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Mar 15 2016
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - March 15th 2016
Trade rules and what they eclipse | The Supreme Court just made it easier for you to save lives; here’s how!
In this edition, we celebrate the International Women's Day by bringing out inspiring stories of Soni Sori and the girl footballers from Chennai. We also look into why India's solar mission is in dispute with WTO, the Good Samaritan guidelines that are made compulsory now, and more.
Mar 01 2016
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - March 1st 2016
No matter who’s ruling, they just won’t brook dissent! | Is the Hubli-Ankola Railway line approved?
In this edition, we find out how free speech and dissent has never been welcomed in our country by any of the ruling parties, why the approval of the Hubli-Ankola railway line is not yet final, the gaps in the social security law for unorganised sector being proposed by the finance minister, the brutal and brave stories of some rape survivors, and more.
Feb 15 2016
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - Feb 15th 2016
Ration to cash, a harsh transition | The Dalit in Indian cinema
In this edition, we look into the reformation of our Public Distribution System, how Dalits are portrayed in Hindi cinema, emergence of grassroots movements in different parts of India for sustainable and equitable way of living, interesting stories from the state of Manipur, and more.
Feb 01 2016
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - Feb 1st 2016
Yes, it is a caste issue! | Modi worsens India’s doctrinal muddle
In this edition, we have a touching write-up on caste discrimination and how it very much exists in our society, the success story of the displaced forest dwellers of Ranthambhore, the protests by tribals against the mining companies in Odissa, how school going girls in West Bengal are saying no to child marriage, and more.
Jan 15 2016
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - Jan 15th 2016
With road rationing, Delhi fights air pollution | Why must only the poor suffer?
In this edition, we look into the odd-even traffic experiment going on in Delhi to combat its air pollution, how poor people lost eye sight in botched up cataract surgeries performed in Barwani, Madhya Pradesh, the skill deficit in the emerging work force of our country, an interview with the well-known Tamil feminist writer C S Lakshmi, and more.
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 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 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 15 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - NOV 15th 2015
Where suicide is a crime, but not murder | No, I will not give back my awards!
In this edition we remember the hunger strike launched by Irom Sharmila fifteen years ago and which is still going strong. We also have a national award winner explaining why she will not give back her awards like the other awardees, and much more.
Nov 01 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - NOV 1st 2015
Addressing Make in Africa, at the India-Africa Summit | On the waterfront in Mumbai | The military musical chairs
In this edition we look at the recently concluded India-Africa Forum Summit, how the original habitants and workers of Mumbai Port are being ignored in the port redevelopment plans, how the RTE Act faring in the State of Tamil Nadu, the rights of the Indian domestic workers, the business of illegal sand mining, how a village is showing the way to sustainable living and much more.
Oct 15 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - OCT 15th 2015
How long before we can address mental health issues humanely | A celluloid tribute to Gandhi
In this edition we celebrate the World Mental Health Day by bringing you stories of some mental illness surviors, we remember the Father of the Nation with a review of film Gour Hari Dastaan inspired by his ideals. We also take a look into why developing Amravati, the capital Andhra Pradhesh, in the land earmarked for it could be a disaster, the pollution caused by chemical factories in Vapi , the corruption that is derailing our Tribal Sub Plan and more.
Sep 30 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - OCT 1st 2015
How prepared are we to tackle a human crisis? | Losing our rivers to grand plans | Malnutrition - A national disgrace
The ongoing Syrian and Mediterranean refugee crisis makes us look into our nation's as well as South Asian region's refugee policies in this edition. We also take a look at the widespread malnutrition amongst Indian children, why the proposed National Waterways Bill in its curent form is not a good idea, how Ladakh's cultural heritage and natural resources are deteriorating, the six-decades long suffering of Manipuri women under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts, a panel discussion on Nehru’s India: Essays on the Maker of a Nation a book by Nayantara Sahgal, a review of a newly released movie on the challenges faced by the Parsi community, and much more.
Sep 15 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - SEP 15th 2015
Easing building regulations | What is really driving India’s Pakistan strategy? | One year of the Modi government
In this edition we look at the implications of the recent amendent to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), the performance of the present government which completed one year in the office, the poor menstrual hygiene effecting our older school-going girls, the sad state of sanitary conditions in the slums of Assam, how Muslim women are stepping out to set up businesses in Kashmir while in Uttar Pradesh they suffer as their husbands are being branded a terrorist, the review of Harsh Mander's latest book, and much more.
Aug 31 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - SEP 1ST 2015
Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai | “Settling” forest rights in “campaign mode” | For Pakistani Hindus in India, hopes start to sour
In this edition we look at a powerful documentary on the Muzaffarnagar communal riots that shook the nation in September 2013, the plight of Pakistani Hindus refugees in Delhi, the intent behind settling the forest rights claims of tribals, the crime, atrocities and discrimination against Dalits which is on rise, the sad state of our nation's health care system, the message of Pope Francis’s latest Encyclical, and much more.
Aug 15 2015
INDIA TOGETHER NEWSLETTER - AUG 15th 2015
Are we celebrating too much too soon? | The DNA Bill is a recipe for disaster | When schools and parents clash
As India celebrates her 69th year of Independence, we take a look at the ramifications of the Supreme Court's ruling on allowing an unwed mother to be the sole guardian of the child without the consent of the child's father, a dissent note on the final draft of the Human DNA Profiling Bill which the government wanted to pass in the latest parliament session, why the modern parents and the school authorities lack mutual trust and respect, the conundrum of energy deficit and energy surplus in different parts of India, how the old fishing villages in Mumbai are in danger of disappearing, and more.
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