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The CRZ, 2018 prioritises the pursuit of profits at the cost of the environment and fishers’ livelihoods.
The BEST bus strike in Mumbai and its underlying issues exemplify the lacunas in India’s urban public transport.


In end-2018, the Supreme Court commuted the death penalty in 11 cases to life imprisonment and also clarified the mitigating individual factors.

Special Articles

In India, despite provisions for tribal development, 32% of tribal women are chronically undernourished, as opposed to 23% among those not belonging to tribal households.


The Constitution of India considers states to be the smallest unit of governance, leaving further devolution of powers at their discretion.

Book Reviews

Understanding Women’s Land Rights: Gender Discrimination in Ownership edited by Prem Chowdhry, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2017; pp 413, ₹ 1,095.

Review Issues

Following its mandate to double farmers’ income by 2022, the central government has enacted a separate model contract farming act in 2018 based on the perception that contract farming is one of the several pathways for doubling farm income.
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