Propaganda based politics is killing the spirit of media

We live in the era of information where the influx of data is easy and effortless, just one touch away. This regular inflow and outflow of information is considered to be foundation of a healthy democracy and media plays an integral part in its coherent practice. Media manifests or realizes the interest of the common citizen of its nation. It has changed its attribute from … Continue reading Propaganda based politics is killing the spirit of media

Charan Khad Slum Demolition: A story of lost human rights

Charan Khad in Dharmshala (Himachal Pradesh) was home to around 1,500 slum dwellers for more than 3 decades, before the settlement was demolished last year by the newly formed Municipal Corporation. Before demolition, these people, mostly Scheduled Caste migrants from Rajsthan and Maharshtra, used to live in ‘shanties’ located close to the  Charan Khad (stream). The population mainly consists of rag pickers, street vendors and … Continue reading Charan Khad Slum Demolition: A story of lost human rights

Chhattisgarh: Excerpts from survey on Menstrual Hygiene Management

. A Team of five led by Ashish Sao, final year student of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur and Rupal Pandey, student of BVP Pune conducted a survey as a part of their project based in Chhattisgarh primarily aimed at understanding the impact of Rural Distress on women and adolescent girls in parts of Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon and Dhamtari. The project titled “Menstrual Hygiene Management” … Continue reading Chhattisgarh: Excerpts from survey on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Pioneer of Judicial Activism

India lost a great leader earlier this month. Having served as the 17th Chief Justice of India he left a formidable legacy behind him. As the nation rows its boat towards the Presidential election, Justice Bhagwati’s achievements during his lifetime hardly got any attention. The champion of human rights, he introduced judicial activism and concept of absolute liability to Indian Jurisprudence. In today’s political scenario … Continue reading Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Pioneer of Judicial Activism

Justice P.N. Bhagwati: The People’s Judge

21 December 1921 marked the birth of a legend in the Indian judiciary. The birth of a man whose vision, intellect and need to do justice would change the face of the Indian judiciary, and give human rights jurisprudence an all new perspective. This man was Prafullachandra Natwarlal Bhagwati who came to be popularly known as Justice P.N. Bhagwati. His journey in the Indian judiciary … Continue reading Justice P.N. Bhagwati: The People’s Judge

Cyber Army is getting ready for the upcoming elections!

The Bharatiya Janata Party has been the best at utilising social media campaigns for elections in the country. The IT cell is located inside the BJP state office on Pandit Panth Marg. The chamber accommodates 15 senior-level cyber warriors who have been monitoring and leading social media campaigns in various poll bound states. Assembly elections in BJP led Madhya Pradesh are scheduled to be held in … Continue reading Cyber Army is getting ready for the upcoming elections!

What these powerful quotes tell us about environment?

June 05 is celebrated as Environment Day all over the globe. The year 1972 marked a turning point in the development of international environmental politics: the first major conference on environmental issues, convened under the auspices of the United Nations, was held from June 5-16 in Stockholm (Sweden). Known as the Conference on the Human Environment, or the Stockholm Conference, its goal was to forge … Continue reading What these powerful quotes tell us about environment?

Is there any end to manual scavenging in India?

Safai Karamcharis (or sanitation workers), the most neglected community of people in the fast growing India. According to the reply filed by the Minister of state for Social Justice Vijay Sampla, 12226 manual scavengers are presently employed in India, out of them 82% are from Uttar Pradesh. Also, in a separate reply filed by the Ministry of Rural Development in the lower house, 167487 households … Continue reading Is there any end to manual scavenging in India?

Report on scenario of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dehradun

The report discusses the current scenario of solid waste management (SWM) in Dehradun. Dehradun, is the densely populated and growing urban city. The poor urban governance with low awareness of key health and sanitation issues among the public is creating huge problem in the city. The report provides in detail the present system of waste collection, its constitution and components. The report also discusses about … Continue reading Report on scenario of Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Dehradun

Growth of Air Cargo

As per the statistics furnished by Airports Authority of India (AAI), total passenger traffic (both domestic and international) at all Indian Airports during 2016-17 (Apr’16-Feb’17) witnessed a growth rate of 18.9%. Total air cargo at all Indian Airports during 2016-17 (Apr’16-Feb’17) witnessed a growth rate of 9.3%. Main steps taken by Government for growth of air cargo are as follows: (i) The Ministry of Civil … Continue reading Growth of Air Cargo

Healthcare in Public Sector

According to  National Family Health Survey 3 (NFHS -3) (2005-06), the  primary source  of health care for 69.5 percent households in urban areas and 62.5 percent households in rural areas was private  healthcare sector. However, recently completed NFHS-4 (2015-16) reveals that for around 52 percent households in urban areas and around 44 percent households in rural areas private sector is the main source of health … Continue reading Healthcare in Public Sector

Bhopal’s Public Bicycle Sharing Project: Best example of improved urban transport system

Cities would be encouraged to explore the possibility of a public bicycle program, where people can rent a bicycle for use in specially designated areas -National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), 2006 This vision as enshrined under the NUTP, 2006 became the background for introducing the public bicycle sharing programme in Bhopal. The concept of a public bicycle sharing program is being earnestly endorsed by the … Continue reading Bhopal’s Public Bicycle Sharing Project: Best example of improved urban transport system

Coal-Bed Methane: Step towards lowering India’s Carbon emisions

With India’s ratification of the Paris climate agreement, which entered into force last week, the government will have to find the best possible alternatives to conventional energy resources. This is especially important considering that India’s coal power capacity has more than tripled from 5.6 GW per year in 2007-08 to 19.5 GW in 2014-15, with harmful effects for the environment, and in 2015-16, India’s crude … Continue reading Coal-Bed Methane: Step towards lowering India’s Carbon emisions

Interview: Chhattisgarh Janta Congress Chief Shri Ajit Jogi

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election is scheduled in the late 2018 — But former Chief Minister of the state Shri Ajit Jogi’s announcement to set-up a new political party has led to speculations about its possible impact on the state’s bipolar politics currently dominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress. However, it is impossible at this stage to predict political gains Jogi’s new … Continue reading Interview: Chhattisgarh Janta Congress Chief Shri Ajit Jogi