35% of Ministers have serious criminal cases, says ADR report

‘This is 13% more than that of State Cabinet in 2014’ Thirty-five per cent of the Ministers in the YSRCP government have serious criminal cases, an analysis of their self-sworn affidavits by Andhra Pradesh Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms has revealed. This is 13 percentage points more than that of the Andhra Pradesh […]


A design tweak to protect trees

On Besant Avenue Road and Third Avenue Road in Besant Nagar you can’t miss those protrusions on the pavements that suggest a special tweak in design aimed at protecting the trees lining these roads. They are essentially extended tree grates. In most of the cases, the tree grates fit in, well behind the line of […]


When a rivulet turns a dumping ground

Waste dumped into Elappara thodu a far-reaching threat The Elappara thodu is now a dumping ground of waste, including plastic, e-waste, and waste from slaughter houses. The waste seeps into the water that joins the Periyar, the main drinking-water source of a large section of people living in the High Ranges, in addition to Ernakulam […]


Special 21 at IIMB: a notch above the rest

Getting a seat in an IIM is not easy, but the challenge is bigger for differently-abled persons It takes drive and determination to get a seat in the two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB). The total strength for the PG course, which started earlier this month, […]


Use social media as a tool to improve blood donation

Technology is one of the strongest binding forces in our society today. We have come a long way, having harnessed information and innovation to build networks which are getting stronger by the day. It is critical for people to understand that beyond the lifestyle aspect of social media, lies its inherent power to link people […]