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Dams and Irrigation Projects in India: Whose Development is it?

 
/ February 2, 2018

Big dams in India stand for the state’s hubris and arrogance. The Lower Suktel Irrigation Project in Odisha is one such dam.

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Village Community Paves Way for Forest Conservation

 
/ January 31, 2018

In parts of Maharashtra, tribal communities, aided by NGOs, are coming together to reclaim their community forest rights. Here's one such success story.

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Caste Panchayats and Constitutional Rights

 
/ January 26, 2018

69 years ago, the Constitution of India was adopted, granting us rights and freedoms, and becoming the basis for a life of dignity. But did the law translate to social justice?

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National Girl Child Day: Why Should Girls Embody Family Honour?

 
/ January 24, 2018

The belief that girls and women embody a family's honour is quite universal even today. Here's how the belief is being challenged, in homes, in public spaces and in the online world.

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Sardar Sarovar Project: The Tyranny of Forced Evictions

 
/ January 23, 2018

A farming community, threatened to be submerged by the Sardar Sarovar, is being forcefully evicted to relocate to a rocky piece of land. How will they rebuild their lives and livelihoods?

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Welfare Schemes in India: Housing For All but the Most Vulnerable?

 
/ January 19, 2018

Once classified as criminals, nomadic communities are still untouched by social welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

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Traditional Crafts of Goa: Weaving a Story of Progress

 
/ January 15, 2018

Lavo Mandri is a traditional art of weaving mats from Goa. Once almost extinct, Banglanatak workshops are breathing life into it.

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Pension Schemes Fail Village Elderly

 
/ January 12, 2018

An elderly woman in Jharkhand is forced to pick leaves and weave baskets for a measly income, despite being entitled to a monthly payment under the Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension Scheme.