By Vidya Bhushan Rawat* When Parma Bai put the red shawl on my shoulder as the programme was about to begin, I was overwhelmed. The other friends said that this is made by local Vanakar community person who was supposed to be participating in the training programme but could not come due to his own … More Change-makers in Kutch: How Dr Ambedkar touched the heart of the most marginalized
South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) note on the implications for India in the Climate Risk Index Briefing Paper “Global Climate Risk Index 2020: Who Suffers Most from Extreme Weather Events? Weather-Related Loss Events in 2018 and 1999 to 2018”: The Climate Risk Index Briefing Paper “GLOBAL CLIMATE RISK INDEX 2020: Who … More GermanWatch Report: Can India not assess its climate risk and vulnerability?
By Vishesh Gupta Pavement dwellers include people living on the pavement, under the bridge, flyover, bus stop, near the railway station, in parks or under the open sky in any public place in the metros and urban areas where public facilities like public toilet are provided. Some of these people migrate from small villages looking … More Invisible urban poor: The pavement dwellers of India
By Om Shankar Kiradoo, Kavish Vyas ABSTRACT The improper and unscientific use of speed breakers causes distraction and leads to the road accidents and loss of lives. In addition to this driver cannot recognize the unmarked speed breakers and lose their control on vehicle which also leads to accidents, injuries and death. In this essay … More Improper speed humps: Causing casualties, revealing arbitrariness
By Sanjeev Sirohi* I have till now opposed death penalty except for terror cases. This was mainly due to what my best friend Sageer Khan said to me way back in 1993-94 that “defend a rapist or a dacoit or a robber or a murderer but never ever in life defend a terrorist… I say … More Will death sentence for rape be inflicted on those from rich and affluent background?
By Faisal Khan* Peace-building is a continuous process that has been done through multiple activities; one such is ‘Lynching and Nafrat Mukt Bharat Cycle Yatra’. It was started from Rajghat on the 19th of October,2019 and was concluded on the 14th of November, 2019 at Hydari Manzil, Kolkata. This peace-building initiative was started by Khudai … More A peace yatra to gather and extend support to make India lynching and hate free
By Venkatesh Nayak* The Jammu and Kashmir Right to Information Act, 2009 stood repealed by virtue of the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019 (Reorganisation Act) which came into force on 31st October, 2019. Records recently obtained under the RTI Act show, the Central Government’s Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) began, in … More J&K GAD working at cross purposes with DoPT, delaying Central RTI Act pleas