Indus Valley Treaty will survive because is serves the interests of both India and Pakistan

By Athar Parvaiz* The 1960 World Bank-mediated Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan is considered one of the great success stories of water diplomacy, especially as it has survived the India-Pakistan wars of 1965, 1971, 1999 and much bad blood during and after the wars. Tension between the two countries is again at a … More Indus Valley Treaty will survive because is serves the interests of both India and Pakistan

Cauvery dispute: Are dams the solution to water scarcity and more food grains production?

By Sadhan Mukherjee* The raging dispute over sharing the Cauvery River water between Karnataka and Tamilnadu states is turning out to be a tug of war also between legislature and judiciary since the Karnataka assembly has resolved not to share Cauvery water with Tamilnadu despite the Supreme Court order. Another water dispute is shaping up … More Cauvery dispute: Are dams the solution to water scarcity and more food grains production?

BRICS largely pursues neo-liberal development model, is little concerned with rising inequality

The National Organizing Committee of the People’s Forum on BRICS it to meet a the Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Alto Porvorim, Goa, ahead of the BRICS summit, to be held in in the state on October 15-16, 2016. A statement by several civil rights organizations and institutions ahead of the people’s forum’s meet: The 8th BRICS (Brazil, … More BRICS largely pursues neo-liberal development model, is little concerned with rising inequality

There’s need for strong intervention for addressing developmental planning for SDG implementation

A note by Wada Na Todo Abhiyan on the first anniversary of the signing of Sustainable Development Goals 2030 at the United Nations General Assembly: 25th September 2016 will see the mark of the 1st anniversary of 193 countries signing the “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” with the principle ‘Leave No … More There’s need for strong intervention for addressing developmental planning for SDG implementation

Despite Tamil Nadu’s impressive toilet coverage, manually disposing of human excreta persists

By Seetha Gopalakrishnan “My mother used to head out with a basket full of ash every day. She would visit dry latrines in the area one by one, sprinkle the ash on the night soil, scoop it up and carry the excreta-filled basket on her head to dump the contents into a small tanker. This … More Despite Tamil Nadu’s impressive toilet coverage, manually disposing of human excreta persists