Laadli Media Award for gender sensitivity to Preeti Das’ stories on rape and missing toilets in Gujarat

Preeti Das, senior journalist with the “Daily News and Analysis” (DNA), Ahmedabad, has been awarded the prestigious Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity 2015-16 in the Investigative Series Category for her stories on rape and missing toilets and gangrape victim. The award was conferred to her on February 23, 2017 at Gujarat Sahitya Parishad, Ahmedabad. Das … More Laadli Media Award for gender sensitivity to Preeti Das’ stories on rape and missing toilets in Gujarat

Sindh Awami Caravan to oppose dams and diversions on Indus River as assault on ecology

By Muhammad Ali Shah, Dr Aly Ercelan and Roshan Bhatti* On the occasion of the Pakistan Fishfolk Forum’s proposed 14-day campaign for the restoration for River Indus and Indus Delta  starting on March 1, 2017 Across the world the greed of capitalism has created water crises. Asia in general and South Asia in particular is … More Sindh Awami Caravan to oppose dams and diversions on Indus River as assault on ecology

Provide in situ two bed room housing with all basic amenities for Hyderabad slum dwellers

The Hyderabad City Slum People’s Federation (HCSPF) have decided to pursue their demand for adequate housing and basic amenities through in situ development. Over 300 leaders representing the 1,086 slum communities in Hyderabad have demanded adequate budgetary funds for 2017-18 so that the 2 BHK housing scheme of the Telangana Government is fully realized. It also wants … More Provide in situ two bed room housing with all basic amenities for Hyderabad slum dwellers

Why are we so afraid for our women? Questioning public outrage against Sanjay Leela Bhansali

By Asma* Some time back, a furious mob attacked noted film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the sets of his new film Padmavati. The protesters were seen damaging cameras and other equipment, while raising slogans and spewing abuses. They claimed that the award winning director had tarnished the image of the state by allegedly portraying the Queen … More Why are we so afraid for our women? Questioning public outrage against Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Land acquisition for Andhra lift irrigation project without social impact assessment, public hearing

On February 18th, a Fact-finding Committee of National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) and other people’s organizations visited the project-affected villages of Chintalapudi Lift Irrigation Project, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. The committee visited villages in 3 Mandals – Jeelugumilli, T.Narsapuram and Chintalapudi of West Godavari district – where people were losing lands and livelihood … More Land acquisition for Andhra lift irrigation project without social impact assessment, public hearing