Public health

Farmer long march in Mumbai. Night at somaiya ground
Democracy
Human rights

AIKS supports A Long March of the Dispossessed

A meeting of the central office bearers of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) held in New Delhi yesterday decided to support the idea of a Long March of the Dispossessed to Delhi to demand a special session of Parliament called entirely to discuss the serious agrarian crisis in the country. This unprecedented agrarian crisis […]

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Manual scavenging
Democracy
Economic inequality
Human rights

Manual scavenging deaths in India, realities and the right and wrong questions to ask

Manual scavenging is a brutal occupation often imposed on the most disenfranchised dalits. Hazardous and with poor income and dignity, it often kills manual scavengers entering toxic drains without protection. This is a problem, but the answer needs to see the bigger picture.

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General

Toilets please

Image via Wikipedia Earlier in 2010, a UN study found far more people in India have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet. Now, with the government all set to have broadband access to all village Panchayats by the next year, I guess we’ll have more people with access to the internet than […]

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