Rajeshwari Ganesan

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Assistant Editor, DailyO

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

56-inch chests and mini-atmas: As violence against animals sweeps across India, not one leader speaks for the most voiceless

Mahatma Gandhi said a nation is judged by how it treats its animals. As puppies are bludgeoned to death and little goats raped, the Mahatma would be appalled by the silence of the mini-atmas leading us today.

LIFE

 |   5-minute read

Why non-communicable diseases have become killer kings across the entire world

More people die of heart disease and strokes worldwide than AIDS and cancer now. It is high time we learnt how to prevent these NCDs from becoming an even more murderous force.

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

Addicted to coffee? You may not be very far from those addicted to cocaine.

Here are five addictions that are the easiest to pick up and the hardest to quit. Your morning cup of coffee is included.

VARIETY

 |   3-minute read

High-sugar snacks can be potentially as dangerous as smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. So why advertise them?

If tobacco advertisements were banned over health concerns, research shows TV ads of high-sugar foods have the same effect in influencing children's choices. Aren't we hazarding our kids' health?

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Not so Acche Din. Massive job loss data, especially in rural India, emerges. Who is answerable?

Narendra Modi had promised jobs in 2014. In December 2018, the unemployment rate was at its highest in 27 months, according to CMIE data. Women, rural Indians and the young have been hit hard. Where are their jobs?

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Dravidian politics vs reservation for upper castes: The old dragon breathes fire - yet again

Dravidian parties stand by the ideology they were conceived upon and oppose the empowering economically weaker upper caste groups.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

China will make Islam 'compatible' with being Chinese: How the Communist Party is targetting its Muslim minorities

Amid reports of millions of Uighur Muslims being in prison camps, China's latest announcement, of 'Sinicising' Islam, is sending shivers down the world's spine.

LIFE

 |   5-minute read

Taking the kids to a 'pox party': Welcome to new-age American parenting. It's not pretty

Some parents in Colorado refuse to believe in vaccines and are bringing their healthy kids deliberately in contact with a child who has chickenpox. The move, ostensibly for the welfare of the child, is beyond stupid. It's sinister.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

Humanity has a new definition: bestiality. Crimes against animals have hit terrible new lows in India

Raped cows. Beaten puppies. Dogs buried alive under tar. The real beasts in India walk on two legs, not four.

SCI-TECH

 |   6-minute read

Astro Calender 2019: The new year promises several spectacles for the starry-eyed!

A 'super blood wolf moon', stunning meteor showers and other major astronomical events of 2019 coming up!