Neha Poonia

  • What is the cyber space saying about the net neutrality debate? 14-04-2015 11:58 PM

    As the campaign and support for net neutrality is picking up, Politicians, celebrities and a cross section of people are voicing their support for it. Net neutrality means all data and sites are treated and charged equally be it mobile app or any other app. ...
  • What will change if there is no net neutrality? 13-04-2015 08:56 PM

    The idea of net neutrality or free and equal Internet to all has garnered wide attention from across the globe. While countries like the US, Chile, Netherlands and Brazil have already adopted Net Neutrality that doesn't allow discrimination of Internet content or charge users differently based on the content, site,...
  • Much ado about choice

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    As I write this, social media is up in arms about what it means for a woman to exercise her 'choice', of what connotations gender...

  • The taboo in your head

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    It's the same story every month. When you walk into a chemist shop to pick up sanitary napkins, the guy at the counter will ...

  • African students attacked, police rule out race angle 12-03-2015 09:31 AM

    Four students from Ivory Coast were allegedly thrashed by locals at Kothanur in Karnataka late on Monday night. ...
  • Of Lost Opportunities

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    Dear government of India, BBC is not who you should have a grouse with. Pick the right battle- for this is an important ...

  • The Battle Within

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    I'll be honest. I couldn't finish it. I had bile churning in my stomach, my heart beating a million miles an hour, shortness of ...

  • Of hypocrisy and intolerance

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    Almost exactly a month ago, two armed terrorists walked into the office of a French satirical magazine in the heart of Paris. They opened indiscriminate...

  • The Dogma of Bearing Children

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    I know I don't ever want to have four children. And I'm making this statement as a person of sound mind- fully knowing that ...

  • RSS sends 'ghar wapsi' superviser Rajeshwar Singh on indefinite leave 03-01-2015 12:01 AM

    New Delhi: After the government faced heat over a mass conversion ceremony in Agra, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has stepped in. RSS pracharak Rajeshwar Singh, who was spearheading the 'ghar wapsi' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, has gone on indefinite leave. Rajeshwar Singh had supervised the conversion ceremony in Agra. RSS...
  • Supreme Court sends Subrata Roy to judicial custody till March 11 04-03-2014 10:44 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday sent business tycoon and chairman of Sahara group Subrata Roy to judicial custody till March 11. Unimpressed by Roy's unconditional apology, the SC sent him and two other directors of Sahara to Tihar jail. The SC also ordered Roy to present a workable plan to...
  • Gurgaon: Students at public school rejoice as Maruti Suzuki revamps institute 15-01-2014 04:16 PM

    New Delhi: In India Positive this week, we have a look at a government school in Gurgaon with difference. Like most government schools, the Sarhaul School lacked funds and infrastructure, until last year. Just an year ago, this government secondary school in Sarhaul, Gurgaon bore a completely different look. There...
  • Haryana: Investment banker quits job to light up Sirohi village 05-11-2013 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: In the sleepy village of Sirohi, 60 kms from Delhi, Gauri Agarwal has lit up the lives of the villagers in less than six months. Gauri who quit her job as an investment banker decided to adopt the village. Aided by the students of the National Power Training...
  • Noida: School provides free education to 300 underprivileged children 02-09-2013 11:34 AM

    Hoshiarpur: For many children in India education is a distant dream. But Om Foundation in Noida is a ray of hope for those who want to study but have no funds. Afflicted by polio, life for 6-year-old Rohit has not been easy. His family moved to Noida from Balia in...
  • Class 7 students discover asteroid, get international recognition 30-07-2013 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: Most of the class seven students have a lot in their plate - homework, friends and video games but for Shourya Chambial and Gaurav Pati, students of Amity International School in Delhi, priorities are a little different. At the age of 12, both the boys have made an...
  • Delhi Police short of 2,500 lady officers 14-06-2013 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of rising crimes against women, some startling facts have emerged. There's a shortfall of 2,500 lady officers in the Delhi Police. With less than ideal working conditions, even serving women officers are struggling to make a difference. "I leave every morning at 8. I never...
  • Satish Singh conducts classes to break conventional gender barriers 12-06-2013 09:31 AM

    New Delhi: An organisation called Forum to Engage Men conducts gender sensitization classes across rural India. Harish is a changed man today. For him, the phrase "man of the house" means something altogether different now. Not only does he help his wife with all chores around the house, he does...
  • Kanpur: Woman granted bail 19 years ago, freed now 30-05-2013 07:40 AM

    Kanpur: A woman in Kanpur, who had been granted bail 19 years ago, was finally released from jail this week after her son - born in a jail - grew up to earn enough money for her bond money. Vijay Kumari is home after 19 years and all thanks to...