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Roli Mahajan

is a journalist based in Lucknow, India.

All articles of Roli Mahajan

International reports

Life’s foundation is essential

Children’s development in early childhood was analysed from different perspectives in 2023, marking the midway point towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. All of these goals have a bearing on early childhood

Sub-Saharan Africa

“Building knowledge at the local level is essential”

Sub-Saharan Africa has numerous biodiversity hotspots, but they are at risk. In this D+C interview, Beth Kaplin, a biodiversity expert, discusses what threatens biodiversity

Climate crisis

Climate crisis keeps escalating

In view of worsening heat waves, postponing climate action is reckless, not “pragmatic”

Corporate power

AI sector worries about what it is doing

A growing number of experts warn that artificial intelligence may be very dangerous

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Global governance

Global decline in human development

The latest Human Development Report warns that in 2020 and 2021, progress made towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been reversed

Education in India

Covid-19’s devastating effects on India’s education

The pandemic interrupted the education of 360 million Indian students and kept them trapped in their homes, mostly without any option for e-learning


Indians are beginning to pay more attention to healthy diets

Why millets should prove useful in the fight against malnutrition in South Asia

Debt problems

World Bank sounds alarm as debt problems worsen

According to multilateral institution, financial stress has increased at all levels due to coronavirus pandemic

Global environment

The climate crisis is escalating fast

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns 1.5 degree-Celsius limit will probably be breached, at least temporarily


Sudan’s uncertain journey towards democracy

Though civilian prime minister is back in office after coup attempt, the situation in Khartoum remains tense

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