Demonetization will bring about chaos, anarchy and long term economic recession

By Jayesh Shah* Because of demonetization in the country, people are very much inconvenienced, and on the other hand discussions are rife that black money continues to be deposited. People experience difficulties as to what the truth is in this matter. Taking that into account a discussion and deliberation session was organized by the ‘Seva … More Demonetization will bring about chaos, anarchy and long term economic recession

Declare chemical emergency, cancel environment clearance of defaulting polluting industries

Text of the letter by senior activists of the Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti (PSS) Rohit Prajapati and Krishnakant to the secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India: The Effluent Channel Project (ECP) of Vadodara passes through 24 villages and prime agricultural land which is known as the ‘Vegetable Basket of Gujarat’.  The 55.6 … More Declare chemical emergency, cancel environment clearance of defaulting polluting industries

Jayalalitha wasn’t sensitive about atrocities against Dalits, but had her own ways to control casteism

Well-known social activist Medha Patkar and the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA), and her colleagues Madhuresh Kumar, Gabriele Dietrich, Geetha Ramakrishnan, Arul, Rajendra Ravi, and Suniti SR, have described Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalitha, who died December 5, that she is a “symbol of Populist and welfarist politics, has left Behind a vacuum In Tamil Nadu … More Jayalalitha wasn’t sensitive about atrocities against Dalits, but had her own ways to control casteism

Who will benefit from demonetization, how much the country and its people will be damaged

By Renuka Viswanathan* Many Indians think that withdrawal of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes from circulation is good policy, poorly implemented. Honest and corrupt persons alike feel that criticism of the policy might make them suspect in the eyes of others. So they go along with this view, without asking how it is going … More Who will benefit from demonetization, how much the country and its people will be damaged

Pellet guns use in J&K: Ordnance Factory reasserts, disclosure of sale data not in public interest

By Venkatesh Nayak* Readers will remember my despatch from September this year, describing my efforts to find out details about the sale and the efficacy of anti-riot weapons- particularly pellet guns which have caused severe injuries to hundreds of youth in various parts of Jammu and Kashmir. I had sought information under the Right to Information Act, … More Pellet guns use in J&K: Ordnance Factory reasserts, disclosure of sale data not in public interest