Sun24May2015

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...

World View

Global conversations on democracy: The search for democratisation

Dominant institutionalisation of power in the state apparatus is today largely negotiated by three Ms -- Market, Military and Media -- controlled by the politico-bureaucratic-economic elites of a country, writes John Samuel The ideals and idea of democracy are being subverted by a new nexus of corporate interests: an entrenched nexus of interests and power configurations between the political, economic, bureaucratic and media elites that has captured the electoral process and apparatus of the state in the name of democracy 

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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

The spirit of satyagraha

The spirit of satyagraha

Biju Negi

Valliamma Munuswami Mudaliar, forgotten heroine of the satyagraha movement against racism and injustice in South Africa, died 100 years ago. She was only 16

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Water resources

Buying silence, manufacturing consent

By Manshi Asher

The Himachal government has notified that the 1% free power to be made available for ‘local area development’ by hydropower producers would be distributed as annual cash transfers to ‘project-affected’ families. Is it trying to buy people’s silence in the face of increasing community ...

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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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