Environment

Dongria Kondh Dance
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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Sudden epidemic of Solar-Powered ATMs in news
Environment

Sudden epidemic of Solar-Powered Water ATMs in news

Since I track news on water, it wasn’t too difficult to see when the sudden epidemic of news about these miraculous solar powered water ATMs hit. Last couple of days. The news before that is last year, then the year before last, and so on, right back up to the year 2008 – when Piramal […]

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map of India showing cities Bhopal Indore Jodhpur Ranchi Jamshedpur Lucknow
Environment

Supreme Court Proceedings in Union Carbide case

Vijay Panjwani has sent in a report on Supreme Court proceedings in the Union Carbide case with regard to disposal of contaminated waste from the Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Union Carbide Bhopal H-Waste Safe Disposal New Delhi, Friday 6th Sept 2013 The Supreme Court today considered the joint inspection report of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)and […]

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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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Photo of the damaged banks from Uttarakhand floods
Agriculture
Environment

Environmental fraud by Tavleen Singh

An article by Tavleen Singh in the Indian Express is accurately named Environmental fraud, though it is rare for such transparency of intent to be declared upfront. I do appreciate the legitimate opportunity to pun “Environmental Fraud by Tavleen Singh” when introducing the article. Considering that the article is an umbrella attack on the legitimacy […]

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