Excerpt from “Midcourse Manoeuvres: Community strategies and remedies for natural resource conflicts in India” by Kanchi Kohli, Meenakshi Kapoor, Manju Menon and Vidya Viswanathan, CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program, New Delhi (2018): Land use change is a wicked problem for an aspirational economy like India. In the last three decades, the government has expanded the network … More In many places in India, conflicts associated with land use change have become the new norm
Report of inquiry into the death of Savitri Devi in Giridih, Jharkhand, by the Right to Food Campaign (Jharkhand): Sixty-year-old Savitri Devi of Margadhi village in Chainpur Gram Panchayat of Dumri block of Giridih district died on 2 June 2018. As per media reports, she died of starvation. Members of Right to Food Campaign Jharkhand … More No food was cooked in Savitri Devi’s house for three days preceding her starvation death
A note on the two-day civil society-sponsored people’s convention on infrastructure finance, organized on the eve of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) board meeting, to take place in Mumbai on June 25-26, 2018: Peoples Convention on Infrastructure Financing – A response to AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) Annual Meeting is the coming together … More A south-led multilateral development bank, AIIB should have its ears and eyes close to the ground
A note on Aman ki Pahel and National Alliance of People’s Movements activists’ visit to the family of Junaid, who was lynched in train near Faridabad, Haryana, a year ago: On 18th June, the first death anniversary of Hafiz Junaid, the members of “Aman ki Pahel” and National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) met the family … More The soil of the grave of Junaid, lynched a year ago in a moving train near Faridabad, is still wet!
By Firoz Bakht Ahmed* While I was at the international yoga summit of the Prajapita Brahamma Kumari Vishwvidlaya on June 21, on the occasion of the International Yoga Day, at the plush, nostalgic and holy Red Fort grounds to attend a gathering of more than 40,000 lovers of yoga from all faiths and cross sections … More It is possible to employ the skills of yoga to worship Allah better and to be a better Muslim
By Himanshu Thakkar* The urban water footprint in India is increasing in multiple ways. Rapid urbanisation predicted by experts is just unfolding. Per capita demands are going up. City water managers are looking at big storages for dependable source of water, such big storages are necessarily far off from the cities. Cities are also generating … More Seeking to invite massive investments, India’s water unsmart cities operate in policy vacuum
By Fr Cedric Prakash sj* On World Refugee Day (20 June), the global community commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees who are forced to flee their homes because of war or persecution. It is also a chilling reminder that refugees, the forcibly displaced, have no choice of their own.We also need … More World Refugee Day: An occasion to demonstrate that hapless victims of violence are humans like us