Accountability

stone carving silicosis
Democracy
Health
Human rights

Temple carvers unite against scourge of silicosis

Pindwara, a small town in Sirohi district of Rajasthan, is the main hub for India’s temple-building industry. In the past three years, this sector has been found to spread fatal disease and death through silicosis among men, some as young as 19 years. The Swaminarayan sect’s imposing Akshardham temple, Bihar and Jharkhand’s Jain mandirs, renovations…

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Democracy
National
Politics & Political Commentary

India at 70: democratic accountability is an endangered species

Democracies are expected to empower citizens to take genuine control of instruments of the state for their development. At the core of this concept is the idea that citizens will participate in governance at the local level, making decisions for themselves, and vote in representatives to legislatures for higher-level decisions. India is an implausible democracy, […]

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National
Politics & Political Commentary

Save India, save RTI #SaveRTI

India is rapidly becoming a country lost in depression. With over a hundred bills pending, the opposition staging walkouts like it was a fashion show ramp, precarious economy, the two things our politicians appear to be unanimous on are both against National Interest.   One is News of UPA trying for all-party consensus on law […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

This dissatisfied feeling of mediocracy

Most people these days seem to be plagued with a vague dissatisfaction that is all encompassing. Where we turn things seem to be operating below par. No matter what. Nothing is perfect and the flaws are always serious. Be it a corrupt government being challenged, terrorist attacks, public services or simply doing any of the […]

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