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Jan 06 2016
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SKILL DEVELOPMENT
The gap between where we are and where we want to be
The Skill India Mission aims to provide skills training to around 402 million people by the year 2022. In the first of a two-part series, Shambhu Ghatak upholds estimates of skilled workforce from various reports to highlight the yawning gap that needs to be bridged.
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Jan 05 2016
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EYE CAMP FIASCO
Why must only the poor suffer?
In Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, people lost their sight after botched up cataract surgeries. Was it because the organizers, the medical and paramedical staff of the district hospital did not take necessary steps? Or was the quality of medication used questionable? Or, because the victims are too marginalised and too poor to protest? Asks Shoma Chatterji.
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Jan 02 2016
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INTERVIEW
Feminism is about leading a non-degraded life
Dr C S Lakshmi, the eminent Tamil feminist writer, who writes under the pen name Ambai, has been a researcher in women’s studies for the last several decades, and is also the Founder Trustee of Sound & Picture Archives for Research on Women (SPARROW), that has undertaken several oral history projects. She speaks to Pratibha Umashankar about a wide range of issues concerning women, including the need to write women back into history.
Jan 01 2016
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - Jan 1st 2016
Turning a full circle | Where is the forest case headed?
We wish you a happy and prosperous New Year 2016. We hope you will continue to support our in-depth, non-partisan journalism by donating generously to India Together. We end an eventful 2015 by looking into the controversial Maheshwar Hydropower Project, what is happening to several forest cases, how some sex workers are empowering themselves by gaining legal knowledge, an interesting learning institute called Adivasi Academy, and much more.
Dec 31 2015
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MAHESHWAR HYDROPOWER PROJECT
Turning a full circle
The situation that Maheshwar Project is in, brings sharply into focus the issue of accountability of those responsible for the decisions that impact millions of people, involve thousands of crores of rupees and vast natural resources. Shripad Dharmadhikary hopes that Maheshwar would also offer a chance to demonstrate how those liable for the mess can be held accountable.
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Dec 24 2015
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GREEN BENCH
Where is the forest case headed?
The green bench of the Supreme Court transferred several forest cases to different institutions for decision making, in order to expedite the disposal of these long pending cases. Kanchi Kohli explains how this could influence forest governance in India.
Dec 22 2015
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BLOG: RESISTANCE AND RECONSTRUCTION
The language of diversity
Adivasi Academy, a learning institute set up by Bhasha Research and Publication Centre is a must visit place for one to learn the importance of language and cultural diversity of our country. Ashish Kothari writes about his experience and learnings at the Academy.
Dec 21 2015
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BOOK DISCUSSION
Churning our minds on India’s development
The bi-monthly book review journal Biblio celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Its founder editors - Darryl D’Monte is one of its founder editors - were invited to the Chandigarh Literature Festival-2015, which was held earlier this month. D’Monte talks about an interesting book discussion he chaired at the festival.
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Dec 18 2015
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GENDER RIGHTS
Sex workers turn paralegal volunteers
An innovative project in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is helping sex workers empower themselves, by training them as paralegal volunteers. A confident community is fighting exploitation, standing up and being counted, reports Ramesh Menon.
Dec 17 2015
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INDIA AGAINST ISIS
Fighting the ISIS: Why India should measure its steps
The Indian defence minister’s recent interactions indicate an overt leaning towards military action against ISIS under the UN flag. While it may not be difficult to explain this stance, or even find apparent justification for it, there is a need for a more cautionary approach, says Firdaus Ahmed.
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Dec 15 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - DEC 15th 2015
Shifting goalposts as summit winds down | Surviving stigma: HIV care and the aftermath
In this edition we have reports on the recently concluded Paris Climate Change Conference by Darryl D'Monte who was in Paris. We also look at the shocking realities faced by AID patients and their families, how CAG is in trouble in Delhi for auditing three power distributors, will the Sustainable Development Goals of UN achieve what the Millennium Development Goals failed to do and much more.
Dec 12 2015
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PARIS COP21 DESPATCH III
Shifting goalposts as summit winds down
As the draft agreement is getting ready at the Climate Change Conference in Paris, Darryl D’Monte gives a final round-up on how countries are changing their alliances keeping their own interests in mind, and if it will be possible for a developing nation like India to work towards a low-carbon future.
Dec 11 2015
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PARIS COP21 DESPATCH II
The Paris Climate Accord
The Paris Climate Accord is undergoing final round of negotiations and will be announced soon. Darryl D’Monte reports from the Climate Change Conference in Paris, on how there will be a huge gap between the promises made in the accord and what will end up happening on the ground.
Dec 09 2015
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UN DEVELOPMENT MANDATE
How sustainable are the SDGs?
Can we look at ending poverty without looking at the structural reasons and dimensions of poverty and inequality? Pradeep Baisakh looks at this and at other objectives within the UN SDG framework and analyses how realistic their achievement would be.
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Dec 03 2015
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CAG AUDIT OF DISCOMS
To audit or not to audit
Has the CAG overstepped its mandate by auditing the capital’s three power distributors at the behest of the ruling Delhi government? While the recent High Court ruling seems to indicate that, Himanshu Upadhyaya argues why the draft audit report must not be rejected.
Dec 02 2015
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PARIS COP21 DESPATCH
Will voluntary action to curb GHG emissions achieve anything?
Darryl D’Monte reports from the Climate Change Conference in Paris, on the consultations in progress and in particular, the stance of the developed world, its implications for India and the world at large.
Dec 01 2015
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WORLD AIDS DAY FEATURE
Surviving stigma: HIV care and the aftermath
Much has been said about India’s success in containing the spread of the AIDS epidemic. But can it build on the progress so far and ensure that survivors receive the dignity and social security they need? Pushpa Achanta’s conversations on the eve of World AIDS Day aren’t heartening.
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Dec 01 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - DEC 1st 2015
Romila Thapar on the importance of speaking out | Upholding the rights of a child
In this edition we look at the rising intolerance in country and how it can be alleviated as per the eminent historian Ms. Romila Thapar, how our nation is failing to nourish it's children, what is harming our coasts, natural flora and fauna, how we can use technology to make our society more equal and much more.
Nov 30 2015
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WII WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME
At one with nature while learning about wildlife
Have you ever wondered how forensic scientists help bring poachers to trial? Or how it feels to walk in forest land for three hours amidst torrential rain? From theory to practice, the exhilarating experience of wildlife conservation comes alive in a course for enthusiasts. Deepa Mohan recounts her experience.
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Nov 27 2015
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DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR EQUALITY
Changing the world with an app
In today’s world, where everything can be done with a tap of a finger, why not something for the greater common good? That thought has led to the development of Equalize, which as its name suggests, aims to empower individuals to reduce social disparities. Rasika Dhavse-Wadodkar has more.
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Amitabha Basu
  • Retired Scientist
  • National Physical
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