Despite incremental budget, girls are still out of school because they do not feel safe and secure

By Ambarish Rai* India is long committed to spending 6% GDP on education. This was a recommendation of the Kothari Commission, formed part of both the UPA and the BJP election manifestoes and part of Indias EFA commitments internationally. However, Indias spending continues to fall short. Indeed, India continues to spend below the global average … More Despite incremental budget, girls are still out of school because they do not feel safe and secure

Indian village: ‘The real’ India, which needed to be recovered, liberated and transformed

By Moin Qazi* The inertia of a jungle village is a dangerous thing. Before you know it your whole life has slipped by and you are still waiting there. ― Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger Kin The Indian village has been celebrated by every poet who has admitted to having been touched by India … More Indian village: ‘The real’ India, which needed to be recovered, liberated and transformed

Refusal to allow probe into allegations of corruption has brought down the esteem of the judiciary

The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms statement on the Supreme Court order dismissing the CJAR petition and imposing unprecedented costs: The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) strongly disagrees with the order of the Supreme Court dismissing the Writ Petition filed by the Campaign to ensure a fair and impartial investigation into the … More Refusal to allow probe into allegations of corruption has brought down the esteem of the judiciary

Need to allocate far greater amount of resources to cater to the development of India’s minorities

Excerpts from the report “Minority Appeasement: Myth or Reality? A Ground Report on Minority Welfare in 7 States”, prepared by Rehnuma, an intervention anchored by the National Foundation of India (NFI) and the Center for Social Justice (IDEAL-CSJ), started 2013 to address exclusion and discrimination against vulnerable groups in India, particularly religious minorities, using a … More Need to allocate far greater amount of resources to cater to the development of India’s minorities

33 years of Bhopal disaster: Government has made India further unsafe by changing nuclear laws

By Kumar Sundaram Through undermining the liability act and opening up nuclear sector to private players with no experience, Modi government has pushed the country closer to nuclear Bhopals. It has been 33 years since the horrendous man-made tragedy in Bhopal. The victims/survivors continue to struggle for justice and reparation, for basic decontamination and cleaning, … More 33 years of Bhopal disaster: Government has made India further unsafe by changing nuclear laws

Padmavati: Guardians of law are reluctant to act against those who violate law with impunity

By Masood Peshimam* Much has been written and discussed about the controversial movie Padmavati and the controversy does not look to die down. What is bizarre and poignant in the entire scenario is the fact that the protest bordering on violence is backed by communal political leadership. Such unfortunate development is quite unparallel in the … More Padmavati: Guardians of law are reluctant to act against those who violate law with impunity