THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
16 July 2018
Articles
Jul 10 2018
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GOSIKHURD IRRIGATION PROJECT
Thirty-four years of irregularities and failures
The recently released CAG audit report on Maharashtra has heavily criticized the time and cost overruns in Gosikhurd irrigation project in Vidarbha. Himanshu Upadhyaya analyses the report to list the shortcomings of the project.
Jul 07 2018
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RURAL WOMEN
Unheard and unknown they lead
Issues that affect underprivileged women have not got enough attention in the mainstream feminist movements in India. Yet the women from rural areas and from lower classes and castes have been leading struggles for their rights, says Navya P. K.
Jul 05 2018
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ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Incandescent bulbs continue to flicker
Recent research by the Prayas Energy Group shows that notwithstanding a big spike in demand for LEDs in recent years, more steps are needed to phase out incandescent bulbs.
Jul 03 2018
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CRIME SURVEYS
The way we measure hate crimes is simply bogus
Safety and criminality in society must be assessed directly from the people themselves. The government is deluding itself and citizens by conflating law enforcement statistics with crime data, writes Tara Krishnaswamy.
Jul 01 2018
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WATER CRISIS
What you can’t measure properly, you can’t manage properly
Shripad Dharmadhikary critiques the recently released NITI Aayog’s report on Composite Water Management Index.
Jun 24 2018
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AGRARIAN DISTRESS
The missing ‘market’ for agriculture
The first of a three part series on the crisis facing farmers today, by Kannan Kasturi.
May 24 2018
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NUCLEAR POWER
What nuclear weapons have done to us
Pokhran-II happened on May 1998, Firdaus Ahmed writes if nuclear weapons have made us more secure in these last twenty years.
May 02 2018
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URBAN RIVERS
Concrete riverfronts or ecological rejuvenation?
A two-day dialogue on urban rivers held in Pune recently focused on the plight of urban rivers. Shripad Dharmadhikary reports and presents his views.
Apr 24 2018
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CAG AUDIT IN ODISHA
Waiting for compliance patiently
Himanshu Upadhyaya examines a CAG audit report to point out the blatant non-compliance of environmental laws largely by the Forest officials.
Apr 08 2018
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TEESTA STAGE III HEP
Violating laws, making losses, damaging environment
Teesta Urja’s penchant for getting into trouble and illegalities continues unabated. Soumik Dutta reports.
Apr 03 2018
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BRIDE TRAFFICKING
The stories of Paros
Shoma A. Chatterji brings focus to the issue of bride trafficking, a lesser known but widely prevalent practice in parts of India, through movie Paro.
Mar 28 2018
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MAHANADI WATER DISPUTE
Setback for optimal river basin planning
Shripad Dharmadhikary explains why setting up a tribunal to resolve the Mahanadi Water Dispute will not help the people or the river.
Mar 17 2018
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PASSIVE EUTHANASIA
Freedom to choose death
The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment has allowed passive euthanasia, thereby giving succour to terminally ill patients and their relatives, but is India culturally ready for this move? Ramesh Menon reports.
Mar 15 2018
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ARMY POLITICS
Dissension in the top brass?
Firdaus Ahmed reflects on the possibility that there is a budding pushback from the army commanders to their Chief’s increasing proximity with the ruling party at the Center.
Mar 06 2018
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SHORT FILM
Questioning a sacred relationship
Shoma Chatterji reviews a beautiful short film Amma Meri that was screened recently in a film festival.
Feb 05 2018
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SMART CITIES MISSION
What is a Smart City?
Last month the government announced the list of 9 new Smart Cities, taking the total of Smart Cities to 99. Prachee Mishra of PRS legislative takes a look at the Smart Cities Mission and a few issues with it.
Jan 27 2018
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BOOK REVIEW
Can the future be what we want it to be?
Darryl D’Monte reviews the book Alternative Futures: India Unshackled edited by Ashish Kothari and K. J. Joy.
Jan 14 2018
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FILM REVIEW
Sweet and sour nature of life
4 Tamarinds and Toffees is a delightful and nostalgic film on two women directed by a young and thoughtful director, writes Shoma Chatterji.
Dec 20 2017
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NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Are India’s nuclear weapons in safe hands?
Firdaus Ahmed ponders if India’s nuclear weapons are in safer hands or not.
Dec 13 2017
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ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
Major problems of our time are all interconnected
Recently Darryl D’Monte interviewed the famous physicist Fritjof Capra at the annual meet of Greenaccord international environmental journalists in Italy. Here he reports on Capra’s separate remarks about the environment, along with quotes from his books and blogs.
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • National Physical
  • Laboratory
  • India Together reader