Open Defecation: Quitting the Habit

Ullekh NP

Swachh Bharat Mission makes headway in fighting the menace of open defecation

Modi’s Civic Quotient

When the Prime Minister becomes the leading citizen of a social movement and rewrites the rules of popular engagement

Mumbai Notebook

The campaign against open defecation and the reduction of bus services

Parameswaran Iyer: A Clean Man

Parameswaran Iyer, the officer behind the Swachh Bharat mission, promises an India free of open defecation by October 2019

Where Modi Got It Wrong

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan remains stuck because this patently unheroic mission is cast in a heroic mould

Menstruation Rebels: Let There Be Blood

Humour, hashtags and hygiene are the new tools in the fight against menstrual taboos

iRobot Roomba 980

Just switch it on and it will vacuum clean your floors even when you’re not home

Public toilets: Loo no further

The pros and cons of paying people to use public toilets

Our Basic Bug Instinct

Modern diseases such as asthma, diabetes and Alzheimer’s are linked to changes in the hundred trillion odd microbes residing in our bodies. Excessive hygiene, antibiotics and our diets are to blame for these changes

Confessions of a Dentist

“I try not to judge potential suitors by the incredible amount of tartar, chipped tooth or stained filling they display”


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