THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
21 October 2017
Articles
Jan 01 2003
Where did our money go?
A social audit of the Corporation of Delhi finds public money is routinely redirected away from the purposes it is intended for. But citizens can monitor its uses, as Parivartan shows.
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.
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
Jan 01 2003
Urban Water: Judicial recipes falling short
Reviewing recent High Court and Supreme Court rulings, Videh Upadhyay comments on judicial recipes for protecting urban water bodies
Jan 01 2003
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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
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
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
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
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Guardians of Sea Turtles
The destinies of the people of Kolavipalam village in North Kerala and the endangered Olive Ridley turtles are bound together. M P Basheer explores.
Jan 01 2003
Improving Accountability in Panchayati Raj
The Government of Karnataka's Working Group on Decentralization discusses institutions for upward accountability in Panchayati Raj. The second in a series of articles adapted from the Working Group's 2002 report.
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
Original purpose
Ramesh Ramanathan on participatory democracy and public governance
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
Interlinking: Salvation or folly?
S G Vombatkere begins a series on the proposed gigantic network of interlinked rivers and the alternatives
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
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • National Physical
  • Laboratory
  • India Together reader