THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
15 December 2017
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Mar 08 2017
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WOMEN'S DAY
Revisiting the mothers who protested AFSPA
A new book tracks down the women who stripped naked 12 years ago to protest against rape and rights abuses under AFSPA. Banamallika Choudhury reviews Mothers of Manipur.
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Mar 03 2017
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NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY
Common tongue? How mother tongue instruction influences education
The recently released draft of the National Education Policy stresses the importance of education in the mother tongue, especially in the formative years at school. Tarun Jain and Revathy Suryanarayana seek to uncover the link between vernacular language use in schools and educational achievement using data from large-scale historical events in South India. It finds that mother-tongue instruction led to persistent increases in educational achievement in primary and secondary schooling.
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Feb 23 2017
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KASHMIRI WOMEN’S DAY OF RESISTANCE
The “disappeared” Kashmiris
Pushpa Achanta writes about the challenges and aspirations of people in Kashmir on Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance which is observed today (Feb 23rd).
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Feb 17 2017
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KOLKATA PEOPLE’S FILM FESTIVAL
People's cinema with people's support
Shoma A. Chatterji writes about a film festival that lacks the glitz and glamour of stars, television cameras and paparazzi chasing famous people to freeze them for the media.
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Feb 08 2017
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COMMUNITY RADIO
New policy dismays Community Radio activists
While stonewalling their demand to broadcast news, the I&B Ministry has said CR stations can air AIR bulletins instead. Geeta Seshu reports.
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Feb 01 2017
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CHILD-LED SURVEY
When children think abuse is ‘normal’
A new child-led survey has documented the types of violence children in Maharashtra are exposed to. Alka Gadgil reports the important findings from the survey.
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Jan 20 2017
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MANUAL SCAVENGING
A gross violation of human rights
Manhole is a scathing celluloid indictment on the state of manual sewer cleaners in India, writes Shoma A. Chatterji
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Jan 15 2017
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CHILD ABUSE IN KERALA
Legislation to safeguard children fails to protect them
Post-POCSO Act, reporting of child sexual abuse cases have rocketed in Kerala, but conviction rates remain dismal. State government and judiciary lack the infrastructure to ensure justice for victims, finds Navya P K. Navya is reporting on child labour in Kerala for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
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Jan 12 2017
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KERALA'S CHILDREN
Schooling the children of migrant labourers
As more poor migrant children face exploitation in Kerala, some schools are coming up with ways to enroll and retain them. A few schools now have more migrant than local students, Navya P K points out. Navya is reporting on child labour in Kerala for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
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Jan 08 2017
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KERALA’S PLIGHT - III
Rescued child labourers - institutionalised or forgotten
Kerala lacks a system to rehabilitate migrant child labourers. Navya P K finds out how rescued children are sent off to their home districts, and then forgotten. This is the concluding part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
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Jan 05 2017
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KERALA'S PLIGHT - II
Ineffective implementation of child labour laws
Cases on child labour or trafficking are rarely filed by the labour department and police. Even when cases are filed, offenders get away quickly. Navya P K reports. This is the second part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
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Jan 01 2017
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KERALA'S PLIGHT
The rise of migrant child labour
This is the first part of a three part series on child labour in Kerala by Navya P K, who is reporting on this topic for PII-UNICEF Media Fellowship, which was awarded to her recently.
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Dec 23 2016
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SENIORITY ISSUE
A better way of selecting the top brass
Nothing is lost by abandoning the principle of seniority, but the armed forces need restructuring says Nitin Pai.
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Dec 20 2016
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RECYCLING AGENTS
Waste pickers live, work with pride
A glimpse into the lives of women waste-pickers in Pune by Suchismita Pai.
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Dec 14 2016
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INDO-PAK RELATIONS
The Parrikar thesis
Firdaus Ahmed analyses the recent comments made by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's in case of India being provoked by Pakistan.
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Dec 06 2016
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PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
There’s nothing to be ashamed about disability
An inspiring account of Malini Chib, disability rights activist and author, who talks about how she got around to developing a strong disability identity that she wants to “celebrate” rather than reject.
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Nov 30 2016
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SURROGACY BILL
Banning commercial surrogacy
A brief overview of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 by PRS legislative.
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Nov 27 2016
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BLACK MONEY
Demonetisation and the Rule of Law
Demonetisation is primarily about the Rule of Law in our country and the capacity of the state to ensure, and abide by, the Rule of Law, comments Harish Narasappa.
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Nov 22 2016
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JUDICIAL VACANCIES
Travesty of justice
With over 2.19 crore pending cases, the Chief Justice of India pleads again to fill the numerous vacancies in the judiciary at the earliest. Ramesh Menon reports.
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Nov 17 2016
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BOOK REVIEW
How democracy really works
'Democracy for Realists' is an important critique of how democracy works in practice. Nidhi Gupta reviews the book.
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