WHEN I met Father Stan Swamy for the first time in 2006, he was the only recognized human rights activist in Jharkhand. We traveled several times to the dense forests of Jharkhand on fact-finding missions to probe the brutal killing of Adivasis by the security forces.
Born in Tamil Nadu on April 26, 1937, Father Stan was a Jesuit priest by training. But more than that, he was a fearless human rights activist—a fighter who insisted on the enforcement of the Indian Constitution, safeguarding laws and policies concerning the marginalized. Unfortunately, he was also implicated by the State for fighting for the cause of the marginalised.
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Dry as dust
has increased by 22 times the size of Delhi in the past 15 years. Rainfed farmlands and forests form a major chunk of this wasteland
Drought haunts India as a normal monsoon season nears end
Stream of conflict
Krishna river dispute shows why there is an urgent need to rethink the way inter-state rivers are managed and governed
A STITCH IN TIME
The recovery of the ozone layer has helped the world fight climate change
In the blue
After spending decades controlling atmospheric emission of mercury, the world wakes up to the possibility that rivers are a major source of the toxic metal in the oceans
Devil's in the Detail
Seven years, four committees and two draft regulations later, India still does not have a clear labelling system to warn consumers about harmful levels of fat, salt and sugar hiding in processed foods. These ingredients are responsible for the growing burden of obesity and noncommunicable diseases. But a powerful industry and a hesitant food regulator are busy derailing all efforts.
A mobile application provides people in rural areas of Bihar easy access to healthcare facilities
While the Centre trumpets its latest ban to eliminate single-use plastics, the fine print of the new rules tells otherwise
The government takes the usual market-regulatory steps every time there is a surge in prices of pulses—the primary source of protein for a majority of Indians. But shortfall in domestic production, the main reason behind the price rise, remains unaddressed. An analysis by VIVEK MISHRA, SHAGUN KAPIL, RAJU SAJWAN, ANIL ASHWANI SHARMA and BHAGIRATH
It is important to probe further when an effective system fails to rescue the malnourished children in a village
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LYNNE AZARCHI is the Executive Director of the Kidsbridge Tolerance Center in New Jersey. It is the only youth-oriented tolerance center in the US. The center focuses on providing an immersive learning experience for children from kindergarten to eighth grade around the strategies of bullying prevention, diversity appreciation and respect. In this interview with EMMA IVATURI, Lynne talks about Kidsbridge, key principles that every classroom carries, and the importance of empathy in a learning environment.
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FROM THE HIP
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