articles by Shraddha Ghatge


Palghar's anganwadi workers struggle to make ends meet after Amrut Aahar Yojana reimbursements continue to be delayed

Anganwadi centres, with women as its foot soldiers, are aimed at fighting child malnutrition and ensuring children's overall development


Few ambulances, overburdened doctors among hurdles tribal women of Maharashtra"s Palghar face in accessing maternity care

Distance and access to the nearest health facility has always been a challenge for women in tribal hamlets


In tribal-dominated Palghar, ASHA workers say they are overburdened and underpaid despite rendering critical healthcare services

ASHA workers are the first port of call for any health related demands of the rural population, especially women and children


No mechanism for welfare: Aadhaar turns into a burden instead of benefit for 3,000 tribal women in Maharashtra

The seeding of the Aadhaar number to bank accounts and a host of other services is increasingly inconveniencing people.


Calling Morocco TV channel's make-up tutorial on hiding domestic violence 'an error' is to miss the point

Why is it that the struggle for equal rights for women is always a journey which takes one step forward but two steps back? Morocco TV channel's make-up tutorial on hiding domestic violence just confirms it.


Water-starved Marathwada receives excessive rains, farmers worry about crop loss

The incessant rains for the past 10 days have brought relief to the water-stressed Marathwada region which has been suffering from drought for the past four years. Here is why we should worry


Haji Ali trustees to consult public before moving SC: Why not implement HC order instead, ask activists

The court has, however, stayed its order for six weeks following a plea by Haji Ali Dargah Trust, which wants to challenge it in the Supreme Court. They should gracefully implement HC order of lifting the ban on women instead, activists tell Firstpost.


Swathi murder case: Here are the 'lessons' girls should learn from this tragedy

We found this interesting article from a matrimonial website — Chennai Sai Sankara Matrimonials — soaked in overwhelming wisdom on 'lessons we should learn from the tragic episode of Swathi'.


Why a Rs 1,400-crore Lendi irrigation project in Nanded is hanging fire for 30 years

The inter-state Lendi irrigation project between Maharashtra and Telangana has been in a state of limbo for the past 30 years. Here is why


Marathwada's drought: Some measures that could save the parched region from recurring drought

Here are some of the measures which could have saved the farmers in the perennially parched Marathwada from distress, had they been implemented


Marathwada's drought: How climate change has destroyed agriculture and ruined farmers

The rise in the country’s annual temperature by 0.7 °C and erratic climatic patterns are sure to affect Marathwada's agriculture which is primarily rainfed