As poverty intensifies in urban India,
what will it take to give the urban poor
equal rights to our cities?
The focus needs to shift from our megacities to small towns and cities that are at the centre of India's growth story90.00 INR
Access to justice
Despite a government in legislative overdrive, the gulf between law and justice is widening for the poor and marginalized90.00 INR
Discrimination marks her life
Are patriarchy and gender bias getting further entrenched?90.00 INR
What are the keys to building a positive peace? Is social, economic and political justice enough? What is the role of the state, and what that of communities and individuals? Can peace be taught and cultivated?90.00 INR
Freedom of expression
Freedom of expression is incregenagsingly under assault — on grounds of sedition, obscenity, immorality or offending public sentiment. Should this freedom be constrained? If so, when and how?90.00 INR
Enclosure of commons
Market forces, infrastructure development and archaic rules of land acquisition are squeezing the poor off the lands, forests,waters and coasts that their survival and identities depend on.90.00 INR
Medical technology: Ethics
New medical technologies are selling us dreams of genetic engineering, stem cell treatments to eradicate all disease, perfect bodies, perfect babies and super vaccines. But who is asking whether these technologies are relevant to our needs? What must we consider when making decisions related to these medical technologies, as individuals and as a society?90.00 INR
With roughly 45,000 certified organic farms operating in India, there is finally a rejection of resource-extractive industrial agriculture and a return to traditional, sustainable and ecologically safe farming.90.00 INR
On the waterfront
India’s impoverished and marginalised coastal communities confront the challenges of liberalisation, mechanisation, commercial development and climate change.90.00 INR
Role of civil society
Exploring the role and impact of civil society in India.90.00 INR
The need for intercultural dialogue and cultural initiatives to build it.90.00 INR
On the fast lane to growth, millions of india's workers are dying or falling prey to occupational diseases every year.90.00 INR
Are accuracy and objectivity enough in covering conflict situations?
Or should the media frame contemporary debates in a way that also builds dialogue and peace?90.00 INR
The roots of social exclusion and battles against it.90.00 INR
Migration & displacement
A study of moving populations in the Indian sub-continentâthe displaced, dispossessed, exiled and evicted.90.00 INR
Battles over land
All over India, the battle lines are drawn between land as commodity and land for livelihoods. How much agricultural land is actually transitioning to non-agricultural use? What are the laws governing acquisition? What is the social impact of a development-at-all-costs policy? Can those who owned and lived off the land have a stake in its development?90.00 INR
HIV/AIDS: Big questions
• Who determines the numbers, and how?
• What has changed for people living with HIV?
• Why are less than 50% of those who need ART getting it?
• Is transmission only about sex and drugs?
• How can interventions with high-risk groups work if they are criminalised?
• Is vaccine research in a blind alley?90.00 INR
Women & work
A recent report of the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector reveals that 395 million Indians work in the unorganised sector. 79% of these workers live on an income of less than Rs 20 a day. Many of the workers in this vulnerable and impoverished sector are women, who face the additional inequalities of gender. This issue of Agenda uncovers, explores and recognises the work and contribution of millions of these Indian women.90.00 INR
Child rights in India
Over a third of India's citizens are children in the 0-18 age-group.Despite the fact that we have this huge child population, and despite the poor indicators for children's health, education, development and very survival, children's issues get peripheral attention in India. This dossier examines the status of India's children, their rights, and the delivery systems available for the realisation of these rights.90.00 INR
Cost of liberalisation
Can trade be a catalyst for poverty reduction? Are the rules of global trade free and fair? What does trade have to do with the crises in Indian agriculture and livelihoods?90.00 INR
Hunger & food security
A quarter of India's population lives below what has been termed a 'starvation line'.
Why are chronic hunger and under-nutrition still so widespread?
Why have foodgrain and calorie consumption actually fallen in the last 15 years of structural adjustment?90.00 INR
The big challenge of the new millennium. How is climate change linked to energy use? How can India's galloping economic growth and insatiable appetite for energy be balanced with environmental security?90.00 INR
Sexual rights in India
Between the media hype and the moral policing where is sex and sexuality located? Activists engaged with sexuality issues in India debate the question.90.00 INR
The politics of water
Who controls water resources? How much is water worth today? Who suffers as a result of water scarcity, and who gains? Is water a social good or an economic good?90.00 INR
Access to healthcare
The cost of healthcare is spiralling Government spending on healthcare is shrinking The impact on the poor is catastrophic: They are being wiped out in their struggle to access healthcare.90.00 INR
20 years after the world's worst industrial disaster, many more Bhopals are waiting to happen. Why has so little changed?90.00 INR