THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
26 July 2017
People
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.

Radio Media

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.
Disability Women
SURROGACY BILL
Banning commercial surrogacy A brief overview of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 by PRS legislative.
Laws Women
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.
Government Society
HILL AGITATION
Manipur: Rattled and torn It has been more than nine months since a political crisis has snowballed into a battle between the tribals and the non-tribals of Manipur creating sharp divisions. Ramesh Menon surveys the fragile situation.
Laws MANIPUR Society
NORTHEASTERN CINEMA
Telling tales from the Northeast Shoma Chatterji writes about the challenges faced and efforts being made in the Northeastern states of India to encourage and support film making.
Films Media Society
WASTE DUMP
Residents of a municipal dumping site fight back The women of Meghpar village of Kutch District are fighting the big port town Gandhidham municipality which is dumping its waste in their village. Vimal Kalavadiya and Shvetangini Patel report from Kutch.
Waste GUJARAT Women
ANIMAL CRUELTY & FILMS
Of animals and lesser animals: Shaktimaan and his brothers The shocking physical abuse inflicted on police horse Shaktimaan has rightly created a furore in society. But cruelty towards animals does not just manifest itself in stray, isolated incidents. Shoma Chatterji draws attention to the treatment of animals in film making and stresses the need for strict monitoring.
Society
FREE SPEECH
No matter who’s ruling, they just won’t brook dissent! 2009 – mid 2014: UPA. Mid 2014 – present: NDA. This map will show you that irrespective of who’s at the helm, national policies and issues considered sacrosanct are not open to debate in our country.
Government Society
NORTH EAST TRAVEL
Tales from Manipur For decades now the beautiful state of Manipur has been suffering from the violent insurgency and the excesses of the Indian army. Pushpa Achanta visits the state and narrates her experiences which shows how much is not known about the state or its people.
MANIPUR
CASTE MATTERS
Yes, it is a caste issue! Rohith Vemula's death was the end of his dreams of becoming another Carl Sagan. But so many other dreams have perished because of caste-based persecution that has been a blight on higher education and professional practice in this country. Shahina Nafeesa's touching personal essay, translated by Renu Ramanath, brings out deeply disturbing realities.
Caste Society
DASTKAR RANTHAMBHORE
Rebuilding their lives with craft The Board of Directors of this company haven't been to college or school. They don’t have fancy cars, and haven't travelled more than 50 kilometers from their homes. What makes them even more unique is that they're all women who when displaced from their homes in the Ranthambhore forest, Rajasthan, overcame many challenges, learned new crafts, rebuilt their lives and made their own destiny, writes Supriya Unni Nair.
Women
INTERVIEW
Romila Thapar on the importance of speaking out A one-on-one with India’s most well-known historian, Romila Thapar, who shares her thoughts on intellectuals protesting the growing communal discord, the ever-shrinking “liberal space” and the need for a dialogue that defines pluralism in the Indian context with Rashme Sehgal.
Society
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