March 14 , 7.30 pm Jhansi, the gatekeeper with the Indian Railways was on her usual self after closing the railway gate between Aralvaymoli and North Panakkudi stations. The Nagercoil - Bengaluru Express was about to pass.
Amidst blaring loudspeakers of the propaganda vehicles of various political parties, there sat a few persons, unaffected by the commotion around, at Aruvikkara Junction. Seeking justice, they have come from various districts to Aruvikkara where a byelection is to be held this Saturday.
After the Maggi Noodle fiasco, it has come to light that even the food supplied by the Railways contains harmful and poisonous substances.
Data shows around 15 drivers died on duty due to cardiac arrest in 2015, while around 250 have undergone bypass surgery.
The enforcement of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace ( prevention, prohibition and redressal) Act had evoked mixed response. In the light of the horrid Delhi rape case, some viewed it as a substantial Act and some others saw just as a mere extension of the Vishaka guidelines.
On April 3, 2014, Father Davis Chiramel dived from 15,000 feet. He came down at a speed of 180 km per hour. Anything could have happened to a first-timer like him. He felt as if someone was pushing him down harder. But the risks and the fears of tandem skydiving (where the student is connected to a harness attached to the instructor) disappeared before the noble cause he has undertaken. Fifty-four-years old, Fr Davis might be the first kidney donor from India who performed this daring act in Lancaster, United Kingdom, to create awareness among the public about kidney donation.
While wannabe adventure-freaks pay through the nose to seek their thrills in bungee-jumping and rock climbing, there are some for whom, such acrobatics are part of their daily work lives. Sliding down a rope hanging from a ten-storey building to paint is something Boban and his fellow painters is something they do every day, all for a livelihood
It was a Monday morning. A train had just arrived at the Majestic railway station, Bangalore from Mysore. Six year old Appu and his nine year old brother got down from the train. Anxiety was written all over their face. They arrived unaccompanied and do not know where to go. Luckily, before the brokers who were lurking in the nook and cranny of railway station could lure them to child labour, the Railway CHILDLINE staff of BOSCO identified them.
It’s not just lung cancer and other known ailments that smokers need to worry about. The latest malady to enter the scene is a new, and relatively unknown monster called Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COLD). A respiratory ailment caused by smoking which eventually suffocates the patient to a slow but sure death
It was 10.30 a.m. on Monday at the BMTC bus stand in Bengaluru, when the field staff of BOSCO's Child Assistance Centre at Majestic bus stand came across a seven-year-old boy in school uniform. He said he came to meet his elder brother and that he had taken permission from his teachers and parents before leaving the school.
ഈ ലോകം റോസിന് സമ്മാനിച്ചത് ഇല്ലായ്മകളും, വേദനയുമാണ്. പക്ഷേ, റോസ് എന്ന 22 കാരി ലോകത്തിനു പകരമായി സമ്മാനിക്കുന്നത് പുഞ്ചിരിയാണ്. പത്താം വയസില് കാലുകളിലെ ചലന ശേഷി നഷ്ടപ്പെട്ട റോസ്, എറണാകുളം ഗാന്ധിനഗറിലെ ഒന്നര സെന്റ് സ്ഥലത്ത് സ്ഥിതി ചെയ്യുന്ന ഒരു ചെറിയ കൂരയ്ക്കുള്ളില് പരാധീനതകള്ക്കു നടുവില് കഴിയുമ്പോഴും നിരാശയുടെ ഒരു കണിക പോലും പ്രകടിപ്പിക്കാതെ ജീവിതത്തില് മുന്നേറുകയാണ്, ആത്മവിശ്വാസത്തോടെ.
Only a few works can outlast the era in which they were written and still hold relevance. Sadat Hasan Manto's powerful stories are a good example of era-defying works. 'Toba Tek Singh', one among the 15 stories in the book under review, makes use of satire to tell the story of displacement and mayhem caused during the partition of India.
Five years ago, Bhagyalakshmi suffered a bout of depression. Her newborn infant suddenly went into coma and finally died three years later. When the lines of reality started blurring for Bhagyalakshmi, her dear ones decided to send her to work, thinking it would do her some good. Her search for a job landed her in an NGO called Magic Bus in Bengaluru, which uses an activity- based approach to bring children out of poverty. It not only revived Bhagyalakshmi's spirits but she became aware of her long lost love for football. But with a household to run with two children, a girl and a boy, she decided to enrol her daughter in the NGO. Her efforts paid off as her little girl, Lydia, is all set to go to the United Sates for the second time to attend a football coaching camp for 15 days conducted by July Foudy Leadership Foundation. She was picked up just because of her sheer talent. Last year, there were three girls from Bengaluru. This time, she is the sole participant.
“പെണ്കുട്ടികള്ക്കായി ഓരോ മൂത്രപ്പുരകള് തുറന്ന് കൊടുക്കുമ്പോഴും മനസ്സ് പറഞ്ഞിരുന്നു ഇവിടെ ഒരു തുടക്കമുണ്ടെന്ന്”, മാധ്യമ പ്രവര്ത്തകയുടെ ഹൃദയം തൊടുന്ന കുറിപ്പ് ശ്രദ്ധേയമാകുന്നു...
വയസ്സ് 28, പത്തു പ്രസവിച്ചു, അതില് നാലെണ്ണം അലസിപ്പിച്ചു; ഭ്രൂണഹത്യയെ കുറിച്ചെഴുതി ഷാലെറ്റ് ജിമ്മി ......
രാജ്യത്ത് ഇന്നും പെൺഭ്രൂണഹത്യയും ശൈശവ വിവാഹവും തൊട്ടുകൂടായ്മയും കൊടികുത്തിവാഴുന്നുണ്ടെന്ന് തെളിയിക്കുകയാണ് ഷാലറ്റ് ജിമ്മിയുടെ കുറിപ്പ്. ...
Every day, as the dusk falls, Shyamala would light a lamp in a small stone structure in front of her house. Once in a month, she would offer meat, toddy, cigarettes and boiled eggs to the deity installed in the structure, hoping that it would ward off all evils. The folk deity who goes by the name ‘Kappiri Muthappan’ is a saviour not only for Shyamala’s family. Around 15 families living at Veli, Fort Kochi and Mattancherry worship the deity, a cigar-smoking treasure-guarding spirit, which has its roots in Africa.
Want to get married in this Church? First Prove You are not Impotent. Page one story published in the Kerala edition of the New Indian Express
Greedy Hospitals put Gynaec Cancer Patients at Risk. Page one story published in the Kerala edition of the New Indian Express on August 18, 2014
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The Man who saved Eyesight An interview with ' Padma Shri' awardee Dr Mani Lal Bhaumik, the coinventor of LASIK surgery for the eyes. published in The New Indian Express, Kerala
The story is about the financial constraints faced by the organ transplantees. published in The New Indian Express, Kerala
An interview with Usha Nangiar- The Living Legend of Koodiyattom. published in The New Indian Express, Kerala