Odisha resettlement efforts accelerated following journalist Ranjan Sahu’s report on coastal erosion

By Aarushi Tanwar* In recent years, the coastal Indian state of Odisha has been severely impacted by climate change. Sea level rise along the Bay of Bengal, frequent cyclones and coastal erosion have destroyed homes and property. According to an assessment conducted by the National Centre for Coastal Research in India, Odisha alone has lost 28% of … Continue reading Odisha resettlement efforts accelerated following journalist Ranjan Sahu’s report on coastal erosion

Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation celebrates Constitution Day with poor children

On Constitution Day, the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation taught the text of the constitution to more than five crore children and told their duties and rights. A note: In a first, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation (KSCF) in association with civil society members, local administration celebrated Constitution Day with more than four crore children across 20 … Continue reading Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation celebrates Constitution Day with poor children

Dalits celebrate Samvidhan Shakti Yug across India on November 26

Pradip More* Almost 13,000 villages participated in a programme held across India to honour the Constitution of India. This is the first time in the history of India that people came forward in such a big number to strengthen constitutional values by celebrating Constitution Day as Constitution Power Era (Samvidhan Shakti Yug) by lighting the lamps. … Continue reading Dalits celebrate Samvidhan Shakti Yug across India on November 26

Addressing human trafficking in the wake of a disaster

By Simi Mehta* Human Trafficking is a deeply engraved issue in the world. This issue isn’t exclusive to any state or region, but South Asia and some parts of the developing world are more deeply impacted by it than anywhere else. It has been stagnant for quite a while without any progress upon the same. … Continue reading Addressing human trafficking in the wake of a disaster

Climate change a systemic failure: States, governments, corporates collaborate to exploit environment

By Bhabani Shankar Nayak* The progressive Odia daily newspaper 'Dharitri’ organised ‘Odisha Youth Conclave on Climate Change’ while celebrating its 48th birthday on November 24, 2021. In a profit driven mass media industry with its rent seeking family ownerships, it is rare these days for newspapers to think about people and planet. The 'Dharitri’ and … Continue reading Climate change a systemic failure: States, governments, corporates collaborate to exploit environment

Healthcare expenditure through the lens of Health Satellite Accounts

By Dr Poonam Munjal, Dr Palash Baruah* The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The role of health as an engine of economic growth is not entirely unsubstantiated. Investments in health care lead to better, healthier … Continue reading Healthcare expenditure through the lens of Health Satellite Accounts

Bloated bureaucracy in India, China failed to convince political leaders about calamitous abuse of natural resources

By Shankar Sharma* This line of thinking, as suggested in the following links, can be said to be very unfortunate and disastrous for the humanity: China urges developed countries to take the lead in cutting out coal; There’s an $80-billion hole in India’s climate pledge; After Glasgow, world needs urgent action to stave off catastrophe; … Continue reading Bloated bureaucracy in India, China failed to convince political leaders about calamitous abuse of natural resources