Articles by Rashme Sehgal
Sep 25, 2018
PMJAY scheme has impressive list of benefits, but 'flawed model', lack of funds have medical experts scepticalAccording to an expert from TISS, the low 2018-19 budget for PMJAY was the fundamental flaw with the health insurance scheme under Ayushman Bharat.
Sep 20, 2018
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat backs removal of articles 370A and 35A from Constitution; 'playing with fire', warns NCBhagwat even went a step further: Asserting that it is for the government to decide whether it wants the state to be divided into three parts: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Sep 15, 2018
Kapil Sibal says 'pied piper' Modi's biggest failure is inability to govern, 'coalition of conspiracies' brought down UPA in 2014Former minister and senior politician Kapil Sibal recently released Shades of Truth-A Journey Derailed in which he minutely examined the claims the Narendra Modi government made during its 2014 election campaign and how it has failed to meet any of them
Jul 21, 2018
Jairam Ramesh on chronicling the political partnership of Indira Gandhi and bureaucrat PN HaksarIn an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Jairam Ramesh speaks about his new book Intertwined Lives, which presents a compelling portrait of PN Haksar as Indira Gandhi's "alter ego during her period of glory"
Jul 09, 2018
Juveniles at crossroads: Cops ignore confidentiality clause in JJ Act, deny reformed youths chance to rebuild lifeWhy is India failing its juveniles? National statistical data indicates that even juveniles who have been found to have reformed are not being given a fair chance to enter mainstream life
Jun 27, 2018
India ranked world's most dangerous country for women: Opinions divided over Thomson Reuters Foundation pollWhile some women expressed scepticism over the findings of the Thomson Reuters report, others feel they reinforce the rising crime graph against women.
Jun 20, 2018
Could designated safari enclosures for tiger spotting take tourist pressure off India's wildlife parks?India’s tiger population has grown slightly thanks to conservation efforts. But numbers remain fragile. Any path moving forward will have to maintain a balance between tourism growth and protecting our wildlife.
Jun 16, 2018
One year after Doka La standoff, China still speaks language of occupation, says historian on Delhi-Beijing tiesOne year after the Doka La standoff, Professor VC Bhutani believes Chinese ascendance in the world order is here to stay.
Jun 15, 2018
Delhi's toxic air is now a perennial problem; experts say afforestation, controlling emissions key to curbing pollutionThe phenomenon of air pollution in Delhi is no longer confined to the winter months, but is a reality that people have to face round the year.
Jun 11, 2018
Ex-EC chiefs, poll experts back 'foolproof' EVMs, say return to paper ballots 'like going back to bullock cart'Former chief election commissioners highlighted how EVMs were the better option and ballot papers would give way for malpractices.