25 June 2018
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
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
Wash your spinach, twice
Research finds evidence of heavy metal contamination of vegetables in Delhi.
Apr 01 2003
The grey in Haryali
Democratic decentralization for watershed development can only happen when the centralizing tendencies of the vested groups are curbed, says Videh Upadhyay.
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 a Govt Scheme work
Kathyayini Chamaraj looks at a civil society partnership that is catalysing a government urban poverty alleviation programme.
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
PROOF: Q3, Sustaining the partnership
An update from the Bangalore's Public Records of Operations and Finance (PROOF) campaign.
Mar 01 2003
Limited nuclear war, limitless anxiety
As 'limited war' doctrine evolves to 'limited nuclear war', the strategic necessities as well as their implications for the polity must be repeatedly examined, says Firdaus Ahmed.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Cricket, women and war
Those who devise television programmes on cricket seem convinced that women have neither brains, nor common sense, says Kalpana Sharma.
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
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.
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