Environment

Indian flag photographic collage
Democracy
Environment
National

What independence Day? The freedom struggle isn’t over!

It is the day for cute messages and wearing your patriotism on the sleeve. It is a day that has increasingly lost meaning for me. We got independence from the British Raj. That was 68 years ago. Are we free? What does independence mean? Was #India really racist enough to think that we needed the […]

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Outdoor education
Environment

Maharashtra GR on Adventure Sports welcome, but raise concerns

A long overdue step toward bringing in standards in advenure sports took off when the Government of Maharashtra issued norms as a Government Resolution applicable to individuals and organizations offering adventure tours. While the initial rules are better than expected, largely due to trekking organizations impleading themselves into the case by Anil Mahajan that led […]

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Green field with maize crop
Agriculture
Best
Environment
Health
Politics & Political Commentary

Foreign hand in the IB Report?

India’s Sovereignty, Security and Freedom at risk- Is the IB being used by foreign corporations to take over India’s vital seed sector? The IB report has a special section on GMOs (genetically modified/engineered organisms). It clearly supports the introduction of GM crops into Indian agriculture. The IB report makes specific mention of the Supreme Court […]

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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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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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