Author : Lakshmi Prasanna Chodavarapu


What india can do to fight malnutrition.

What india can do to fight malnutrition.

Jul 07,2016 , 09:04 PM IST | Health
It may seem like a no-brainer to say that we need data to guide efforts to end Malnutrition. Would you run an economy without a regular stream of credible data? You'd be flying blind if you did, and we know what happens if you try to do that. And yet this is precisely the situation that those trying to end malnutrition in India find themselves in.
Plugging the RTI Act loopholes

Plugging the RTI Act loopholes

Apr 16,2016 , 03:15 AM IST | News Analysis
On the face of it, the Right to Information (RTI) Act has empowered the citizen to a large extent. However, it seems obvious that the RTI has not been understood properly, given that the impulse to take shelter under the Official Secrets Act (by the Executive), the Parliament Privileges (by the Legislature), the Contempt of Court Act (by the Judiciary), still prevails to a considerable extent.