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NITI Aayog's Report Declares Bihar, Jharkhand and UP As The Poorest States Of India

Nov 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

India's national MPI measure uses the globally accepted and robust methodology developed by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Kamala Harris, Emmanuel Macron Push For Global Effort Against Inequality

Nov 12, 2021 Deutsche Welle

US Vice President Kamala Harris and French President Emmanuel Macron called for greater efforts to combat global inequality and the dangers faced by children online.

Joe Biden To Meet Pope Francis To Talk Covid-19, Climate, Poverty

The first stop of his Europe trip for the devout Catholic US president is an audience with the pope, before pressing the case for democratic values and US leadership on climate change at the G20 and COP26 meetings.

SC Refuses To Take 'Elitist' View Of Banning Beggars From Streets Amid Pandemic

Jul 27, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The top court issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government, seeking their responses within two weeks on a petition for rehabilitation of beggars and their vaccination amid the pandemic

Philippines' Duterte To Deliver Final Speech To Congress Amid Crises

Rodrigo Duterte will be winding down his six-year term amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and his legacy

06 July, 2021

Covid Pushed Around 124 Million People Back Into Poverty In 2020: UN Report

Outlook Bureau

The UN estimates that the number of people suffering from hunger, which was already climbing before the pandemic, may have increased by 83-132 million

13 April, 2021

Covid-19 Hits Maternal Care, Underlines Gender Divide

Poonam Muttreja

The status of women in their families is a key factor in maternal health, besides poverty, caste, education and nutrition

09 March, 2021

Biden Aims At Big Relief Package For Citizens Without Touching A Tripwire Of Inflation.

Associated Press (AP)

Biden says his government can use coronavirus relief plan not only to stop a pandemic, jobs crisis but also to tackle deep issues of poverty, inequality and more

27 February, 2021

Unable To Afford Treatment For Elder Daughter, AP Parents Sell Younger Daughter For Rs 10K

Outlook Web Bureau

The girl was rescued by officers of the women and child welfare department on Thursday, a day after she was married off.

25 January, 2021

While 12.2 Crore People Lost Jobs, Indian Billionaires Grew Richer By 35% During Lockdown: Oxfam

Outlook Web Bureau

The report said the increase in wealth of the top 11 billionaires of India during the pandemic could sustain the rural job scheme MGNREGA for 10 years or the Health Ministry for 10 years.

25 January, 2021

Record Rise In Global Inequality In Post-Covid World; Need For Radical Economical Shift: Oxfam

Associated Press (AP)

Women and marginalised racial and ethnic groups are 'more likely to be pushed into poverty, more likely to go hungry, and more likely to be excluded from healthcare' in Covid aftermath


15 December, 2020

Hunger Study Predicts 168,000 Pandemic-Linked Child Deaths

Associated Press (AP)

Before the pandemic, the number of stunted children declined globally each year, from 199.5 million in 2000 to 144 million in 2019.

08 November, 2020

UK Pulls A U-turn, Backs Soccer Star Marcus Rashford's Child Hunger Campaign

Associated Press (AP)

Rashford's Twitter campaign asking the Conservative government to pay for free school meals for disadvantaged students over the holidays quickly gathered steam.

03 September, 2020

Revisiting Ray’s Films In The Current Socio-Economic Context Of India

By Annesha Mukherjee and Satyaki Dasgupta

The despair shown fifty years back is felt across the country today, where we see systematic witch-hunt of poets, writers, students, professors, activists and trade unionists.

24 July, 2020

Struck By Poverty, Migrant Labourer Sells 15-day-old Daughter For Rs 45,000; Cops Rescue Baby


The man sold his daughter to two women for Rs 45,000 on July 2 but kept his wife in dark.

17 July, 2020

India Lifted 273 Million People Out Of Poverty Between 2005-15, Most In The World: UN


The data released by UNDP and OPHI shows that 65 out of 75 countries significantly reduced their multidimensional poverty levels between 2000 and 2019.

28 May, 2020

Hunger, In Black And White

Sudharak Olwe and Soma Das

On World Hunger Day, an ace photographer’s walk down hunger lane is made more poignant by the pandemic which haunts us today.


15 May, 2020

Nutrition, Poverty And Women Power

Aiswarya Biswal

An anganwadi worker in Odisha’s poorest tribal district epitomises how change can, and must begin from the grassroots

Photo Gallery

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a press conference at party office in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

Police escort activist Sudha Bharadwaj towards a van as she leaves the jail to appear in a special NIA court, ahead of her release on bail, in Mumbai.

PTI Photo/Shashank Parade

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra releases party's women manifesto for 2022 UP elections, at party office in Lucknow.

PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

A farmer at the Ghazipur border uses a 'hookah' as he waits for farmers' committee's decision on their future course of action, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

Farmers listen to a speaker during their protest at Singhu Border, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

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Dalit-Bahujan Women In Politics And The Missing Narratives

On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.

Dec 02, 2021 Kalyani K

Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta