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  • The Case Of The Disappearing Ponds

    July 17, 2010 2:16 pm Published by

    An RTI inquiry in Kusmal village in Orissa’s Nuapada district revealed that though in official records seven farm ponds have been built under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, not a single pond exists in reality. Across this... View Article

  • Pirates Of Traditional Knowledge

    July 10, 2010 2:46 pm Published by

    If a draft protocol on access and benefit-sharing of genetic resources is adopted in Japan in October, there will finally be an international law to prevent corporations from commandeering biological resources and traditional knowledge for their own profit, without sharing... View Article

  • The Dry Well of UPA Promises

    July 3, 2010 3:40 pm Published by

    The Wada Na Todo people’s movement for governance accountability assessed the UPA government’s achievements on livelihood, education, health and social exclusion in one year during its second term and concluded that the government was focused more on image-building than people’s... View Article

  • A Grain In An Empty Bowl Government Services In The Urban Context

    June 26, 2010 10:42 am Published by

    Anganwadis, ICDS and PDS are huge government programmes meant to cater to the health and nutritional requirements of the poor. Yet 72.4 per cent of urban poor children in Madhya Pradesh are under-weight, 60.4 per cent are under-nourished and almost... View Article

  • To Each According To His Needs

    June 19, 2010 11:15 am Published by

    In villages along the Indo-Bhutan border in lower Assam, where the deepest wells are dry, communities rely on the traditional dong community water-harvesting system which operates on sound principles of water management and judicious distribution If one were to ask... View Article

  • Perils Of Outsourcing Of Currency Printing

    June 5, 2010 12:35 pm Published by

    With reports of billions of dollars worth of counterfeit Indian currency, printed in the official Pakistani presses, and in circulation in this country, the report of a Parliamentary Committee that India had outsourced printing currency notes from abroad is indeed... View Article

  • Sarkar As Censor

    May 29, 2010 2:27 pm Published by

    The proposed Cinematograph Bill 2010 is geared to cracking down on piracy, but does little to protect freedom of expression, leaving the power to define public order, morality, decency and national interest to the executive wing of government at the... View Article

  • Perceived Conflicts And Real Solutions

    May 22, 2010 5:31 pm Published by

    Marine Protected Areas such as Gahirmatha in Orissa are vital for the preservation of marine biodiversity and the maintenance of healthy ecosystems to help combat climate change. But regulation and enforcement will not work if they exclude fishermen, the most... View Article

  • Goa ‘Rape Capital’ Warped Coverage

    May 15, 2010 11:03 am Published by

    Sensational reporting of incidents of rape and murder of foreign tourists in Goa overshadows the fact that Goa has a much better track record when it comes to giving women their social and economic due than many other states. It... View Article

  • Old Wounds, Fresh Attacks in Kashmir

    May 8, 2010 12:54 pm Published by

    Fresh attacks in Kashmir spark fears that militants have not only regrouped, but also have changed tactics, writes Anuj Chopra in Sopore. Delicately lifting the hem of his pheran, a loose-fitting Kashmiri gown, Imtyaz Ahmad Ganaie stumbles barefoot across heaps... View Article