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A History of, and Response to, Disproportionate Violence

This post began life as an attempt to boost the response to the latest wave of targeted violence and/or State-sponsored suppression of civil liberties in Chhattisgarh. Even as I typed away, trying to summarize the ever-mounting brutality in that state, the news breaking from the University of Hyderabad took centre-stage. Every day this past week …

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Satish Acharya cartoon for Sify.com on the cow urine disinfectant for hospitals

The Gobar economy. Finding economic value in barren cattle

When you begin with a conclusion and backfit “science” to prove it, absurd things happen.The Holy Cow seems to be one such absurdity plaguing India these days. Trumpeting the importance of the cow, the Hindutva right governments are all out to “protect” said cows by preventing all cattle slaughter. While cow slaughter is already banned in …

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Leakages in Public Distribution System according to Economic Survey of India for 2014-15

Kerosene Blackmarketing- The Real Picture #EconomicSurvey

The Economic Survey of India states that PDS allocations lost to leakages were 54%of wheat, 15%of rice, 48%Sugar & 41% of Kerosene. That’s over Rs. 68,700 crore rupees. [tweetthis twitter_handles=”@Aun_X, @Vidyut” url=”https://t.co/IoqjNglEh2″]Amazing how popular ration items show the most “leakages” #EconomicSurvey http://t.co/YzVnuK7ZWD[/tweetthis] Wheat, sugar and kerosene are the three items most people prefer to purchase from the …

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Declaration of the Organic Farmers community of India at the 5th National Organic Farmers’ Convention

March 2, 2015 Declaration of the Organic Farmers community of India at the 5th National Organic Farmers’ Convention, 2015, Chandigarh, India The organic farming community of this country, represented in strength by over 2500 participants at this fifth National Organic Farming Convention, pledges to carry forward with renewed strength our endeavour to mainstream agro-ecological farming …

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Those torturous women

I get a lot of these myths about women. Astonishing, because women aren’t yet so rare that people can’t simply look around them and find out truths. Here goes. Women are stupid at tech Now this comes as a surprise to me, because most men I know are beyond stupid at tech stuff too. In …

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Press Release: Reporters Without Borders / Reporters sans frontières

Press release 12 May 2012 INDIA Two cyber-activists end fast but campaign against IT Rules gathers  pace  <http://fr.rsf.org/two-cyber-activists-end-fast-but-12-05-2012,42614.html> More than a year after they came into force, Reporters Without Borders reiterates <http://en.rsf.org/inde-media-freedom-threatened-by-19-04-2012,42334.html> its demand for the repeal of India’s information technology regulations, known as the IT Rules 2011, as activists and Internet users rally to the Save Your Voice <https://www.facebook.com/saveyourvoice> campaign against these …

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