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  • 20 Years Of Resistance At Koodankulam

    October 29, 2011 10:55 am Published by

    Why have the concerns of local communities surrounding the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant gone unaddressed for two decades? Why did a comprehensive environment impact assessment never reach them, and were the mandatory public hearings largely stage-managed? People from three southern... View Article

  • Mahabharat Not A Myth Anymore

    October 8, 2011 11:22 am Published by

    Recently while planning a trip to Tembhli (Shahada taluka) via Amravati, a district in Maharashtra, to cover distribution of biometric Aadhar identity cards there, I was surprised by a minor detail about Chikhaldara, a green waterfall retreat located in its... View Article

  • Maoist-Missionary nexus exposed Troubled Tribal

    October 1, 2011 12:26 pm Published by

    Archana Bhagat, a 21-year-old tribal woman from Jaspur, Chhattisgarh, made her way to Delhi to depose her testimony before a National Tribunal set up by Forum for Social Justice and comprising eminent bureaucrats, former judges, academicians and journalists. Her husband... View Article

  • The Language That Fosters Social Change

    October 1, 2011 12:25 pm Published by

    Caste bias and prejudice run deep in India. But when court judgments display such conscious or unconscious biases they confer legitimacy on an institution we are trying to uproot, says Rakesh Shukla.   In a recent July judgment pertaining to... View Article

  • Delhi Live-In On The Edge

    September 24, 2011 1:39 pm Published by

    “I come from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district. I fell in love with a boy there who is about eight years elder to me but the problem is that my parents will not approve of this relation because of our different... View Article

  • Making A Difference In Mudumalai

    September 17, 2011 3:32 pm Published by

    Sometimes, all it takes to transform a place is one man doing his job well. Rajiv Srivastava, field director of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, has made that difference, involving adivasis in forest and animal conservation, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara  ... View Article

  • Reflections On Sanskrit

    September 10, 2011 4:15 pm Published by

    When one talks of promoting Sanskrit literature and language, it is important to reflect on its modern significance. As part of our ancient and classical heritage, Sanskrit is the very basis of our identity. While it was extremely important during... View Article

  • Hashimpura, The Massacre That Everyone Forgot

    September 10, 2011 4:12 pm Published by

    A media frenzy next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the horrifying Gujarat riots. But few will remember that 2012 will also mark 25 years after the shocking Hashimpura massacre in which a reserve force of the UP police... View Article

  • Grandeur Under Hammer

    September 3, 2011 5:10 pm Published by

    Foundation of DF government is shaken once again with 21 super plush illegal structures in Mumbai’s satellite township Navi Mumbai coming under Municipal scanner.   Twenty-one grand skyscrapers lining the up-market Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai, which was diligently... View Article

  • Gadkari In London

    August 13, 2011 12:59 pm Published by

    British seldom depart conventions. But they did for the BJP President Nitin Gadkari. The Foreign Secretary who would normally meet his counterparts took time off from his hectic schedule in Parliament in the midst of the phone-hacking scandal and on... View Article

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