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The Formal Economy as Patriarchy: Vandana Shiva

To achieve economic equality, activist and author Vandana Shiva says we need to recognize the value of women’s work and start counting production, not just profits. WRITTEN BYJumana Farouky LONDON – In the middle of a conference ringing with the latest development… Continue Reading →

Unknown saviors of the environment: Thirty-five men create a forest from barren land

by Gurvinder Singh on 24 January 2020 A group of 35 men braved all odds to create a lush green forest by planting over 1.4 million saplings over the past fifteen years in Assam state in north-eastern India. The group say they’ve… Continue Reading →

India – Not a Happy Republic Day in Niyamgiri

 January 27, 2020 Odisha Government intensifies its war against the Dongria Kondh on the eve of Republic Day, writes Surya Shankar Dash. While India observed Republic Day, people at various places read out the the Preamble to the Constitution and unfurled… Continue Reading →

Padma Shri: ‘Beej Mata’ Wants Seed Movement To Reach Every Farmer

All these women, from tribal and hilly areas of Akole, are part of a self-help group assisted by 30-35 farmers. Rahibai Soma Popere Rahibai Soma Popere, a proponent of tradition farming with indigenous seeds who was awarded the Padma Shri… Continue Reading →

Nitin Gadkari Lobbied Environment Minister To Help Real Estate Firm Fined For Violating Green Laws

Just eight days after the Supreme Court imposed damages of at least Rs 105 cr on Goel Ganga Developers (India) Pvt. Ltd, Gadkari asked Dr. Harshvardhan to consider helping the company, official documents accessed by HuffPost India reveal.  27/01/2020 By… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra – Farmer suicides in state rise first time in 4 years

Priyanka.Kakodkar# Mumbai: Farmer suicides in Maharashtra have risen for the first time in four years. The state recorded 2,808 cases in 2019, as per revenue department data, higher by 47 than in 2018. The rise is significant because since 2015,… Continue Reading →

Mural artists from around the world find an off-the-wall flavour in Dharavi

The gritty neighbourhood of Dharavi is getting a new coat. Giant murals commissioned by a notfor-profit that invites artists to work in public spaces are adding a burst of colour. Since January 15, Elisa Capdevila Galiot has been the centre… Continue Reading →

Land Diverted For Mining, Agriculture Inflates India’s Total Forest Area

Rishika Pardikar January 21, 2020 Bengaluru: As much as 29.5% of land classified as forests in India’s government records does not have any forest cover, according to the India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2019. Some of these lands have been diverted for… Continue Reading →

Adani Carmichael coal: Do we need it or not?

If we are ramping up coal production abroad at a time when the IPCC and UN say it should drop, we should know what we are getting into By Tarun Gopalakrishnan Last Updated: Thursday 16 January 2020 This is the second in… Continue Reading →

Sleepless, penniless and hopeless on Brazilian streets

Shobhan SaxenaJANUARY 11, 2020 21:34 In the past seven years, the number of homeless families has increased about 16 times Last Sunday, Carlos da Silva, a 39-year-old homeless man, was sleeping on a pad of flattened cardboard boxes at a… Continue Reading →

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