2019. The … Continue reading Interview: Death is not the solution to rape, says research scholar who has interviewed 100 rape convicts

Why India’s urban governance is ailing?

Almost half of the northern India is reeling under heavy floods; southern states have suffered the worst drought; traffic and water clogging remains the foremost concerns for urban hubs like Gurugram and Delhi; India’s urban governance has been messed up! With rising population, migration (from rural areas to cities) and urbanisation, the existing infrastructure has been extremely stressed. In such a scenario, the Urban Local … Continue reading Why India’s urban governance is ailing?

Review: China’s rising aggression against India

The geopolitical chess has always existed between Indo-Sino relations. The strategic interest is of utmost significance. China has been showing its aggression against India in several instances. China has been blocking India’s permanent membership into NSG. China’s repeated blocking of this UN vote has caused domestic outrage in India, especially when it had used considerable diplomatic resources to campaign for this cause in the UN. … Continue reading Review: China’s rising aggression against India

रविश की कलम से: नितीश ने दिया इस्तीफ़ा, बिहार की राजनीति में एक नया मोड़

आप देख रहे हैं 2019 लाइव। बिहार की जनता जानती होगी कि भ्रष्टाचार है या नहीं। शायद अधिकारी भी भ्रष्टाचार के सवाल पर टूट रहे इस गठबंधन को हैरत से देख ही रहे होंगे। बी डी ओ, इंजीनियरों अधिकारियों के लिए ये जीत की शाम होगी। वही बेहतर जानते हैं कि जो भ्रष्टाचार ख़त्म नहीं होता उसके लिए दो बड़े नेता कैसे सैद्धांतिक लाइन लेकर … Continue reading रविश की कलम से: नितीश ने दिया इस्तीफ़ा, बिहार की राजनीति में एक नया मोड़

After 26/11: Status of maritime security in India

Maritime Laws which regulate the various maritime activities has a very vast history of its evolution. The Mumbai terror attacks of 26/11 has left a great impact on the maritime security of the country. There are various loopholes in our maritime laws, one major flaw highlighted after the 26/11 attacks was the poor surveillance of maritime domain and lack of coastal security. Coastal Security: The … Continue reading After 26/11: Status of maritime security in India

Data Study: Assam reels under floods yet again, what does figures tell us?

Once again the North East states of Assam and Manipur have been in the news, because of the ruthless floods that have destroyed property and many human lives till now. Every monsoon, low lying areas are affected resulting to loss of or injury to life and property. As per the reports of Manipur centre of Indian Council of Agricultural Research, last year rainfall of 1852.4mm … Continue reading Data Study: Assam reels under floods yet again, what does figures tell us?

Discussing the climate change in Trump’s era

Climate change poses a serious risk to the human survival disturbing the health, food, and an adequate standard of living of people across the world. Today, our oceans are under immense pressure dealing with 30% hike in acidity of the sea water caused by heavy emission of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases pumped into the air by human activity. The increasing level of sea-animal … Continue reading Discussing the climate change in Trump’s era

Advani and his political seclusion: What’s more to it?

On June 9, 2013, the chilling atmosphere of Goa was on the backseat as the warmth in air increased due to the presence of one of the major political party (BJP) to manoeuvre on 2014 general elections strategy and to name Narendra Modi as its chief campaigner. The party was witnessing a leadership shift but architect of this party was missing, Lal Krishna Advani. Later … Continue reading Advani and his political seclusion: What’s more to it?