‘Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies And Solutions From The Frontlines Of Climate Change’ Launches Globally

WECAN | November 02, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Calif. – A new online research and storytelling database, ‘Women Speak: Stories, Case Studies And Solutions From The Frontlines Of Climate Change’, has gone live around the world on November 1st, 2017, and will be highlighted throughout a November launch month as a critical tool for frontline leaders, policy makers, journalists, activists, educators, students, and all those seeking to understand and demonstrate why and how women are paramount to just action on climate change.Read More »

India: In Himachal Pradesh’s Kasauli, It’s a Fight between Technology and Tradition

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The Wire | November 02, 2017

Kasauli: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are fighting two very different battles in the Kasauli assembly constituency.

In 2012, in the last assembly elections, the saffron party’s Rajiv Sahjal barely edged out the Congress’s Vinod Sultanpuri by a slender margin of 24 votes. Sultanpuri and Sajhal will face off against each other yet again this time, with both parties leaving nothing to chance.Read More »

Acharya Narendra Deva : Life And Politics

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Countercurrents.org | October 22, 2017

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Acharya Narendra Deva, known as the patriarch and doyen of Indian socialism, was born on 31 October 1889 in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. But his ancestors came to UP from Sialkot. His schooling took place in Faizabad and higher education in Allahabad and Banaras. He obtained his law degree from Allahabad University and practiced law for some time. But his scholastic mind did not find satisfaction and he became a history teacher at Kashi Vidyapeeth in 1921. He was a serious scholar of history, archeology, religion, philosophy and culture. Having a good knowledge of Hindi, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali, German, French and English languages, the range of his study was quite vast but his mode of teaching was simple.Read More »

India: Dedicating a Dam doesn’t mean Problems of People Disappear, Government has a Responsibility

Time to Critically Debate the Disease of Development and Big Infrastructure and the Social and Environmental Costs Across the Country

SardarSarovar is not to Serve Gujarat’s Interest but to Serve Interests of Corporations

Frontier | September 22, 2017

The current model of development has a far wide acceptance by the political parties and executive, but has it been accepted by the Indian people, the vast majority which has silently suffered at its altar, questioned Hannan Mollah, former MP (CPIM) and Secretary, All India KisanSabha. He was speaking at a public meeting organized by Delhi Solidarity Group and National Alliance of People’s Movements titled ‘the Fallacy of Sardar Sarovar Dam and Development Debate Today‘ at the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi. The meeting was addressed by Usha Ramanathan, legal researcher, Sanjay Parikh, Senior Advocate of Supreme Court, Prof. K.B Saxena, former Secretary, GoI and Medha Patkar, SaraswatiBai and GokhruBhai of Narmada Bachao Andolan.

HannanMollah further emphasized that time has come to re-visit the cost-benefit analysis of a number of development project since independence, since all around we see things in decay after 70 years of independence. This is reflected in the current unrest in the rural hinterland and the grave situation of Indian agriculture forcing farmers to commit suicide and leaving farm labourers to die in penury. Read More »