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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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Nonagenarian writer Mahasweta Devi in critical state

Kolkata, Jul 24 (UNI) Magsaysay award winning writer and social reformer Mahasweta Devi continued to remain in critical state, medics treating her... ...

http://www.uniindia.com/nonagenarian-writer-mahasweta-devi-in-critical-state/other/news/566300.html
For a better Mumbai, fix the slums first

The government has plenty of schemes for slum redevelopment, but most of these are on paper. Importantly, sanitation is not on the agenda. I was... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/for-a-better-mumbai-fix-the-slums-first/article8893679.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Lives of these students get brighter

For nearly two decades, two families of migrant workers from Badami in Bagalkot district lived in the dark and used only lanterns in their small... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/lives-of-these-students-get-brighter/article8889425.ece?ref=tpnews
Mahasweta Devi still on ventilation

Doctors treating the Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Mahasweta Devi attempted to take her off ventilation for about four hours on Wednesday, but the... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/bengal/mahasweta-devi-still-on-ventilation/155374.html
Enough Is Enough

I have to write this because this matter goes to the heart of the problem in governance of India today: Why are our public services so poor in... ...

http://www.ndtv.com/opinion/why-i-tagged-prime-ministers-office-in-tweets-on-need-for-change-1432697

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