25 June 2018
Feb 01 2003
Seven markers for gender balance
The Centre for Women's Development Studies (CWDS) has developed long-overdue indicators to assess gender sensitivity in governance.
Feb 01 2003
A balwadi in every village
An India Together interview with Nirmalatai Purandare, of the Vanasthali Rural Development Centre.
Feb 01 2003
Profile: Khushboo Welfare Society
This Haryana based non-profit organization is working towards building a disabled friendly society through integration and rehabilitation, says Indra Chopra
Feb 01 2003
Saying no to war
No sane person can accept the immorality of using economic and military superiority to bludgeon inconvenient nations into falling in line, says Kalpana Sharma.
Feb 01 2003
Democratising the Panchayats
The Government of Karnataka's Working Group on Decentralization discusses mechanisms for democratizing decision making in Panchayats. This is the third in a series of articles adapted from the Working Group's 2002 report.
Feb 01 2003
What ails our Public Services? -- I
An assessment of factors from the book Holding the State to Account by Samuel Paul of the Public Affairs Center, Bangalore.
Feb 01 2003
Importing of Hazardous Waste
Kishore Wankhade peers into a 2002 inquiry report into the disappearance and fast-track clearance of hazardous wastes from India's Ports.
Feb 01 2003
Suppressing criticism
Science's biggest tragedy, as we are reminded by the Columbia disaster, is that truly independent criticism is simply gone from its midst, says Devinder Sharma.
Feb 01 2003
Tribal autonomy a step for peace
New Delhi concedes a long-standing Bodo demand to set up an independent council for the tribal people, and demands that rebels now disarm.
Feb 01 2003
Not quite as planned or promised
The World Bank's Inspection Panel finds that a Bank-backed coal mine disrupted livelihoods by violating guidelines on resettlement, supervision, and the environment.
Feb 01 2003
Out of the Wreckage
By tearing up the global rulebook, the US is in fact undermining its own imperial rule, but in this there lies an opportunity for global democracy, says George Monbiot.
Feb 01 2003
A second judiciary
A media that cherishes its independence must recognize this freedom is as essential for the judiciary to deliver justice as it is for the media to observe it impartially, says Dasu Krishnamoorty
Feb 01 2003
A debt we can do without
While the West has abandoned the realism of the past century and has now turned to cooperation in pursuing common goals, South Asia remains trapped in this old paradigm, says Firdaus Ahmed.
Feb 01 2003
A scientific fairytale
Has the introduction of Bt Cotton been successful? The deliberate attempt to find a "yes" answer has required a lot of incredulous 'science', says Devinder Sharma.
Feb 01 2003
The condom, the moon and the finger
For AIDS prevention education to be successful, powerful gender-sensitive messages must replace the nebulous 'moral framework', argues Anita Anand.
Feb 01 2003
Rising Stress on Liberal Arts Education
A belief that revival of liberal arts education with its humanist traditions is the panacea to the rising tide of right-wing extremism is gaining ground, reports Binu S. Thomas.
Jan 10 2003
Small change in bonded labour
Human Rights Watch finds hundreds of thousands of children working as virtual slaves in India's silk industry. and calls on the government to enforce the laws.
Jan 01 2003
Barefoot, female and a Solar Engineer
The Social Work Research Centre addresses community problems by building upon people's skills, and placing the solutions in their own hands.
Jan 01 2003
Polio eradication programme stumbles
Administrative lapses and the fears of young parents keep a small percentage of infants outside the vaccine's reach, and this may be enough to keep the virus alive.
Jan 01 2003
Why a dress code? Why only women?
Behind the concern for girls and women, some of it genuine, is both fear and a desire to control, says Kalpana Sharma.
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • National Physical
  • Laboratory
  • India Together reader