THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
17 February 2018
Articles
Feb 01 2003
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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
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
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
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Love is God
Subramaniam Vincent reviews the latest Kamal Hassan starrer, Anbe Sivam.
Feb 01 2003
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Business with humanitarian goals
Kris Herbst profiles how David Green has propelled Aurolab into a model corporation that manufactures 'expensive' medical products at rock-bottom prices.
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
Jan 10 2003
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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
Reinventing Rural Governance
The Government of Karnataka's Working Group on Decentralization discusses transparency and accountability for rural self-governance in the state. The first in a series of articles adapted from the Working Group's 2002 report.
Jan 01 2003
Big fish, little fish
Sunderban fishermen are caught between court directives and politicians limiting their traditional lives, and large trawlers that operate unfettered by those same overseers.
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
But of course you can
Citizen participation is important not just for inspiring goals, but simply to create a society where governments gain and hold the confidence of the people.
Jan 01 2003
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All work and no childhood
Francoise Remington's Forgotten Children works to free children from the cruely of labour.
Jan 01 2003
Of cows and men, and grazing lands
Unequal distribution of resources has resulted in a shortage of land available for grazing. Anthra develops sustainable alternatives in consultation with affected groups.
Jan 01 2003
Interlinking: Salvation or folly? - II
S G Vombatkere presents an alternative to the proposed gigantic network of interlinked rivers. This is the second in a series of three articles.
Jan 01 2003
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Rural development through education
Dr. S S Kalbag has devoted 20 years of his life to educating the rural youngster, and found an enriching life for himself too in the process.
Jan 01 2003
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Warrior Women of Coorg
Veena Poonacha's recent book on three Kodagu women chronicles a significant journey into the changing fortunes of women in India, says Geeta Seshu
Jan 01 2003
Original purpose
Ramesh Ramanathan on participatory democracy and public governance
Jan 01 2003
Feeding the farmers
The tragic reversal of roles is the result of national policies that have neglected agriculture and farming in the wake of globalisation, says Devinder Sharma.
Jan 01 2003
To right the wrongs of development
Policies on development have been ignored with impunity. Little wonder, then, that the language of people's demands now centers on "rights", says Videh Upadhyay.
Jan 01 2003
India-Pak: Arms control and disarmament
Acknowledgement of the declining utility of military force in a nuclear environment may hold a peace dividend that includes Kashmir says Firdaus Ahmed
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