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Then They Came For Comrade Pansare...

Comrade Pansare’s real legacy was his ability to forge alliances with like-minded people cutting across traditional political boundaries. His mission was to take the unfinished enlightenment project in Maharashtra as far as possible.

Railways and the Issue of Inner Line Permit in Arunachal Pradesh

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the Naharlagun-New Delhi AC Express 20 February 2015, the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh has been formally been put on the railway map of India. However, this momentous development has stoked fear among a certain section of people, who feel that that the state would be inundated with people without the mandatory Inner Line Permit, threatening the socio-economic fabric of their society.

The Rot in Maharashtra

Govind Pansare fought against the right wing agenda to appropriate the syncretic political and cultural traditions of Maharashtra. This seemed to have earned him the ire of divisive forces and political opponents.

Goa's Mining Logjam

The stage is all set for the resumption of iron ore mining in Goa after it was suspended in the state in 2012, to curb its indiscriminate and illegal mining. The Goa government’s decision to renew the mining leases comes at a time when the economics of iron ore mining have changed and environmental concerns have gained more prominence.

Safai Karmis of Uttar Pradesh

A study of the operation of the Safai Karmi Scheme of the Uttar Pradesh government reveals the apparent weakening of the age-old link between caste and occupation, with Other Backward Classes and even upper castes competing with Scheduled Castes to secure the job of a sanitation worker in villages. Another significant fact which comes to the fore, is the struggle for power in the safai karmi unions between OBC and the numerically superior SC workers, with the former trying to establish their dominance, reflecting the nature of caste politics at play in the state.

Corporate Responsibility for Bhopal

Union Carbide Corporation managed to wrangle out of the Bhopal gas tragedy by exploiting a loophole in the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act. If governments are not vigilant, other companies, ushered for “Make in India”, would do the same.

Fair Price Medicine Shops in West Bengal

The 24x7 Fair Price Medicine Shops in the public hospitals of West Bengal have visibly reduced the average price of critical medicine and appliances. Their services should now be extended beyond hospitals so that they reach out to a larger share of patients.

Sleepy Backwaters to Real Estate Haven

A series of photo essays will document the change in the peripheries of Vijayawada, slowly transforming into the Andhra Pradesh state capital. This is the first one in the series.

Sleepy Backwaters to Real Estate Haven

A series of photo essays will document the change in the peripheries of Vijayawada, slowly transforming into the Andhra Pradesh state capital. This is the first one in the series.

Leopard Landscapes

The Wildlife Institute of India survey to estimate the number of leopards in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the peripheries of Mumbai, will add a critical piece of information to assist and better prepare people to live in a landscape with leopards.

Leopard Landscapes

The Wildlife Institute of India survey to estimate the number of leopards in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the peripheries of Mumbai, will add a critical piece of information to assist and better prepare people to live in a landscape with leopards.

Prohibition in Manipur

The state government’s inability to effectively enforce liquor prohibition in Manipur over the last two decades and its need for additional revenue has compelled it to mull over the option to lift the ban on alcohol in the state.

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