THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
26 September 2017
States : DELHI
DISABILITY IN DELHI
In the national capital, no policy for Persons with Disabilities

The Comptroller and Auditor General performance audit of the social welfare schemes for Persons with Disabilities run by the Department of Social Welfare, Government of Delhi, covering the years from 2009 to 2014, which got tabled recently brought forth some shocking facts, writes Himanshu Upadhyaya.

Disability Health

STREET VENDORS
A futile struggle for the right to trade Legislation for street vendors mandates registration of all vendors and allocation of spaces for them by the state in designated zones. Navya P K’s interaction with street vendors in Delhi reveals a reality that is in stark contrast to what the law holds.
Livelihood Trade Laws
MIGRANT LABOUR
Daily wage-earners in Delhi find little cause to cheer for AAP The AAP manifesto may have talked at length about “a flexible and fair labour policy” and regularisation of contract workers, but for a vast section of daily wage-earners, such promises hold no meaning. Devanik Saha talks to one to find out why.
Labour Issues Livelihood Economy
ELECTION TRIVIA
Delhi’s big battle in figures As Delhi readies for the fiercely contested Assembly elections, here are a few details beyond the din of the campaigns that we bet you didn’t know! S Venkatraman captures them in an easy-to-grasp visual.
Elections Government
URBAN MP PROFILES
Leading from the capital As Delhi prepares to choose its leaders for the 16th Lok Sabha, Navya P K presents a look at the leaders who represented the key urban constituencies in the last session of parliament.
Elections Government
DOMESTIC TRAFFICKING
Sons and daughters waiting to be rescued As media reports on abuse of domestic help become increasingly frequent, Shoma A Chatterji draws attention to a documentary that reveals the shocking realities of children and young people trafficked for employment as servants in upper and middle class homes, primarily in Delhi.
Child Labour Films Human Rights
URBAN TRANSPORT
Delhi's cry: No more dead men walking Not least among the problems in the national capital is the lack of road safety for pedestrians and those using non-motorised transport. Shambhu Ghatak presents data exposing the stark reality of commute in Delhi and outlines recommendations made to improve the situation.
Transport Cities Economy
AAP IN DELHI
Why Arvind Kejriwal does not need magic The question foremost on the minds of both believers and sceptics now is whether AAP will be able to keep its lofty promises to the people. Subramaniam Vincent feels that this may not require rocket science, after all.
Elections Subramaniam Vincent OP-ED All Things Public
DELHI 2013
Does the loser take it all? In a rare occurrence in the Indian electoral scene, a losing party is not only hogging a larger share of the limelight but also apparently bringing about real changes in the way that politics has been practised in the country. Anoo Bhuyan analyses the real impact of the Delhi elections.
Elections Government Opinions
THE AAP PHENOMENON
A tipping point for Indian democracy The translation of support for the Aam Aadmi Party into votes in the Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 augurs well for the Indian democracy, long struggling to break free from a corruption-ridden, archaic political establishment, writes R. Balasubramaniam
Elections Opinions
THOUGHTS AFTER DELHI
When idealism isn't impractical anymore Debates on a paradigm shift in Indian politics have primarily seen arguments around the feasibility of change, even as they took its desirability as given. Shankar Jaganathan celebrates the developments which promise a triumph for idealism and show its potential of being translated into reality.
Elections Opinions
ANALYSIS: DELHI ELECTIONS VERDICT
What makes the Aam Aadmi Party tick? Veteran journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta talks to India Together on the phone from Delhi to share his views on what the nation is talking about - the spectacular debut performance of the Aam Aadmi Party in the recent state elections.
Elections Opinions
UNSAFE CITIES
Delhi, through women's eyes The Indian capital with its chauvinistic society and sordid history of crimes against women is the last place that one would imagine women to be attracted to. Zumbish talks to women who live and work in Delhi to know their thoughts on the city.
Cities Gender Violence Women
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