THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
17 January 2018
Articles
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.
Dec 09 2017
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RIGHT TO HOUSING
Urban poor lack a roof over their head
Looking into what’s happening in the State of Karnataka, Kathyayini Chamaraj discusses the housing needs and rights of the urban poor.
Dec 03 2017
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LABOUR WAGES
Decoding the code on wages
This past August the Code on Wages was introduced in the Lok Sabha and subsequently referred to the Standing Committee on Labour for examination. Vinayak Krishnan of PRS Legislative explains the Code and its pros and cons.
Nov 27 2017
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OBITUARY
A guardian of rivers
Himanshu Upadhayay pays a personal tribute to the inspiring and dedicated river activist Latha Anantha, who passed away on 16th of November.
Nov 22 2017
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DELHI POLLUTION
Forget politics, focus on smog science
It’s not the crop burning, stupid. It’s vehicles that create smog and the media should educate the public. Anup Kumar explains.
Nov 17 2017
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ROTAVIRUS VACCINE
Defeating the deadly diarrhea
Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child mortality in our country. Reasonably priced vaccines backed by the government are now available to help stop this malady, says Swapna Majumdar.
Nov 12 2017
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Chugging along in the name of sustainability
Kanchi Kohli raises questions on the Voluntary National Review report which shows India’s efforts to achieve seven of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.
Nov 04 2017
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CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISTS
Impunity prevails, but what is the solution?
In 50 percent of the killings of Indian journalists since 2010 there have been no arrests so far. We need to come together to protect our tribe, urge Geeta Seshu and Sevanti Ninan.
Oct 27 2017
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A common, invisibilized malady
October is domestic violence awareness month. Pushpa Achanta shares stories of victims of domestic violence to point out why the dilution of IPC Section 498A by the Supreme Court is a blow to the fight against domestic violence.
Oct 18 2017
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MINING IN ODISHA
More money for more dust
Harapriya Nayak and Santosh Dora share their experience of working with the tribals of a small village in Odisha, who were suffering because of heavy mining happening in their area and how they brought about a change.
Oct 13 2017
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HIGH SPEED TRAIN
Will biting the Bullet Train leave us with no teeth?
Darryl D'Monte analyses why the proposed Bullet Train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is not the need of the hour, nor worth the cost.
Oct 10 2017
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WOMEN ARTISANS
Breaking the male bastion of Kumartuli
Women are making a mark in a profession almost entirely dominated by men. Shoma Chatterji talks to the women idol makers of Kumartuli to find out about their struggle and success.
Oct 01 2017
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SC/ST EMPOWERMENT
How successful has been the SC/ST Sub-Plan
It has been more than 3 decades since the scheme of Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan was implemented. It was given statutory status by converting it into an Act in Karnataka in 2013. Kathyayini Chamaraj examines the promises of the scheme and Act and questions the outcomes.
Sep 27 2017
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DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
Ignorance can lead to blindness
There are 70 million diabetics in India, 80 percent of them have vision problems about which they are either not aware or lack access to good eye care. Swapna Majumdar reports how NGOs are partnering to reach out to the marginalised and providing them better eye care and prevention.
Sep 20 2017
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NUCLEAR AGE WAR
The myth of a nuclear peace
The two-front war remarks made by the Indian Army Chief recently makes Firdaus Ahmed question the usage of nuclear weapons in case of such a war.
Sep 17 2017
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MALNUTRITION IN INDIA
The national nutrition strategy explained
Nivedita Rao of PRS Legislative presents the current status of malnutrition and measures proposed by the recently released National Nutrition Strategy by NITI Aayog.
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Sep 10 2017
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BOOK REVIEW
Indira Gandhi’s elite environmentalism : a paler shade of green
Darryl D’Monte reviews Indira Gandhi – A Life in Nature , a new book focussing on Indira Gandhi as a naturalist.
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Sep 03 2017
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LOOKING BACK
Muslim identity in Bollywood cinema
With the instant triple talaq been declared unconstitutional, Shoma Chatterji finds it interesting to look back at how the Muslim identity has been represented in Hindi cinema and if it will change now.
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