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Can a post box save the Indian whistle blower?

A recent court ruling allows RTI applicants to seek information without divulging their address, by simply citing a post box number. While this may partially stem the spate of attacks on activists, a lot more is needed to effectively shield whistle blowers, finds Navya P K.

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RTI IN ACTION
Rules to restrict rights
Governments have been changing the rules of the RTI Act, trying all sorts of things to dilute its provisions. Most of these are done without consulting the public. Navya P K reports.
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ORNAMENTAL FISH
Fishy, with lots of money
Assam is blessed with more than 150 indigenous ornamental fish species, and these are found in abundance in its natural waters. Now, the government is trying to organise the market for these, and promote new businesses. Ratna Bharali Talukdar reports.
Fisheries Economy Society Films and Books ASSAM

ENDLESS STRIFE
Awakening the somnolent state
The common thread between our external and internal security predicaments is our approach to time. Most security issues are long-standing and seemingly interminable. If we understood why this is so, we can change it, writes Firdaus Ahmed.
Firdaus Ahmed OP-ED Economic Issues Government opinions Health Laws and Governance Urban Poor Creative Media opinions Land ORGs Exposes RTI opinions Society Films and Books Business Women opinions Women's Representation HARYANA HIMACHAL Politics Health Interviews People Agriculture opinions Literacy Tourism Profiles Environment opinions Subcontinental Musings

HISTORY OF SCIENCE
Darwin in India
The 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of his most famous book is an occasion to ask: "how should Indian intellectuals engage with thinkers from outside our shores?", writes Rajesh Kasturirangan.
Rajesh Kasturirangan OP-ED Exposes Society Films and Books Women's Representation Environmental films and books An Indian Way of Thinking
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