THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
20 SEPTEMBER 2018
Articles
Mar 17 2018
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PASSIVE EUTHANASIA
Freedom to choose death
The Supreme Court in a landmark judgment has allowed passive euthanasia, thereby giving succour to terminally ill patients and their relatives, but is India culturally ready for this move? Ramesh Menon reports.
Mar 15 2018
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ARMY POLITICS
Dissension in the top brass?
Firdaus Ahmed reflects on the possibility that there is a budding pushback from the army commanders to their Chief’s increasing proximity with the ruling party at the Center.
Mar 06 2018
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SHORT FILM
Questioning a sacred relationship
Shoma Chatterji reviews a beautiful short film Amma Meri that was screened recently in a film festival.
Feb 05 2018
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SMART CITIES MISSION
What is a Smart City?
Last month the government announced the list of 9 new Smart Cities, taking the total of Smart Cities to 99. Prachee Mishra of PRS legislative takes a look at the Smart Cities Mission and a few issues with it.
Jan 27 2018
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BOOK REVIEW
Can the future be what we want it to be?
Darryl D’Monte reviews the book Alternative Futures: India Unshackled edited by Ashish Kothari and K. J. Joy.
Jan 14 2018
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FILM REVIEW
Sweet and sour nature of life
4 Tamarinds and Toffees is a delightful and nostalgic film on two women directed by a young and thoughtful director, writes Shoma Chatterji.
Dec 20 2017
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NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Are India’s nuclear weapons in safe hands?
Firdaus Ahmed ponders if India’s nuclear weapons are in safer hands or not.
Dec 13 2017
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ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS
Major problems of our time are all interconnected
Recently Darryl D’Monte interviewed the famous physicist Fritjof Capra at the annual meet of Greenaccord international environmental journalists in Italy. Here he reports on Capra’s separate remarks about the environment, along with quotes from his books and blogs.
Dec 09 2017
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RIGHT TO HOUSING
Urban poor lack a roof over their head
Looking into what’s happening in the State of Karnataka, Kathyayini Chamaraj discusses the housing needs and rights of the urban poor.
Dec 03 2017
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LABOUR WAGES
Decoding the code on wages
This past August the Code on Wages was introduced in the Lok Sabha and subsequently referred to the Standing Committee on Labour for examination. Vinayak Krishnan of PRS Legislative explains the Code and its pros and cons.
Nov 27 2017
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OBITUARY
A guardian of rivers
Himanshu Upadhayay pays a personal tribute to the inspiring and dedicated river activist Latha Anantha, who passed away on 16th of November.
Nov 22 2017
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DELHI POLLUTION
Forget politics, focus on smog science
It’s not the crop burning, stupid. It’s vehicles that create smog and the media should educate the public. Anup Kumar explains.
Nov 17 2017
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ROTAVIRUS VACCINE
Defeating the deadly diarrhea
Diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child mortality in our country. Reasonably priced vaccines backed by the government are now available to help stop this malady, says Swapna Majumdar.
Nov 12 2017
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Chugging along in the name of sustainability
Kanchi Kohli raises questions on the Voluntary National Review report which shows India’s efforts to achieve seven of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals.
Nov 04 2017
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CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISTS
Impunity prevails, but what is the solution?
In 50 percent of the killings of Indian journalists since 2010 there have been no arrests so far. We need to come together to protect our tribe, urge Geeta Seshu and Sevanti Ninan.
Oct 27 2017
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A common, invisibilized malady
October is domestic violence awareness month. Pushpa Achanta shares stories of victims of domestic violence to point out why the dilution of IPC Section 498A by the Supreme Court is a blow to the fight against domestic violence.
Oct 18 2017
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MINING IN ODISHA
More money for more dust
Harapriya Nayak and Santosh Dora share their experience of working with the tribals of a small village in Odisha, who were suffering because of heavy mining happening in their area and how they brought about a change.
Oct 13 2017
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HIGH SPEED TRAIN
Will biting the Bullet Train leave us with no teeth?
Darryl D'Monte analyses why the proposed Bullet Train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is not the need of the hour, nor worth the cost.
Oct 10 2017
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WOMEN ARTISANS
Breaking the male bastion of Kumartuli
Women are making a mark in a profession almost entirely dominated by men. Shoma Chatterji talks to the women idol makers of Kumartuli to find out about their struggle and success.
Oct 01 2017
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SC/ST EMPOWERMENT
How successful has been the SC/ST Sub-Plan
It has been more than 3 decades since the scheme of Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan was implemented. It was given statutory status by converting it into an Act in Karnataka in 2013. Kathyayini Chamaraj examines the promises of the scheme and Act and questions the outcomes.
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • India Together reader