Month: September 2013

Crumbling plaster in passages -- a common sight

Lack of Political Will is to Blame for Building Collapses

27th September 2013, Mumbai: Buildings are like our body. They need to be kept fit and in working order. If neglected, deterioration can be rapid. Sadly, our administrators neglect regular building maintenance, and this is seen everywhere — from Mantralaya to BMC offices, from Municipal schools to hospitals, police stations and even courts. There is …

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Child Marriage

Report of Workshop on Preventing Child Marriage in Gujarat

Workshop on Prevention of Child Marriage was held on 8th and 9th November, 2012, at Greenwood Resort, S.G. Highway Ahmedabad. This workshop was organized by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Gandhinagar, and UNICEF Gujarat. Mr. R.S. Patel, Director of Social Justice and Empowerment Department and CEO of Gujarat State Child Protection Society and …

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Impressive collection of knives – in tribal backs #DongriaKondh #Niyamgiri #Vedanta

In a way, the story of what’s going on around Niyamgiri is the classic story of India. Only we aren’t used to seeing dark skinned tribals who have never seen an air-conditioned room as “people like us”. Yet, they are stuck in the middle of the most typical melodramatic soap opera that Indian protests could …

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