THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
24 October 2017
Articles
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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Aug 19 2017
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POLITICAL WEAPONS
The lipstick and the burkha
Inspired by a recently released movie, Shoma Chatterji explores how the lipstick and burkha establishes a woman’s identity in public spaces and liberates them in private.
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Aug 12 2017
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LARGE HYDROPOWER PROJECTS
Throwing good money after bad
Shripad Dharmadhikary critically examines the proposed push for hydro power projects in the recently released Draft National Energy Policy for public comments by NITI Aayog.
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Aug 05 2017
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MUMBAI FLOODS
Mumbai after the 2005 deluge
July 26, 2017 marked the 12th anniversary of Mumbai’s mega flood in 2005. Darryl D’Monte looks into the causes and effects of the deluge.
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Jul 31 2017
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MUNICIPAL WASTE
Holding a municipality accountable
Hasmukh Dhumadiya describes the ordeal of residents of Bakshipunch Society in Dwarka, Gujarat, and their efforts in overcoming it.
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Jul 23 2017
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EPW CHAOS
Why shoot the messenger?
If the members of the board were concerned about protecting the academic research character of the journal they chose the wrong person to serve as the editor. Anup Kumar explains
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Jul 14 2017
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TRIPLE TALAQ
Misery personified
Activists and supporters are urging the Supreme Court to ban the practice of triple talaq. Ramesh Menon says that the government will have to courageously act on the sticky issue to ensure that thousands of women get justice.
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Jul 05 2017
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URBANISATION
Financing urban development
Several schemes to address different Indian urban issues are introduced by the government. Prachee Mishra discusses the fiscal and policy level challenges these schemes will encounter.
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Jun 29 2017
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NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
Mapping India’s doctrinal movement
The recently released joint doctrine shows a movement in India's strategic, nuclear, conventional and sub-conventional doctrines. Firdaus Ahmed claims that this necessarily will not make India any safer.
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Jun 19 2017
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NDA GOVERNMENT
Popularity vs Performance
Pradeep Baisakh analyses a recently released report by human rights activists and civil society organizations to see how the present government has performed in the three years it has been in power.
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Jun 11 2017
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UID DEBATE
Overview of the legal issues around Aadhaar
Anviti Chaturvedi of PRS Legislative Research discusses how the Aadhaar project started, why the courts have stepped in to examine its legality, and some aspects of the recent judgement.
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May 31 2017
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COAL HANDLING
Residents using rule of law to secure justice
Hasmukh Dhumadia narrates his experience of helping the local residents of a village in Gujarat in their fight for environmental justice.
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