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‘43 per cent to 27 per cent is good but still far too high’

The Global Nutrition Report says the number of underweight children has gone down from 43per cent to 27 per cent but the data and methodology need to be placed in the public domain. And even if accurate a lot remains to be done, says Dr Reddy.
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Primary health gets cheaper in Kolkata
The Rural Health Care Foundation in Kolkata runs primary healthcare centres in an almost self-financing model.
Wetland in eye of storm
The Gharana Wetland Reserve, near the India-Pakistan border, receives bullets but also welcomes some 2,000 migratory birds from all over the world.
Deepalaya schools face closure
The Deepalaya schools provide quality education to children in slums but face closure because of the landmark RTE Act.
It’s waste, it’s energy
NEX is a new-age company. It calls itself India’s first producer of clean energy from municipal solid waste. In Bengaluru it will be converting 250 tonnes of organic waste into compressed biogas, selling it in cylinders.
From garbage to flowers
When it was decided to set up a waste-to-energy plant at the Ghazipur landfill site in Delhi, it became a challenge to take care of the earnings of 300 families that sort through the garbage each day.
In partnership with well-known publishing house, Sage, the India International Centre (IIC) has published one of its special volumes as a book, titled, ‘Interrogating Women’s Leadership & Empowerment.’ Omita Goyal, Chief Editor of IIC Quarterly, explains why the book should be read.
This year, 70 years after it was first made, HBO released, ‘Night Will Fall,’a documentary produced by Sidney Bernstein and Alfred Hitchcock. Seventy years ago, as Europe sought to rebuild itself and put aside past enmities, it felt it would be inappropriate to release the film because the disturbing images would trigger unhappy memories.
In Sirpur 3 days of music, dance

As we reached the idyllic hamlet of Sirpur on a wintry evening, a kaleidoscope of colour and a medley of music greeted us. The third edition of the National Music and Dance Festival, organised by the Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, was in full swing.
SPOTLIGHT
Life in Delhi’s slums can be tough and dangerous. Photo journalist Ajit Krishna tells the story of Neelima who got buried under a heap of coal at the defunct Indraprastha Power Plant in Delhi. She was digging for coal waste that the slum -dwellers use for their home fires. Her relatives mourned her death and showed her Voter Identity Card, saying she was an honest citizen forced to pilfer coal.
Goonj – Rahat Flood Campaign
The Uttarakhand floods have wreaked havoc and taken heavy toll on lives and livelihoods. Many villages have been washed away. The death toll is uncertain and thousands are still stranded in the upper reaches of the state and are waiting for rescue and relief materials to reach them.
AAP, them and us
The landslide victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi should be celebrated because it has shown the established parties how badly they can be dumped by voters. Availability of alternatives and exercise of choice keep democracy ticking. What we have witnessed in Delhi is an “AAP and them” situation….
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