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

Manual scavenging

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.

Spouting Vedanta, Modernity and tradition

Dongria Kondh Dance

When a “senior journalist who has written several books on development” abdicates either sanity or integrity or both and starts … More Spouting Vedanta, Modernity and tradition

Supreme Court Proceedings in Union Carbide case

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Vijay Panjwani has sent in a report on Supreme Court proceedings in the Union Carbide case with regard to disposal … More Supreme Court Proceedings in Union Carbide case