Waste

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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Dongria Kondh Dance
Environment
Land Rights

Spouting Vedanta, Modernity and tradition

When a “senior journalist who has written several books on development” abdicates either sanity or integrity or both and starts spouting propaganda that has been rejected by the people it attempts to enslave, it falls upon the humble blogger with no dependence on advertisers to call for a sanity check, because it appears that B […]

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map of India showing cities Bhopal Indore Jodhpur Ranchi Jamshedpur Lucknow
Environment

Supreme Court Proceedings in Union Carbide case

Vijay Panjwani has sent in a report on Supreme Court proceedings in the Union Carbide case with regard to disposal of contaminated waste from the Bhopal Gas Tragedy: Union Carbide Bhopal H-Waste Safe Disposal New Delhi, Friday 6th Sept 2013 The Supreme Court today considered the joint inspection report of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)and […]

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