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.
15 October 2015 -
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
How long before we can address mental health issues humanely
On World Mental Health Day, Pushpa Achanta shares the struggle of some mental illness survivors she met recently and hopes that our nation's Mental Health Program is implemented by the government earnestly.
GOUR HARI DASTAAN
A celluloid tribute to Gandhi
At a time when we're drifting away from Gandhiji and the values he stood and fought for, a film like Gour Hari Dastaan comes as a reminder of what we've lost and forces us to reflect on why. Shoma Chatterji reviews this film about a Gandhian and his fight to prove that he was indeed a freedom fighter.
ANDHRA'S NEW CAPITAL
Is Amravati really a 'capital' choice?
The Draft Capital Master Plan of Andhra Pradesh proposing development of the new capital for the state of Andhra is of a deep concern. Debadityo Sinha analyses the plan to show what it lacks and why the plan doesn't augur well for the state.
RIVER AND POLLUTION
RIVER POLLUTION AND LIVELIHOODS
In Vapi, can decades of damage be finally turned around?
Rapid industrial growth brought wealth but also unchecked pollution to the town of Vapi. It impacted the local fishing communities by destroying their livelihoods. Manisha Goswami and Bharat Patel report on the decades of damage caused by the chemical industries in the area.
TRIBAL SUB PLAN
Diversion of funds mars tribal welfare plans
In spite of the development and welfare plans and programs implemented since Independence, the tribals of our nation remain the most marginalised group. There are many valid reasons for this as Abhijit Mohanty finds out when he looks into the existing Tribal Sub Plan funds and what's happening with it.
15 Oct 2015