No community spread, but have to be on guard: CM

State reports 10 more new COVID-19 cases on Thursday The State government has concluded that the third stage transmission of COVID-19, when the disease spreads to the community, has eluded Kerala. Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, briefing the media here on Thursday, said that so far there has been no community transmission in the State, even […]


Three Sikhs killed in clashes within community in London

‘Fight between two groups escalated, resulting in fatal attack’ Three British Sikhs were stabbed to death after a street fight between two groups within the community in east London, Scotland Yard said on Monday. Two men, both aged 29, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. An investigation was launched on Sunday night, when emergency […]


Thakor community bans cellphones for unmarried women in Gujarat villages

Members of the Thakor community in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district have issued a diktat banning unmarried women from carrying mobile phones and fining parents of youngsters opting for inter-caste marriages. The diktat was passed “unanimously” in a meeting on July 14 by elders of the community from 12 villages in the district’s Dantiwada taluka, a leader […]


A job fair exclusively for LGBTI persons on July 12

Getting a job can be a harrowing experience for those in the queer community. Pride Circle offers help with this event, billed as the first of its kind in India “Livelihood is such an essential part of one’s life. We found that many from the queer community are underemployed or unemployed. A transgender person with […]

tv & movies

‘I only understand the road that involves unity’

Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo on keeping secrets, fighting for one’s beliefs and working with a stellar cast Contrary to what pop culture experts on the Internet will have us believe, Avengers: Endgame will not be shot from purple supervillain Thanos’ point of view. That’s all that I manage wrangle out of Joe Russo during […]


Many policies, but transgender community yet to reap benefits

A majority lack identity or address proof, or any sort of basic documentation Transgenders — also known as Kothi, Jogappas, Mangalamukh — remain one of more oppressed and socially stigmatised sections of society. Though the government and civic body have over the years introduced schemes to bring them to the mainstream, most members of the […]


Sowing seeds of tradition

Colourful wraparound kashans, fermented fish and desserts were the stars of the Tangkhul Naga community’s harvest festival A sea of bright red, burnished orange and parrot green, enveloped visitors over the weekend at CSI St. Thomas Higher Secondary School recently, where over a thousand from Tangkhul Naga tribe of Manipur had gathered to celebrate a […]


Health programmes need community engagement

After a long career with McKinsey, I jumped into the world of public health 15 years ago. Since then, I have been working in sectors as varied as HIV, maternal and child health, and nutrition. Throughout, my focus has been health delivery at the grass roots, at scale, incorporating learnings from business. These are the […]