THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
20 February 2018
Articles
Apr 01 2003
No ordinary farm
On G S Gidde Gowda's farm outside Hassan, the theories of conventional farming take a backseat, while he applies a systematic preference for nature's own hand.
Apr 01 2003
Coping with the cruel summer
Careful planning, adequate budgeting and close cooperation of government and NGOs will be needed this summer in Barmer and nearby Thar desert areas of Rajasthan, says Bharat Dogra
Apr 01 2003
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The movement for inclusive education
Callous school managements and over-anxious parents of abled children are barring 90% of India's 40 million disabled children from entering the nation's classrooms says Gaver Chatterjee.
Apr 01 2003
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Monocultures of the mind
Environmental activist, agricultural researcher, water rights campaigner, and much more, Vandana Shiva speaks with David Barsamian.
Apr 01 2003
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Govt and Non-Govt Organizations : Partnerships
Susan Mani looks at the issues involved in the coming together of government and NGOs to improve service delivery.
Apr 01 2003
The Railway Women
West Bengal's rail hawkers are women of sheer grit and palpable passion says Sharmistha Choudhury.
Apr 01 2003
Kashmir after Nadimarg
Firdaus Ahmed on what India can do to avoid a repeat of Nadimarg.
Apr 01 2003
Interview : Ugly duckling to swan
T R Raghunandan is a hard hitting IAS officer managing Rural Development at the Government of Karnataka. In this interview to India Together, he talks about decentralization reforms and the challenges of winding down prevailing hierarchies in government.
Apr 01 2003
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The promise of a different life
Without the opportunity to empower themselves, hope for the nation's handicapped will remain just a four-letter word, says Ashwin Mahesh.
Apr 01 2003
Public Services : The final assessment
Concluding article of the series on "What ails our public services?" adapted from the book Holding the State to Account by Samuel Paul of the Public Affairs Center, Bangalore.
Apr 01 2003
The road to starvation
Last year's poor monsoon is only the most proximate reason for the drought-related suffering; failures in many aspects of governance led inevitably to misery, say Manu Mathai and Ashwin Mahesh.
Apr 01 2003
Legislate, then contradict
Suman Sahai discusses a public interest litigation that seeks to ensure that the rights granted to farmers on seeds as per India's 2001 plant varieties protection law are not taken away.
Apr 01 2003
Another kind of war
Last month, women's groups were engaged in a vigorous debate with the National Commission on Women (NCW) about a bill on sexual harassment, says Kalpana Sharma.
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
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
What ails our Public Services? -- II
Is incompetence and lack of motivated the cause for the malaise? Second in the series of articles adapted from the book Holding the State to Account by Samuel Paul of the Public Affairs Center, Bangalore.
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.
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