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Why Urban Waste Continues to Follow the Path of Least Resistance

A lack of imagination and linear municipal solid waste management practices have resulted in promoting incineration, which is fraught with adverse environmental and health consequences, as a solution to getting rid of our urban garbage. This paper points out that while enhancing the abilities of cities to work towards zero waste ought to be the goal, local populations now bear the unhealthy effects of unsound waste management processes, and local governments bear their operational and financial burden, all to no good effect.

Defying Fundamental Rights with Impunity

Linking of biometric Aadhaar number to all public services is designed to cause “civil death”. Civil death is the loss of all or almost all civil rights by a person caused by the government of a country. It is clear that denial of rights in the absence of Aadhaar is an act of coercion that would lead to civil death. Despite promotion and normalisation of such cruelty most of the opposition political parties are avoiding a clear political position demanding the scrapping of the biometric identification exercise.

Supreme Court on Aadhaar

The editorial “Force-feeding Aadhaar” (EPW, 11 March 2017) states: “the Supreme Court’s puzzling order in February 2017—diametrically opposed to its orders about not making Aadhaar mandatory—to make the linking of all SIM (subscriber identity modules in mobile phones) cards with Aadhaar numbers c

Communal Violence in India-A Study of Communal Disturbance in Delhi

A Study of Communal Disturbance in Delhi Gopal Krishna Communalism is a pervasive phenomenon in Indian public life and communal violence is a particularly ugly expression of it. This force has had devastating consequences for the nation in the past, and has gravely retarded the process of integration in the post-independence period.

Communal Violence in India-A Study of Communal Disturbance in Delhi

Communal Violence in India A Study of Communal Disturbance in Delhi Gopal Krishna Communalism is a pervasive phenomenon in Indian public life and communal violence is a particularly ugly expression of it. This force has had devastating consequences for the nation in the past, and has gravely retarded the process of integration in the post-independence period.

India and Bangla Desh

Gopal Krishna WHEN the revolution in Bangla Desh broke out in March, it was generally assumed in this country that Pakistan as we had known it for the past 24 years was dead. Its physical dismemberment was only a question of time

Rammanohar Lohia An Appreciation

In Indian political life Lohia belonged to a lost generation

Electoral Participation and Political Integration

This is the first of two articles on the relationship between participation, competition and integration within the framework of a system of one party dominance. Based on detailed statistical relaticnshis and other empirical data, this and the next article, which will appear in a subsequent issue of this journal, seek to test the viability of the Indian model of democracy and assess its capacity to promote the development of an integrated secular policy.

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