THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
20 February 2018
Articles
Sep 10 2017
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BOOK REVIEW
Indira Gandhi’s elite environmentalism : a paler shade of green
Darryl D’Monte reviews Indira Gandhi – A Life in Nature , a new book focussing on Indira Gandhi as a naturalist.
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Sep 03 2017
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LOOKING BACK
Muslim identity in Bollywood cinema
With the instant triple talaq been declared unconstitutional, Shoma Chatterji finds it interesting to look back at how the Muslim identity has been represented in Hindi cinema and if it will change now.
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Aug 19 2017
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POLITICAL WEAPONS
The lipstick and the burkha
Inspired by a recently released movie, Shoma Chatterji explores how the lipstick and burkha establishes a woman’s identity in public spaces and liberates them in private.
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Aug 12 2017
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LARGE HYDROPOWER PROJECTS
Throwing good money after bad
Shripad Dharmadhikary critically examines the proposed push for hydro power projects in the recently released Draft National Energy Policy for public comments by NITI Aayog.
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Aug 05 2017
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MUMBAI FLOODS
Mumbai after the 2005 deluge
July 26, 2017 marked the 12th anniversary of Mumbai’s mega flood in 2005. Darryl D’Monte looks into the causes and effects of the deluge.
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Jul 31 2017
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MUNICIPAL WASTE
Holding a municipality accountable
Hasmukh Dhumadiya describes the ordeal of residents of Bakshipunch Society in Dwarka, Gujarat, and their efforts in overcoming it.
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Jul 23 2017
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EPW CHAOS
Why shoot the messenger?
If the members of the board were concerned about protecting the academic research character of the journal they chose the wrong person to serve as the editor. Anup Kumar explains
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Jul 14 2017
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TRIPLE TALAQ
Misery personified
Activists and supporters are urging the Supreme Court to ban the practice of triple talaq. Ramesh Menon says that the government will have to courageously act on the sticky issue to ensure that thousands of women get justice.
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Jul 05 2017
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URBANISATION
Financing urban development
Several schemes to address different Indian urban issues are introduced by the government. Prachee Mishra discusses the fiscal and policy level challenges these schemes will encounter.
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Jun 29 2017
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NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
Mapping India’s doctrinal movement
The recently released joint doctrine shows a movement in India's strategic, nuclear, conventional and sub-conventional doctrines. Firdaus Ahmed claims that this necessarily will not make India any safer.
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Jun 19 2017
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NDA GOVERNMENT
Popularity vs Performance
Pradeep Baisakh analyses a recently released report by human rights activists and civil society organizations to see how the present government has performed in the three years it has been in power.
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Jun 11 2017
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UID DEBATE
Overview of the legal issues around Aadhaar
Anviti Chaturvedi of PRS Legislative Research discusses how the Aadhaar project started, why the courts have stepped in to examine its legality, and some aspects of the recent judgement.
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May 31 2017
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COAL HANDLING
Residents using rule of law to secure justice
Hasmukh Dhumadia narrates his experience of helping the local residents of a village in Gujarat in their fight for environmental justice.
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May 24 2017
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MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
The need to reform environment clearance process
Debadityo Sinha discusses how a coal power plant managed to receive environmental clearance by giving false information, which the National Green Tribunal finally overturned.
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May 17 2017
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KASHMIR PROTESTS
PDP govt circumvents its own social media ban
Two weeks into the ban, the question to ask is whether the situation has improved and whether protests in Kashmir have abated. Moazum Mohammad says the answer is no.
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May 08 2017
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FILM REVIEW
Tackling demonetisation
Shunyota, a feature film in Bengali, has an all-India resonance that will echo across the country if and when it’s subtitled version will be screened, writes Shoma Chatterji.
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May 02 2017
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JUDICIAL CAPACITY
Speedy disposal of court cases
High Courts and subordinate courts have been directed by the Supreme Court to expedite the disposing of criminal cases, yet cases languish for years in these courts. Harish Narasappa explains why it is so and how it can be fixed.
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Apr 25 2017
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NUCLEAR THREAT
The hovering nuclear clouds
Is India shifting its nuclear strategy in a new direction? Firdaus Ahmed analyses what that would mean.
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Apr 17 2017
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CRITICALLY POLLUTED AREAS
Crying out for strong environmental regulator
Himanshu Upadhyaya takes a close look at the Critically Polluted Areas mentioned in a recent CAG audit report on the environmental clearances and post clearance monitoring process of Ministry of Environment.
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Apr 10 2017
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COMMERCIAL SURROGACY
To be banned or not?
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 introduced in the parliament proposes a ban on commercial surrogacy. Shoma Chatterji finds out if this will help in checking exploitation of women.
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