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The Gender Terrorists

"Just being a woman is an act of courage", said the tagline to the 1979 film adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. One can modify that somewhat to suit the Indian situation – just being born a woman in India is an act of courage. 

Students versus the State: The Politics of Uranium Mining in Meghalaya

The plan to mine uranium in Meghalaya to address the needs of the nuclear industry in India has run into opposition and protests in the state. A complicated story featuring the opposition led by the Khasi Students Union emerges as one delves into the issue. Placing an active source of rent in a region with not one but several established insurgencies is fundamentally a flawed idea. While the country's energy concerns are indeed pressing and immediate enough to require quick action by the central government, on this particular issue the centre needs to reconsider its options and strategy.

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