Thalassaemia and blood cancer—the only cure is a bone marrow transplant from a donor, also called stem cell treatment. But where does one find a donor in a country where just a small percentage of men and women have registered to volunteer as stem cell donors?read full story
Thalassemia, leukaemia…these were words that only spelt the imminence of a life getting extinguished. But heart-warming...
Claudia Rutt, the CFO of DATRI Blood Stem Cell Donors Registry, speaks about the challenges registries face in India.
Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur who completes three years in office this week, speaks about battling Covid and sustainable development in the hill state
A massive pension, pay and allowances bill has eaten horribly into the armed forces’ war-fighting ability and crucial modernisation
Political will is the most important tool to fight India’s crippling air pollution
India’s vote at a UN body to ‘decriminalise’ cannabis could be a game-changer for research on the plant’s medicinal properties.
The elections are near, it’s the season of loyalty shifts as regional leaders look for political survival in a battlefield dominated by the BJP
Can Rajinikanth attract defectors from other parties in Tamil Nadu?
House blazes are fire-and-brimstone moments in the hills—a burning issue that repeats every year but poor reportage leaves the victims...
Nepal PM K.P. Oli’s dissolution of parliament is a result of fractious party rivalry
Headlines from around the world last week
Talk of the presence of pork gelatin in Covid-19 vaccines raises doubts in Islamic and Jewish circles—despite clerical licence. And Catholics agonise over foetal testing.
Amit Shah says Mamata Banerjee’s sole goal is to secure her nephew Abhishek Banerjee’s future as the new CM of West Bengal.
Five-year-old Pari’s corpse racks Odisha still. Her parents swore by fire to accuse an organ trader and a minister. The SIT has a new claim, but...
Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there
Yogi Adityanath’s proactive peddling of his planned film city in Noida raises hackles in Maharashtra, but with Mumbai’s hold...
Fewer concerts, cash-strapped sabhas and digital streaming…rasikas and performers, physically cloven by the pandemic, try to wring tunes out...
Actor Vinay Pathak tells Lachmi Deb Roy how theatre artistes are struggling to keep the art alive during the Covid pandemic.
A woman in mid-century Calcutta breaks free of the soul-crushing customs of widowhood to reclaim her self in this iconic novel