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Importance of Crop Diversification

S Mahendra Dev’s article “Water Management and Resilience in Agriculture” (EPW, 20 February 2016) was very interesting and informative as it dwelt on the water management issue complete with facts and figures. I agree with the author while he writes, “Water use efficiency can be increa­sed...

What Ails the North East

Subir Bhaumik’s informative article (“Army’s Transborder Raid in Myanmar: Interrogating the Claims,” EPW, 20 June 2015) has brought out many issues. I have travelled in the North East and wondered why the region lacks employment opportunities and good quality health facilities in spite of being...

Culture of Rape

The article “Annihilation by Caste: Lessons from Budaun and Beyond” by Kalpana Kannabiran (EPW, 28 June 2014) is timely. I agree with the author when she writes “Budaun is not an isolated story. It illustrates the vulnerability and disentitlement of dalit-bahujan groups everywhere.” According to...

Issues Related to Pakistan

Apropos to the article “Desecularisation as an Instituted Process: National Identity and Religious Difference in Pakistan” by Sadia Saeed (EPW, 14 December 2013), I agree with the author when she writes, “Political secularism as state ideology has been virtually absent throughout Pakistan’s history...

Implementing Food Security

Apropos the article “Lessons on Food and Hunger: Pedagogy of Empathy for Democracy” by Anita Rampal, Harsh Mander (EPW, 13 July 2013), I do agree with the authors when they write, "With the unprecedented stocks of foodgrains, the paradox of high levels of hunger and malnutrition in times of...

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