Do Delivery Apps Really Care for Their Workers?

Do Delivery Apps Really Care for Their Workers?

In the scorching heat of a North Indian summer, delivery apps that make life easier for many of us are asking customers to offer their delivery workers a glass of water. It’s a small gesture for those rushing from home to home on e-bikes and cycles, ensuring we don’t have to step out of our […]

Of Election Masala and Commercial Curry!

Of Election Masala and Commercial Curry!

FRANKLY SPICY by EFFKAY India is in the throes of election fever, and as always, the rhetoric from our esteemed politicians is hotter than a Naga Bhoot Jolokia chili pepper. The Old Young Man and the Young Old Man and their team mates are at it, hammer and tongs The election pot is simmering, bubbling […]

“India Prepares for Chinese Product Tsunami: Lifeboats Ready!”

“India Prepares for Chinese Product Tsunami: Lifeboats Ready!”

In a turn of events that has left Indian markets bracing for impact, the recent tariff hikes by the United States on a multitude of Chinese imports have poised India to become the new destination for a deluge of Chinese goods. It appears that China, facing a sudden closure of a major market, is about […]

Bihar: A Fort of Rice to Repel Anaemia Demons

Bihar: A Fort of Rice to Repel Anaemia Demons

Bags of rice stocked wall-thick at the grain warehouses are what the nutrition warriors in Bihar are counting on to repel the onslaught of anaemia, which as recent figures indicate has gained the upper hand in recent times. A ‘workshop’ for media, organised last week in Patna, as part of an SBCC Campaign, revealed that […]

A Journey of Healing and Hope: Dr. Prema Dhanraj’s Inspiring Tale

A Journey of Healing and Hope: Dr. Prema Dhanraj’s Inspiring Tale

In the quiet lanes of J.P. Nagar, Bengaluru, resides a woman whose life story reads like a captivating movie script. At 72 years old, Dr. Prema Dhanraj, recently honored with the Padma Shri award, has transformed her personal tragedy into a mission of hope and healing for burn survivors who have lost all hope. Dr. […]

Railway Force save Kids from human trafficking

Railway Force save Kids from human trafficking

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) successfully rescued nine children from the suspected human traffickers on the New Jalpaiguri – Amritsar Karma Bhoomi Express at Muzaffarpur station. The operation, instructed by Inspector Manish Kumar, took place on a Wednesday afternoon after an important tip-off. Two people involved in this act, one a teenager, have been caught and […]

Of the Catholic Press and Comfort Zones

Of the Catholic Press and Comfort Zones

[Speak Truth to Power and Pay the Price! That’s the mission of a true journalist. This is what Jesuit social activist and social commentator Father Cedric Prakash seems to be saying in his latest epistle. Read on:] These are critical times in India’s history: in fact, whether we would like to accept it or not, […]

Flood Rescue Operations and Controversy in Gujarat

Flood Rescue Operations and Controversy in Gujarat

Gujarat state has faced heavy rains that led to flood-like situations in several areas. On September 18, more than 600 people who were stranded in floodwaters were rescued, and nearly 12,000 people were moved to shelters and safer places. This action was taken to ensure the safety of the people as the heavy rains continued […]

After 27 years of Discussion, Women’s reservation Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

After 27 years of Discussion, Women’s reservation Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

In a groundbreaking move, the Indian government introduced a Constitutional Amendment Bill on September 19, aimed at reserving one-third of seats in the Lok Sabha (the lower house of Parliament) and State Assemblies for women. This significant development comes after 27 years of discussions and debates among political parties, as they struggled to reach a […]

Foisting A Bluff on the Nation!

Foisting A Bluff on the Nation!

[Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ examines several issues and joins the ‘One nation one Election’ debate, firmly against the proposition.] On 31 August, the Government called for a special session of Parliament beginning on 18 September. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi tweeted, “Special Session of Parliament (13th Session of 17th Lok Sabha and 261st Session of […]

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