Tribal rights

Child Rights
Democracy
Tribal rights
Women's rights

Sex ratio, alarm and tunnel vision

The Vital Statistics of India report, based on the Civil Registration System 2016 published by the Office of the Register General of India is out and with it, the alarm about a dropping sex ratio (3.16 Sex Ratio at Birth) and assumptions of deliberate killing of unborn female children. The overall sex ratio in India […]

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Farmer long march in Mumbai. Night at somaiya ground
Agriculture
Democracy
Economic inequality
Human rights
Land Rights
National
Tribal rights

A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament   India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest […]

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Dongria Kondh Dance
Democracy
Media
Tribal rights

It seems Ashok Malik thinks tribals are too stupid to know their ground realities

It is a piece Ashok Malik wrote to explain Rahul Gandhi’s stupidity. It ends up improving my estimation of his intelligence. In a rather long winded post “Green means stop“, Ashok Malik shows his mastery over words and writing to an objective, but alas little respect for the intelligence of the Supreme Court or people. […]

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Konda Reddy tribals will get wiped out by the Polavaram Project
Environment
Land Rights
National
Politics & Political Commentary
Tribal rights

Diyar development-hit tribal villages, ab ki baar, greater good hain yaar

On day 2 of Modi on the job, his cabinet has passed the ordinance for the Polavaram project. It is waiting for Pranab Mukherjee’s signature. Apart from 136 villages, 211 hamlets and 7 mandals being transferred from Telangana to Andhra, as per the Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan study conducted by Agricultural Finance Corporation […]

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freedom of speech quote
Democracy
Land Rights
Politics & Political Commentary
Tribal rights
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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