Month: September 2020

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‘Beti Bachao’ funds lie idle

Girls in the capital city still struggle to get education beyond 8th grade, yet less than 13% of the Centre’s scheme to promote education of the girl child was used…

Rich generate waste, poor pay the price

When it comes to pollution in Delhi, it seems slum dwellers are being held accountable while the affluent escape scrutiny for their lifestyles which create it   In a recent…

Pre-recorded cheering dampen IPL’s pitch

Amidst a pandemic, the IPL is happening without any crowds in the stadiums, and manufactured crowd sounds to give the real feel of a live match. However, things haven’t gone…

Where things have a life

Turning the lockdown into an opportunity, Tanmoy Samanta gave new life to everyday objects through his art Chair, comb, telephone, sewing machine – the most mundane domestic things lying around…

Events of the week

Figurative abstraction What: A new group of works on paper has been created by the artist Dhruvi Acharya during the lockdown titled ‘Evaporating Voices’. Confined within our homes, unable to socialise…

Public toilets in Delhi-NCR a ‘no-go’ area

As people start commuting for work, Patriot’s survey of public toilets in Delhi-NCR shows that you are more likely to come across a dirty one than a clean one. As…

Out and about amidst a pandemic

As Delhi is limping back to normalcy despite the rising number of Covid cases, more and more people are using public transport. Whether they are safe is anyone’s guess In…

Apple store goes online, customers not so much

Though the company launched its online store in India, people are expressing a preference for physical stores over online purchases considering the high prices it charges for its products On…

Bihar migrants find no respite in Delhi

Despite promises for help with employment, migrants from Bihar’s Darbhanga decry government’s unconcerned attitude. They return to the Capital to find no jobs, or ones that pay a fraction of…