An independent journalist based in New Delhi. I am keen on reporting on social issues, development, international affairs, new and renewable energy, culture and travel.
By 2030, almost 24% of Singapore will be over 65 years of age; the eldercare market is projected to cross US$72 billion. And the pandemic has only increased the market opportunity by throwing homecare into the mix. Singapore's govt is now playing catch up to this new, albeit expensive, demand.
“Judenge, Ladenge, Jeethenge.” “We will get together, fight and win.” It’s the slogan the newsletter chose for its launch edition, signaling solidarity with protesting farmers. It’s what continues to guide the initiative today.
“Nearly everybody I know has been injured, beaten, detained, forced to flee, or has gone into hiding. It is personal. These are my friends. These are my fellow citizens,” says Belarusian journalist Hanna Liubakova.
Participated in a webinar hosted by ICFJ on Journalism in India during Covid-19. I spoke about maintaining a list of journalists we lost to the pandemic, conditions journalists have worked under and the support they have received.
I chat about freelancing+parenting in a pandemic
While companies pivot left, right and centre post-pandemic, some social enterprises in Southeast Asia have managed to pull through with grit, innovation, and the support of the community.
In India, judges make downloading a coronavirus app mandatory for suspects released on bail, Tunisia has a long history of government surveillance and in Peru, a survey system slurps personal data. In all three countries, writers fear Covid-19 surveillance could outlive the virus.
This, I thought, was as good a time as any to ask my father, the ‘full’ story on how he escaped from Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion in August 1990. I learnt a few things I did not know all these years.
With a high population density, large tracts of land required for large-scale solar projects will be hard to come by in India in the near future. And this is where small-scale rooftop solar projects can fill in the gap and address the ever-increasing domestic energy requirements. A look at the challenges involved in promoting and implementing these projects in context of the ongoing Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
Descendants of Pondicherians who had migrated to the Caribbean islands as labourers under French colonial rule trace their history and ancestory.