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Magsaysay Awardee: RSS/BJP can't tolerate dissent

IMAGE: The Benaras Hindu University. 'If I am not there, the RSS would do that job. They are obviously in power, they can do anything.' Magsaysay Award winner Sandeep Pandey's teaching contract at......

Noted journalist B G Verghese dead

Eminent journalist B G Verghese, a Ramon Magsaysay award winner and former editor of leading dailies Hindustan Times and Indian Express, died on Tuesday at the age of 87 after brief illness.......

'Rushdie incident has demeaned Kolkata's prestige'

Condemning the West Bengal government for failing to provide security to writer Salman Rushdie, octogenarian Magsaysay award winning author Mahasweta Devi on Thursday said the fiasco had demeaned......

Magsaysay award-winner, others quit body chaired by PM

Magsaysay award-winner ' Rajendra Singh and two others on Saturday quit the National Ganga River Basin Authority, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, protesting the government's "negligence"......

Now Mahashweta Devi says she has full faith in Mamata

Two days after she dubbed the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal as 'fascist', Magsaysay award winner social activist Mahashweta Devi has said she had full faith in the chief minister. "I......

Moving story of a Magsaysay winner

It had been only been a few days since the Magsaysay awards were announced but life was as usual for one of the winners. Not very surprising as Francis Kolandei, a name not many in India, let alone......

Interview with Magsaysay Award winner Aruna Roy

Ask Aruna Roy, one of the conveners of the People's Audit on Special Economic Zones, what is wrong with India's Special Economic Zones Act, 2005, and there's no stopping her. Fighting for the......

Rajan's 'resignation' letter to RBI staff

"I am an academic and I have always made it clear that my ultimate home is in the realm of ideas," Rajan said in a letter to staff. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, who has faced......

Honouring Solar Mamas

Given the scale of India’s energy needs the numbers of ‘Solar Mamas’, as they have been called in a documentary film, may not seem very promising, rues Rajni Bakshi Bunker Roy,......

A business model that won an award and gave 'life' to the poor

As an NGO, IVDP has facilitated loans totalling Rs 2,406 crore.It was in 1979 that Kolandei Francis, this year's Ramon Magsaysay award winner started Integrated Village Development Programme to......

Super cop Kiran Bedi replaces Kyunki

Former super cop and Magsaysay award winner Dr Kiran Bedi is all set to hit the small screen with her reality show Aap ki kachehri on Star Plus. The show replaces Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.Aap......

'I am ready to sell my stories'

Magsaysay Award winner Mahasweta Devi isset to have her stories adapted on film.After earning accolades forthe Bengali teleserialProti Chuanno Minute (Every 54 Minutes), which she wrote, the......
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IFS‚ÄČofficer Sanjiv Chaturvedi's request for deputation with Delhi govt denied

Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi will have to pack his bags soon. The Narendra Modi government has rejected demands to send the... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ifs-officer-sanjiv-chaturvedi-s-request-for-deputation-with-delhi-govt-denied/story-uZf2awIJrWeVyfy4R2iwiJ.html
Basic reason for water ...

New Delhi: Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning journalist and author of one of the most authentic books on drought, Everybody Loves a Good Drought , P... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/india/delhi-assembly-lecture-series-basic-reason-for-water-crisis-in-india-is-inequality-says-p-sainath-2859070.html
Demand for special Parliament session on water, farm crises

NEW DELHI: A strong demand was today made for convening a special Parliament session on water and farm crises at a Delhi Assembly event here... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/demand-for-special-parliament-session-on-water-farm-crises/articleshow/52945246.cms
Kejriwal comes out in support of whistleblower-bureaucrat

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal came out in strong support of Magsaysay Award-winner and whistleblower-bureaucrat Sanjeev Chaturvedi here on... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kejriwal-comes-out-in-support-of-whistleblowerbureaucrat/article8773425.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
The story of two pens

Among the pens there is a handsome light blue Sheaffer's, relatively young, say only about 60 years old. I cannot remember how every pen in the... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/opinion/the-story-of-two-pens/150479.html

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