THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
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Feb 14 2014
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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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May 09 2015
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BLOG: RESISTANCE & RECONSTRUCTION
MHA: A Ministry for Hounding Activists?
The recent government crackdown on Greenpeace in particular, and the activism sector in general, reeks of arbitrariness and illegitimacy, says Ashish Kothari in a scathing critique. The question is will the people give in to the state’s tactics?
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Apr 27 2015
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MODI'S CHINA VISIT
China policy: Will economics trump the military stance?
The Indian army’s evolving China strategy, leading to its preparedness for an offensive on that front, seems to have undergone a bit of dilution, as evident in North Block posturing. Is it merely a run-up to Modi’s China visit or is there more to it? Firdaus Ahmed explores.
Apr 13 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Feb 14 2011
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SEA LEVEL RISE
Rising risks along the coast
A large number of existing and proposed investments along the Tamilnadu coast are at risk from likely changes to sea level in the coming decades. Plans for the future must bear this risk in mind, writes Sujatha Byravan.
Sep 12 2010
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TOURISM AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Sickness at altitude
The flash flood has brought devastation, and also a warning to Ladakhis not to build indiscriminately, ignoring earlier generations' knowledge about where water was known to flow, writes Dilip D'Souza.
Apr 13 2010
DEALING WITH NAXALISM
Development now!
Politicians would like us to believe that tackling the Maoists now is urgent, while development is only possible in the long run. Not true, writes Ashwin Mahesh.
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