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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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Dignitaries at Smart Cities India: Reality in the Making
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Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

Smart cities or cleverly-disguised corporate colonies?

There was a interactive panel discussion in Mumbai WTC on the 29th of January 2015 organized by World Trade Centre (WTC) and All India Association of Industries (AIAI) in collaboration with the Indo-France Chamber of Commerce and Industries (IFCCI). It was to discuss ‘Smart Cities in India: Reality in the Making’. Dignitaries on the stage included Mr. […]

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Politics & Political Commentary

The government is not responsible for Anna’s fast

I support the cause of the Jan Lokpal movement, but am concerned by Arvind Kejriwal’s latest statement. “ This government will be responsible if anything happens to Anna: Kejriwal #lokpal starnewslive August 25, 2011 I believe that this is false and incites anger against the government. I think it weakens Satyagraha to lose its insistence […]

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General

Airtel Threats

The background to this story is when Airtel overbilled me, and refused to revise the bill. Then, they got me to pay Rs.2,500/- as settlement against a bill of 9k, but credited the amount against the outstanding and started demanding I pay the balance. Now, things are taking a strange turn, where this woman is […]

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Women's rights

Voices about Delhi Police Commissioner’s Statement

The post I wrote demanding that the Delhi Police Commissioner resign over his recommendation that women do not travel out alone at night sparked many interesting comments and some debate. Thought these views were important to save from fading out. I had made some statements while still writing the article. “ The Delhi Police Commissioner […]

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