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#Notebandi Frontlines: Farm To Loom, Textiles–Employer Of 25 Million–Totter

#Notebandi Frontlines: Farm To Loom, Textiles–Employer Of 25 Million–Totter

Power looms in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, that have not been operational for six months now.   Mumbai, Bhiwandi & Ahmedabad: Dilapidated, dirty and depressed, a town that was once called the Manchester…

As Maharashtra Makes Big Mining Push, Tribals Push Back

As Maharashtra Makes Big Mining Push, Tribals Push Back

Madia Gond tribals in Surjagad village, Gadchiroli district, in south-eastern Maharashtra, congregate for the annual pre-harvest festival. This year, as they sat huddled around festive bonfires, they discussed the big…

BIMARU States: Little Progress In 2 Years, Learning Crisis For Millions Of Children

BIMARU States: Little Progress In 2 Years, Learning Crisis For Millions Of Children

  In 2016, some learning outcomes for 111 million school-age students between ages six and 15 remained mostly unchanged in BIMARU states (Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh), when…

After 5 Years Of Fall In Learning, (Some) Progress For India’s Primary Schools

After 5 Years Of Fall In Learning, (Some) Progress For India’s Primary Schools

  After five years of declining learning outcomes, new survey data from India show improvements in some basic reading and arithmetic levels in primary school (grade I to grade V),…

Too Many Vegetables, Too Little Money: Prices Crash Post #Notebandi

Too Many Vegetables, Too Little Money: Prices Crash Post #Notebandi

Workers segregate tomatoes at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee market in Kolar–the biggest vegetable-growing region in Karnataka, which houses Asia’s second-largest tomato market. The weather–and so the harvest–was good in…

If IITs Had More Dalit Professors, Would Aniket Ambhore Be Alive?

If IITs Had More Dalit Professors, Would Aniket Ambhore Be Alive?

Aniket Ambhore, a 22-year-old dalit student of electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay fell to his death from the sixth floor of an Institute hostel in September…

#Notebandi Frontlines: Small Stores Struggle To Survive, But Many Support Modi

#Notebandi Frontlines: Small Stores Struggle To Survive, But Many Support Modi

Ambika Kumbhar (62) with her daughter-in-law Manisha (34) at their kirana store off the Bhiwandi-Wada road in Thane district, north of Mumbai. The Kumbhars reported a 62% drop in earnings…

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