Adivasi

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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#IndiaUnites for Dalit, Bahujan and Adivasis #JaiSamvidhan

Reservations were a proactive effort to prevent the marginalization of Dalits, Bahujan Samaj and Adivasis due to social exclusion. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, grants 10% reservation in government jobs and institutes of higher education to general category candidates from economically weaker sections. This Act, however, violates the spirit of reservations which are meant […]

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Tribal women at Weekly Village Market of Farasgaon (Bastar)
Agriculture
Democracy
Human rights

Bastar Needs You

Bastar. An abstract name of some strange place where there is Naxalism. And therefore a place to be avoided, to be dreaded and mostly ignored. Not a land of a people who love, have children, earn livelihoods, make houses, sing, dance and celebrate. Not a land of everyday interpersonal conflicts, a tiff with a neighbour, […]

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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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CHS bye laws comparison

Seeds of Caste-divide sown by New Housing Soc. Bye-laws

Concerns about revisions for Cooperative Housing Society laws. Mumbaikars and Maharashtra housing society residents, watch out! Till now, you may never cared to think about who among your neighbours are Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, etc. In the past few decades, the caste divide had ceased to matter in co-operative housing societies, and most managing committees […]

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