Pandemic festivities of Vesak Day

To celebrate the 2565th Buddha Purnima Diwas today, Prime Minister Narendar Modi delivered a keynote address in the international event, Virtual Vesak Global Celebrations, organised by the Ministry of Culture.  Sonepat: For a second consecutive year, devotees are either celebrating Buddha’s birthday at home, online, or amidst COVID-19 restrictions in public spaces.  “As Delhi is […]

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Websites and NGOs trying to help covid widows back on their feet

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced women who have lost a sole earning member to enter the job market, at the worst possible time. New Delhi: When Yuvdhir Mor saw people his own age succumbing to the virus; colleagues, school,and college mates, the seriousness of the situation hit him hard. Unable to help people medically, he […]

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Long way to the top for Indian women billionaires

Out of 140 billionaires in India, only seven are women. Chandigarh: India became the third highest in the world by producing 140 billionaires in the Forbes World’s Billionaire List, 2021, after China and the United States. But only five percent of these Indian billionaires were women. Only seven women became billionaires in India as opposed […]

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Maternal Mental Health Month: Pandemic deepens Mothers’ suffering

Stress and depression among pregnant women and new mothers have increased during COVID-19, says a research study. Sonepat: Focusing on spreading awareness about maternal mental health (MMH) this month has brought attention to the increasing rates of maternal depression.  Since the beginning of May, MMH projects and campaigns have started to extensively cover the issue […]

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