Land Rights

Land Rights

Another Tower of Death at Napean Sea Road – Fire Escape barricaded at Embassy Apts

This is a letter that has been forwarded to me to help raise attention to this serious issue: Dear Sir /Madam, I live on the 11th Floor of Embassy Apartments, N.S. Road, right next to P.D.P and just down the road from Mont Blanc where the fire last night took the lives of atl east […]

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Democracy
Environment
Land Rights

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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Environment
Land Rights

Spouting Vedanta, Modernity and tradition

When a “senior journalist who has written several books on development” abdicates either sanity or integrity or both and starts spouting propaganda that has been rejected by the people it attempts to enslave, it falls upon the humble blogger with no dependence on advertisers to call for a sanity check, because it appears that B […]

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Environment
Human rights
Land Rights
National

Land, loss and lunacy – Niyamgiri’s story of India out of sight

A lunacy drives India’s development. Vast untouched treasures of nature are discarded with scant thought on the altar of a mythical development. Lakhs of development hit Indians are reduced to lives of despair.

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Women's rights

Cognitive dissonance

The scent of the earth… the title deed The life of a man… and futile need The freedom to be… in silly glee And the weight of the smallest deed. Each on their own way, they split Flames snuffed, and fires lit A change ordained though nothing was gained But that indeed was the writ. […]

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