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Apr 03, 2019
Ganga water quality has worsened due to untreated sewage, govt should have prioritised clean-up project, says chief of NGOSankat Mochan Foundation, which has been monitoring the quality of the Ganga water for over three decades, found in its latest study that levels of faecal coliform bacteria had risen substantially, while levels of dissolved oxygen had dropped.
Mar 20, 2019
Indus Waters Treaty doesn't fit into current sociopolitical situation of India-Pakistan, says riverine expert Uttam SinhaReferring to the Indus Waters Treaty with Pakistan after the Uri attack, Modi had said 'blood and water can't flow together'. It remains to be seen how things will unfold after Pulwama.
Feb 13, 2019
'I want to be free, not a nut and bolt of the state': Principal of Gujarat college who resigned over Jignesh Mevani rowHemantkumar Shah, principal of HK Arts College who resigned over a Jignesh Mevani controversy, speaks about the state of education institutes and academic freedom in Gujarat.
Jan 18, 2019
There was no need for public vote, Narendra Modi deserved presidential award, Philip Kotler tells FirstpostPhilip Kotler spoke exclusively to Firstpost on the ongoing controversy over the award given to Narendra Modi and said that a jury would have further complicated the selection process.
Jan 15, 2019
Nevermoor series author Jessica Townsend on crafting diverse characters, comparisons to JK RowlingThe first book in the Nevermoor series, The Trials of Morrigan Crow released in 2017 and made its author Jessica Townsend one of the most sought after novelists of the decade.
Jan 03, 2019
Yogi Adityanath speaks: No conflict in reconciling dharma and democracy, Manusmriti and ConstitutionIn March, Yogi Adityanath will complete two years as Uttar Pradesh chief minister. Ahead of that milestone, the unlikely administrator of India's largest state speaks to Firstpost about the challenges he faced changing Uttar Pradesh's perception, being led down the garden path by bureaucrats and his interpretation of the Constitution.
Dec 26, 2018
Sahitya Akademi winner Anees Salim on staying away from public eye, value of awards and solitudeAuthor Anees Salim’s book The Blind Lady’s Descendants recently won the Sahitya Akademi award for fiction in English.
Dec 24, 2018
The British in India: Author David Gilmour on writing a social history of the Raj, overcoming stereotypes, debating the pastIn his latest book historian David Gilmour presents a social history of the British Empire in India, climbing down from the most glittering of personalities and the commonest names.
Nov 10, 2018
Rajasthan polls: Ex-BJP MLA who formed Bharat Vahini party says public wants 'viable alternative' to BJP, CongressGhanshyam Tiwari recently announced the ‘Third Front’ in the form of a coalition with Rashtriya Loktantrik Party
Oct 22, 2018
Fatima Bhutto on her new novel The Runaways, identity, and her love for KarachiFatima Bhutto’s second novel, The Runaways, brings together three lives from distant corners of the world, each ravaged by violence and grief in different ways.