Polling Station

Do we honestly attempt to choose the ‘Best One’ in a Democracy?

April 15, 2019

Irrespective of who one supports, everyone emphasizes on the fact that one must vote. Each vote counts. It is the time when citizens feel empowered. They believe they matter. Or, they are believed to do so. But what happens, when you no longer vote as an individual but as one amongst the many in the group.

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Public Ownership of Capital Assets -Gary Reber

March 14, 2019

This will necessarily entail a discussion of how the system is structured, as the policies and rules make a big difference in whether or not EVERY citizen has an equal opportunity to succeed. At the core of the problem are barriers that inhibit or prevent ordinary people from succeeding.

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India and the GHI

March 12, 2019

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranks countries on the basis of four key parameters: child mortality, child wasting, child stunting and undernourishment. In 2018, out of 119 countries, India was ranked at the 103rd position; according to the sources, India has a ‘serious’ hunger problem- lagging behind countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and even North Korea.

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“Polliwood”-The New Battleground for Politics in India

February 24, 2019

While the Indian Film Industry has begun blowing the political propaganda technically out of proportion, it’s not something new at all. The first such attempt of making Bollywood a political battleground dates back to 1975 and 1977, when “Kissa Kursi Ka” (Story of the chair) and “Aandhi” (Storm) were made.

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Dry Land

Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project – Journey So Far

February 15, 2019

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has taken up Andhra Pradesh Drought Mitigation Project (APDMP) to find a longer-term solution to manage droughts and mitigate distress arising out of it. The project has been started with the goal to improve the incomes and strengthen the drought resilience of 165,000 farm households with an estimated project cost […]

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Education in India

Higher Education: A Victim of Public Apathy

February 14, 2019

The Delhi University Teacher’s Association (DUTA) has called for a People’s March on 19th Feb. 2019 along with other organizations comprising of students and teachers from other parts of the country to challenge “government assault on higher education”. So what kind of ‘assault’ on higher education is our society facing? In 2012-13, education expenditure was […]

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The Clamour for UBI

February 14, 2019

Universal Basic Income or UBI which was first mentioned in recent times in the Economic Survey 2016-17 has been selling like hot cakes in the build up to the Lok Sabha elections due in May with Congress president Rahul Gandhi promising a Minimum Income Guarantee Scheme and the prime minister instituting the Pradhan Mantri Kisan […]

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Madanpur Khadar

Help quench the thirst of Madanpur Khadar!

February 6, 2019

This is 7 years old Irfan, an exuberant little boy who lives in the slum areas of Madanpur Khadar, New Delhi. Plagued regularly by fatal diseases such as Typhoid and Diarrhea, his story is similar to that of 63.4 million others living without potable water.  AN IDEA, A VISION AND A STEP TOWARDS MAKING IT […]

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