THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
20 November 2017
States : TAMILNADU
BOXING GIRLS
Chennai girls learn to land a solid punch

These days, select impoverished neighbourhoods in Chennai have become the nursery of future champion boxers. Girls in these neighbourhoods are receiving training in boxing, something that has given them the confidence to stand up for themselves and dream big, reveals Hema Vijay.

Society Women

FOREST POLICIES & BIODIVERSITY
Saving the Malabar Hornbill in the hills of Tamil Nadu Farming practices encouraged by existing forest policies have drastically reduced the sources of food for the Malabar Grey Hornbill, once abundant in the Palni Hills of Tamil Nadu. Madhu Ramnath explains what endangers the species and how they can be saved.
Forests Wild Life Environment People
CONFLICT BETWEEN STATES
Mullaperiyar: Is the light in the tunnel itself? With the SC striking down the Kerala Irrigation and Water Conservation Act, concerns over the Mullaperiyar Dam could create tension anew between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Could a new study contain a potential solution to the issue? P N Venugopal explores.
Water Laws States Kerala
VOTER SPEAK
Chennai voters wary of disappearing acts They make an appearance before every election with a basket of promises and some patchwork to impress the electorate, only to disappear after the results. As Chennai prepares to vote on 24 April, residents tell Lavanya Donthamshetty how tired they are of such politicians, wishing for a leader with vision and the commitment to turn it into reality.
Elections Government
KNOW YOUR MP
Tracking Chennai’s faces in Parliament Continuing the focus on how Members of Parliament from key urban constituencies have fared in the 15th Lok Sabha, Lavanya Donthamshetty shines the spotlight on the leaders from Chennai.
Elections Government
PROTESTS IN TAMILNADU
A deeper look at the Tamil student stir Recent student protests in Tamilnadu may have had the Sri Lankan issue and the Indian governmental stance on it as the immediate trigger, but in reality, the dynamics go much deeper and need to be viewed in a broader context. Gnana Bharathy analyses.
Society Human Rights
FARMING SUCCESS
Living off jackfruit While jackfruit farmers across India lament the lack of fair compensation, one farmer in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu earns an income of two lakh rupees a year from his unique and succulent “Maharajapuram” variety. Shree Padre brings us his story.
Agriculture
NUCLEAR POWER
Kudamkulam: Ready to produce power? Will the Kudankulam nuclear power plant finally become operational this month as assured by the Prime Minister? Krithika Ramalingam takes an in-depth look at the long history of delays and conflicts that has plagued the project since its inception.
Energy Environmental Hazards Environment
CAUVERY RIVER DISPUTE
Cauvery: Preferring politics to solutions Findings of a unique apolitical initiative that brings farmers from the Cauvery basin together indicate that a fair distress-sharing formula may not be as elusive as it seems. Shamala Kittane reports.
Agriculture Water Government KARNATAKA
GOVERNMENT
Tamilnadu's striking progress in welfare The better education and health outcome indicators in the southern states compared to the north, has been acknowledged for a long time. And yet to see it with one’s own eyes really drives home the poin,t say Reetika Khera.
Education Government Health
NUCLEAR POWER
The people's energy When nuclear companies are unwilling to stake their financial health on the safety of a reactor, how can the Government ask local residents to risk their lives, ask M V Ramana and Suvrat Raju.
Energy Environmental Hazards Environment
SAMACHEER KALVI
Uniform, but unworkable The desire for quality education for all children is noble and surely one shared by all. But Tamilnadu's Samacheer Kalvi makes that more difficult, writes Parth Shah.
Curricula Education
INTERVIEW: DAVID SHULMAN
Salvager of India’s dying temple heritage "In the Varadaraja Swamy Temple in Kanchipuram, I saw with my own eyes, just a year ago, how the late 17th-century murals were literally disintegrating. As you watch, they are going. It has happened in temple after temple". David Shulman talks to Lalitha Sridhar .
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