25 June 2018
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
Tehri Dam - Verdict Awaited
A note on Tehri Dam case heard in Supreme Court by Vimal Bhai of the Matu People's organisation.
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
Monocultures of the mind
Environmental activist, agricultural researcher, water rights campaigner, and much more, Vandana Shiva speaks with David Barsamian.
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
The Great Betrayal : Indian Land Reforms
Venu Govindu reviews Siddharth Dube's Words Like Freedom : Memoirs of an Impoverished Indian Family 1947-1997
Apr 01 2003
Intelligent information
Shelter Associates uses Geographic Information Systems to study slums, and Maharashtra's municipal councils find new opportunities for civic improvement.
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.
Apr 01 2003
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
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
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
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
More stories of Parivartan
Delhi's Right to Information Act (RTI) is increasingly being used by citizens to pressure offiicials into delivering on projects and services says Arvind Kejriwal.
Apr 01 2003
Technology Transforms Rural Women
Shruti Gupta on a project in Madhya Pradesh and Jharkand that uses technology to enhance income generation opportunities through productive use of natural resources.
Apr 01 2003
The need for ethical debate
Direct Electro-Convulsive Therapy, banned in the west and some Indian states as a form of medical torture, is finding new advocates. Ethical psychiatrists must strongly disavow the practice, says Bhargavi Davar.
Apr 01 2003
Fiscal deficits and decentralization - II
In the second in a series of two articles, Jayaprakash Narayan discusses on the connection between the fiscal crisis and decentralization of political power.
Apr 01 2003
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
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
Marriage – A retail outlet
Indra Chopra looks at the dowry custom cloaked within current-day marriages.
Apr 01 2003
Kashmir after Nadimarg
Firdaus Ahmed on what India can do to avoid a repeat of Nadimarg.
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