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Remembering the 'bhoodan movement' of 1951 in Delhi

In the absence of a bhoodan (gifting land to the landless) act, bhoodan land has become disputed in many regions of Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The community hall at Delhi's Gandhi Smriti,......

Why India should be worried even though tiger numbers are up

Image: An Indian Royal Bengal tiger at the South Khairbari nature park near Siliguri. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters   'We are rushing to 'develop' without carefully valuing natural......

Exclusive! Medha Patkar: Land acquisition ordinance will destroy poor

The new ordinance on land acquisition will allow land grabbers to deprive millions, destroy agriculture, horticulture, rivers, forests, tree cover and mangroves to extract minerals as well as......

How the government is smothering dissident NGOs

Muzzling NGOs is unbecoming of a democracy. Self-confident democracies encourage, indeed applaud, the involvement of citizens’ associations, including NGOs, in social and political......

Medha and Meera: A glimpse of the future

AAP candidates from Mumbai Medha Patkar and Meera Sanyal are poised to play a crucial and complementary role. While Patkar gives voice to the suffering of people at the grassroots, Sanyal is......

Bengal govt not to acquire land for industry:Panel

The two-member expert committee constituted by the West Bengal government to draft a new land policy in the state, has recommended direct purchase of land by industrialists from farmers."We have......

Rural India is the hotbed of amazing innovations

A cycle that runs on water and land, a scooter-powered flour mill, a solar mosquito killer, a cycle-powered washing machine -- these are just a few of the over 100,000 outstanding innovations that......

Ten myths of Indian economic policy

Economic policy in India, and perhaps in many other countries, is constrained by powerful prevailing myths and prejudices. Sometimes these myths simply reflect lazy thinking or an apparent......

SEZ concept enormously destructive: Govt report

Special economic zones are nothing but special exemption zones and there is no reason to exempt these from all law. Hence, scrap these, is the recommendation of the Committee on Land Reforms and......

Budget stresses focus on aam aadmi: Govt

The Interim Budget highlights the focus on aam aadmi in the development process. The year 2008-09 has seen substantial increase in outlays spanning across sectors. Continuing the trend, the budget......

Review: Papilio Buddha is hard hitting

Papilio Buddha leaves us with a bold question: is the largest democracy a truly functioning democracy or just a means of providing privileges for some? Says Paresh PalichaWhen you hold up a mirror......
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An elephantine wall and its people

Many techniques have been employed by people and governments to keep wild elephants out of human settlements, or at least to reduce their... ...

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The shrinking, the rage

Patel demand for reservation is an eruption against growth that has not been inclusive or accommodative. Patidar community leader Hardik Patel... ...

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Oustees of Sardar Sarovar Project get widespread support

The agitation by the oustees of the Sardar Sarovar Project on Monday entered the 13th day as a number of social activists from across the country... ...

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Jharkhand stuck in domicile tangle, experts divided

Opinion appears sharply divided over whether a contentious domicile policy for Jharkhand would benefit its largely impoverished indigenous, tribal... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/analysis/jharkhand-stuck-in-domicile-tangle-experts-divided/article1-1383342.aspx
Why Bihar polls will determine the fate of national politics

Tucked away in a nondescript corner of Bihar's capital is the Prabha-Jayaprakash Memorial Museum a tribute to socialist stalwart Jayaprakash... ...

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