Thu18Dec2014

Minorities at the margins

Minorities at the margins

By Abdul Shaban

While increased social exclusion and religious polarisation are pushing ...

Housing poverty by social groups

Housing poverty by social groups

By Darshini Mahadevia

13.9 million households were living in slums in urban India in 2011...

Multidimensional poverty in Pune

Multidimensional poverty in Pune

A CCDS report

With income as the only indicator, an absurd 5% of Pune's population would...

Undermining RAY

Undermining RAY

By Kathyayini Chamaraj

The Rajiv Awas Yojana recognises the right to land and security o...

Resettlement projects as poverty traps

Resettlement projects as poverty traps

By Karen Coelho

Mass-scale state-constructed slum rehousing schemes serve more to eradic...

Education

A school with a view

A school with a view

Sunandita Mehrotra

Swajan Siksha Samiti, an alternative education school perched on a hill in Ghati village in Uttarakhand, revives local culture and encourages creative learning. It has a zero dropout rate

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Women

Listening now

Listening now

By Anindita Sengupta

There is a severe paucity of counselling services for survivors of sexual violence in India. Organisations like CEHAT and RAHI are trying to plug a gigantic gap in the mental health system in India

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Water resources

Revising the Draft National Water Policy

Revising the Draft National Water Policy

By S Ramesh

The draft National Water Policy 2012 recommended that water other than that required for drinking and sanitation, be treated as an economic good. Subsequent revisions have ensured that the water requirements for food security and agriculture are also considered primary

 

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Human rights

Letter to death penalty lovers on Facebook

Letter to death penalty lovers on Facebook

The death penalty for some of those who raped and killed Jyoti Singh Pandey may bring a sense of satisfaction to some. But let’s not fool ourselves by calling it justice. It’s more like revenge, says Debolina Dutta

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Disabilities

Asexuality and hypersexuality

Asexuality and hypersexuality

By Richa Kaul Padte

The stigma of hypersexuality attached to mentally disabled women and the assumed asexuality of people with physical disabilities both serve to exclude disabled people from the realm of socially accepted sexual behaviours, practices, and rights

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