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India ranked poorest in south Asia on hunger index

     Down to Earth —Author(s): Jitendra      The Global Hunger Index 2013 states global hunger levels have declined but south Asia still among the worse India has fared poorly as compared to its south Asian counterparts when it comes… Continue Reading →

India: Sterlisation by default: Where’s choice in family planning? #Vaw #Womenrights

Leena Uppal Aug 23, 2013 Odisha is a specific instance where the state continues to piggyback on female sterilisation to meet its development agenda, writes Leena Uppal. Khurda: World Population Day was marked by much fanfare in Odisha this year,… Continue Reading →

The dangers of nuclear hubris

Praful Bidwai, DNA   Nuclear weapons and aggression always go together. So do nuclear weapons, hubris and machismo. Aggressiveness — and readiness to wreak mass destruction or inflict great cruelties upon an adversary’s civilians — lies at the heart of… Continue Reading →

Anti-nuclear protesters lose in India, win in China

 Bill Weinberg A counterintuitive juxtaposition of news stories. First, in ostensibly democratic India, the country’s newest and largest nuclear power plant has just gone on line—despite years of angry protests by local peasants in Tamil Nadu state. The first unit… Continue Reading →

India loses up to $46 billion to malnourishment #WTFnews

__ Author(s): Jitendra Issue Date: 2013-5-29 Report by children’s non-profit links childhood malnourishment to educational performance, adult income and GDP   Malnutrition decrease the gross domestic product (GDP) in low- and middle-income countries, says a report by international non-profit Save… Continue Reading →

Surviving the First Day – State of the World’s Mothers 2013 #Vaw #Womenrights

From the Report…………….. “…….Each year, 3 million newborns die, making up nearly half (43 percent) of the world’s under-5 child deaths. And yet almost all newborn deaths originate from preventable and treatable causes: we already have the tools available to… Continue Reading →

Third gender and the poll vault in Pakistan

Sonya Fatah | Apr 16, 2013, 05.17 AM IST If, in the run-up to the general elections in Pakistan, you haven’t heard of a candidate by the name of Bindiya Rana, I won’t hold it against you. Centre-stage characters – Nawaz Sharif, Asif… Continue Reading →

Maharshtra – 2012 drought worse than in 1972; study blames govt mishandling

Ketaki Ghoge , Hindustan times , April 4, 2013 MUMBAI: The drought looming in one-third of the state has been compared to that in 1972. Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar, among others, termed it as worse than the one the… Continue Reading →

Sunita Bhuyan performs at #1billionrising -Mumbai #Vaw

Submitted by AT News on Sat, 16/02/2013 – 12:20 Violinist Sunita Bhuyan , the cultural Ambassador to the South Asia Women’s Fund, Sri Lanka performs at Bandstand amphitheatre, Mumbai during the celebration ofOne Billion Rising – Mumbai on February 14, 2013. Categories:… Continue Reading →

#India- Why subsidise the rape capital? #Vaw

Garga Chatterjee | Agency: DNA | Sunday, December 23, 2012 There should be no doubt at this point — Delhi is the rape capital of South Asia. No amount of regular manicuring of Lutyens lawns and NewDelhi-Gurgaon-style faux ‘cosmopolitanism’ can take… Continue Reading →

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