THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
19 October 2017
Articles
Apr 01 2003
Productivity of our public services
Fifth in a series of articles adapted from the book Holding the State to Account by Samuel Paul of the Public Affairs Center, Bangalore, the author looks at the low priority given to productivity as a factor for our ailing public services.
Mar 15 2003
Disparities in Inequality
Economic prosperity isn't always a sign of social progress. A new study of gender biases around the country finds the wealthier states have much to answer for.
Mar 14 2003
Mental health, administrative disorder
The rape of a schizophrenic girl at NIMHANS reveals a wide gap between the rhetoric and reality of mental health care in India.
Mar 13 2003
Invoice enclosed - please pay immediately
Gene Campaign writes to the Agriculture Minister demanding compensation for Indian farmers payable under the laws for failure of Monsanto-Mahyco's Bt cotton variety.
Mar 01 2003
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Beware the benevolent partisan
The India Together editorial.
Mar 01 2003
Public services in a weak civil society
Fourth in a series of articles adapted from the book Holding the State to Account by Samuel Paul of the Public Affairs Center, Bangalore, the author looks at the weaknesses in civil society as a factor for our ailing public services.
Mar 01 2003
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Partnerships for a Cleaner "South"
Tackling the globalization of waste requires new partnerships that span national boundaries and different sectors of society, says Ravi Agrawal.
Mar 01 2003
Interlinking rivers : Epitaph for the displaced
S G Vombatkere points out the future that awaits those who will be displaced, given India's track record in 'rehabilitation and compensation'.
Mar 01 2003
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Our own schools
With help from formal learning centres, CRY, and the Dalit and Adivasi Liberation Trust, Orissa's forgotten villages work to control their own destinies.
Mar 01 2003
Lady Courage
From being deprived of the most basic liberties, Anita Dhangda has travelled many miles, and the lessons of that passage make her determined to succeed in her new role.
Mar 01 2003
Crisis of Governance: Stirrings in the Corporate Sector
There is now a quiet but intense debate within some segments of the corporate sector on the crisis in governance due to communalism, says Rajni Bakshi.
Mar 01 2003
Patent nonsense
Nothing exposes the hollowness of the claims corporations now make to intellectual property as much as their own histories, says George Monbiot.
Mar 01 2003
The Times, they are a-changing
Editorials by advertisers are terrible, but the rot in the media isn't new. The gradual introduction of small doses of poison into the body of this profession began a long time ago, says Sidharth Bhatia.
Mar 01 2003
Corruption and public services
Third in the series of articles adapted from the book Holding the State to Account by Samuel Paul of the Public Affairs Center, Bangalore, the author looks at the Corruption factor.
Mar 01 2003
Food fight over hunger
Citing a lack of funds and each blaming the other, the Centre and the states ignore SC orders to provide mid-day meals in government schools.
Mar 01 2003
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Making a Govt Scheme work
Kathyayini Chamaraj looks at a civil society partnership that is catalysing a government urban poverty alleviation programme.
Mar 01 2003
Mangalore airport : Runaway runway?
A recent Supreme Court order has said that the Government shall build a second runway only in full compliance the law.
Mar 01 2003
Making agriculture attractive
With the 2003-4 budget giving agriculture the go-by, Devinder Sharma outlines five criteria that nation's finance minister must keep in mind while crafting budgetary policy for agriculture.
Mar 01 2003
Why we will say 'no'
While arguing that he is doing what he is to make the world more peaceful and stable, in fact George Bush has pushed the world closer to greater conflict and war, says Kalpana Sharma.
Mar 01 2003
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The ties that bind and grow
From water-harvesting to science education to agriculture, Vidnyanvahini's all-round efforts create vibrant communities, and inspire others to pursue similar paths.
India Together offers an excellent forum for people from diverse fields of expertise to present their views, share their experiences and raise questions about where our country and society are headed in the future.
Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • National Physical
  • Laboratory
  • India Together reader