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  • A Dismal Report Card

    August 6, 2011 2:19 pm Published by

    Around 17,282 habitations in India do not have a primary school within 1 km, 148,696 government schools still do not have a building, 165,742 have no drinking water, 455,561 schools have no toilets, and around 114,531 primary schools are single-teacher... View Article

  • Maa Bonbibi In The Land Of Tigers

    July 16, 2011 10:54 am Published by

    Maa Bonbibi, the multicultural goddess who is said to protect the woodcutters, honey collectors and fishermen of the Sunderbans from the attacks by tigers, is being invoked by conservation authorities in the Sunderbans over the last 10 years. Not a... View Article

  • Orissa’s Migrant Workers Duped And Exploited

    July 9, 2011 11:23 am Published by

    Close to 2 million people migrate out of Orissa in search of work every year. Only 50,000 of them are registered with the authorities, making it difficult to protect these desperate migrants from tricksters and exploitative employers Thousands of migrant... View Article

  • Who Is Human And Who Is Right?

    July 9, 2011 11:21 am Published by

    “We’ve been denied our basic human right: to bury our dead in peace. Can’t Christians even rest in peace?” said Mr CB Gahatraj, Member of Christian Advisory Committee for new Constitution in Nepal. The “Coffin protest” deadlock is shows no... View Article

  • A Landscape Of Unbelongers

    June 25, 2011 4:45 pm Published by

    Why Loiter: Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets is about the myriad ways in which women continue to be relegated to the spatial margins of a ‘globalising’ city, and the growing list of other powerless groups—migrants, dalits, North Indians, Muslims,... View Article

  • A Landscape Of Unbelongers

    June 25, 2011 10:17 am Published by

    Why Loiter: Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets is about the myriad ways in which women continue to be relegated to the spatial margins of a ‘globalising’ city, and the growing list of other powerless groups—migrants, dalits, North Indians, Muslims,... View Article

  • Papamma’s Victory Marks A Milestone In The Domestic Workers’ Struggle

    June 18, 2011 11:40 am Published by

    Papamma, a domestic worker in Bengaluru, took her employers to court and managed to receive a favourable judgment. This is a historic victory for perhaps the most vulnerable segment of unorganised workers, made possible by the support of a trade... View Article

  • MHA, Wikileaks Call Pakistan’s Bluff

    June 11, 2011 11:59 am Published by

    As though La’ Affaire Osama bin Laden wasn’t enough, Pakistan, habitual of moving from one crisis to another, has more egg on its face and more damning questions to answer. More distressful news poured in for an already under-pressure Pakistan... View Article

  • Haathi Mere Saathi

    April 30, 2011 3:32 pm Published by

    The ongoing Rengali left bank canal irrigation project on the Brahmani river, in Odisha, is seriously disrupting traditional elephant migration routes, leading to an escalation in man-elephant conflicts. T he ongoing Rengali left bank   canal irrigation project on the Brahmani... View Article

  • Children In The Pits

    April 16, 2011 11:04 am Published by

    Children as young as 10 years are working in mines in Bellary district of Karnataka, recent studies and public hearings report. It is the children of displaced and homeless families who are exploited most by the mining mafia. While helicopters... View Article

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