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What Message Will Work In Fractious Maharashtra?

What Message Will Work In Fractious Maharashtra?

(An advertisement released by the Congress party on the eve of assembly elections in Maharashtra)   Housing. Education. Jobs. These are the three main issues that Maharashtra’s ruling Congress party…

Anger In Coal-Rich Orissa District Reflects India’s Flawed Mining Policies

Anger In Coal-Rich Orissa District Reflects India’s Flawed Mining Policies

(On a rainy September day, locals living atop some of India’s richest coal seams in central Odisha make their way to a public hearing about a coal mine planned on…

India’s Police Forces Spend Most On….Housing

  A recent episode of television docu-serial Satyamev Jayate highlighted the plight of policeman and policing in India. The problems addressed ranged from transport and mobility troubles to recruitment. We…

Needed: More Women To Fight Indian Elections

  The good news first: the number of women in India’s Parliament has slowly increased over the years. But in contrast, the percentage of women winning if compared to the…

When It Comes To Rape, Familiarity Breeds Danger

  India is seeing an increasing number of cases of rape where the offenders were known to their victims. This is not a phenomenon confined to India but this happened…

Human Trafficking Cases Jump in India; Convictions Decline!

Human Trafficking Cases Jump in India; Convictions Decline!

Highlights *3,554 cases of human trafficking were reported in 2012, an increase of 17% from 3,029 cases reported in 2008   *West Bengal and Maharashtra register large number of cases…

Naxal-Related Violence Has Killed Over 5,000 In 6 Years

  Highlights  * Total casualty due to Naxal-related violence is 5,235 in 6 years, which turns out to be around 2 killings per day * Around 3,000 civilians & more…

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