THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
28 FEBRUARY 2021
Columns on India Together
May 24 2018
NUCLEAR POWER
What nuclear weapons have done to us
Pokhran-II happened on May 1998, Firdaus Ahmed writes if nuclear weapons have made us more secure in these last twenty years.
Feb 14 2014
PARLIAMENT PRIMER
What has your MP done for you?
As elections draw nearer, it is more important than ever to understand the way the Lok Sabha functions and what our Members of Parliament are expected to do. Only then can we assess their performance and who may be the best choice, writes R Balasubramaniam.
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Oct 30 2015
BLOG: RESISTANCE AND RECONSTRUCTION
The seeds of revolution
Deccan Development Society (DDS) is transforming the lives of villagers of Zaheerhabad, Telangana. Ashish Kothari visited the place recently and writes about how DDS is successfully working with Dalit farmers towards ecologically sustainable farming, women empowerment and community-led communications.
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Apr 13 2015
FARMING CRISIS
Why relief packages and loan waivers won’t be enough to stem farm suicides
Even in regions touted as India’s food bowl, Rs 3000 a month is all that a farmer earns for his family! Devinder Sharma analyses data from CACP to highlight the grave crisis in the agrarian economy that calls for immediate and unprecedented government action.
Jul 05 2014
THE RAPE EPIDEMIC
In search of the missing link
Indifference, impatience, aggression and denial have been among the common responses to rape as a multi-layered problem. In the concluding part of her article, Ammu Joseph draws attention to all that fosters a culture of violence against women in our society and why it is unamenable to hasty remedies.
Apr 16 2014
OPINION
Why I will not fall for the ‘Vote for PM’ trick
As India votes in the midst of a rising campaign crescendo that pits one individual against the other, Subramaniam Vincent urges the electorate to prioritise a 'better parliament.'
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Oct 23 2013
DEEP TALK WITH RAMACHANDRA GUHA
When riots are tools, where does secularism stand?
As the spectre of communal violence raises its ugly head yet again in the build-up towards elections, India Together talks to Ramachandra Guha to explore the threats to the secular imagination in India and the hopes for religious pluralism in the democracy.
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May 14 2013
FIGHTING PAID NEWS
Paid news undermines democracy
The government’s counter-affidavit in a recent suit could strip the ECI of its power to disqualify candidates for fraudulent accounts or put an end to the pandemic of paid news. P Sainath reports on civil society attempts to stop the subversion of the EC’s powers.
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Sep 08 2012
WOMEN AND SOCIETY
The way ahead for women
However imperfect, the National Commission for Women should not be disbanded. Instead, it needs to be debated and held accountable to its original mandate, writes writes Kalpana Sharma.
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Aug 30 2011
ANNA / IAC
How valid is the criticism?

A number of barbs have been flung at Anna Hazare and the India Against Corruption campaign, amidst the rising popularity of the effort. Are these justified, wonders Rajesh Kasturirangan.

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