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Lack of Political Will is to Blame for Building Collapses

Crumbling plaster in passages -- a common sight

27th September 2013, Mumbai: Buildings are like our body. They need to be kept fit and in working order. If neglected, deterioration can be rapid. Sadly, our administrators neglect regular building maintenance, and this is seen everywhere — from Mantralaya to BMC offices, from Municipal schools to hospitals, police stations and even courts. There is …

Empowerment of locals first

Mumbai has a huge and growing migrant population. And Mumbai has conspicuous ‘sons of the soil’ insisting that priority in employment MUST go to locals. They have ransacked offices, issued ultimatums (and threats), targetted migrants from specific places. I disagree with their methods and I also see them applied unevenly (show me the objections to …

Transcript: Globalizing Inequality by P. Sainath Part 2

Transcript of Globalizing Inequality – a lecture by P. Sainath, sponsored by the Center for Social and Environmental Justice of Washington State University, Vancouver. Video by pdxjustice Media Productions. Part 1 || Part 2 || Part 3 || Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjIcO_mqFKc We did it weeping in our hearts for we too live in slums and …