Salt pan workers of Tuticorin suffer silently with dwindling incomes, lack of adequate support

By Mahera Dutta*   Light from the scorching sun gleamed on crystalline salt heaps stretching across saltpans in Rajapandi Nagar. The edges and walls of the many wheat colored makeshift straw huts were bleached white with salt. The onshore breeze was the only respite from the heat. A distant chatter of the salt pans workers … More Salt pan workers of Tuticorin suffer silently with dwindling incomes, lack of adequate support

A British Court of Appeal ruling that disregards the accounts of many minority women

British civil rights organizations, Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and One Law for All, comment on the United Kingdom’s Court of Appeal ruling that women who are unable to register their marriage in accordance with the law are not entitled to financial remedies on the break-up of their marriage: On the 13th and 14th November 2019, Southall Black … More A British Court of Appeal ruling that disregards the accounts of many minority women

A silent crusader in rural India: Prema Gopalan’s self-education through empowerment

By Moin Qazi* Over 26 years ago, on September 30, 1993, Latur district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra was jolted by an earthquake that left a trail of mass destruction. It was India’s most devastating earthquake of the 20th century that left nearly 10,000 dead. It ravaged and obliterated vast swathes of villages and … More A silent crusader in rural India: Prema Gopalan’s self-education through empowerment

About 85% of diabetes patients can be cured: It should take 21 days to change life style

Oasis Movement, a Vadodara-based NGO, has claimed that it is scientifically proven that diabetes can be cured. It has taken up an awareness campaign towards this end. An Oasis note: “When I was active in my physiotherapy practice, I came across a patient whose half of the body was paralyzed. While taking the case history … More About 85% of diabetes patients can be cured: It should take 21 days to change life style

How women along transboundary Mahakali river found their ways to get around resistance

By Minket Lepcha* “Cackling hens.” Till very recently, the women of far western Nepal were so used to this derisive comment whenever they opened their mouths that they never did. But there is a change in the mountain air. Women living along the transboundary Mahakali River that marks the western border of Nepal with India … More How women along transboundary Mahakali river found their ways to get around resistance

Police, judiciary, prisons and legal aid: Areas of improvement and concern in Gujarat

Sponsored by India’s oldest philanthropic organization, founded in 1892 by Jamsetji Tata, the 146-page study, “India Justice Report”, carried out by well-known civil society experts from the Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS-Prayas and the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, has sought to rank 18 major states on police, … More Police, judiciary, prisons and legal aid: Areas of improvement and concern in Gujarat

Union Budget: Water sector and climate change have not received the priority they deserve

In an incisive analysis of the Union Budget 2020, the South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP) has called the water-environment sectors a disappointment: The Water & Environment sector, including the Agriculture, Environment & Forests, Urban Development, Ganga and & Other Rivers, Water Resources Ministry, Rural Employment Program and Rural Drinking Water Mission, seems … More Union Budget: Water sector and climate change have not received the priority they deserve