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Justice For Ehsan Jafri: A Timeline  

Justice For Ehsan Jafri: A Timeline  

Jun 29, 2022

Late Congress leader Ehsan Jafri's wife Zakia Jafri’s plea, alleging a 'larger conspiracy' in the 2002 Gujarat riots, remains unheard. 

Black, Indigenous Women To Be Most Affected By US Top Court's Abortion Ruling

Black, Indigenous Women To Be Most Affected By US Top Court's Abortion Ruling

Jun 26, 2022

Many activists and academicians say that this decision will erase years of efforts that women had put into getting a constitutional guarantee of reproductive rights.

Village Voice: Women In Rural India Speaking Up And Speaking Out

Village Voice: Women In Rural India Speaking Up And Speaking Out

Jun 15, 2022

The effect of the #MeToo movement can be seen percolating into India’s vast rural hinterlands. But a lot still remains to be done.

Tiger-Human Conflict: India Facing Impact Of 100 Years Of Deforestation, Says Wildlife Photographer Senthil Kumaran

Tiger-Human Conflict: India Facing Impact Of 100 Years Of Deforestation, Says Wildlife Photographer Senthil Kumaran

Jun 15, 2022

Independent wildlife photographer Senthil Kumaran who has been covering the man-animal conflict for a decade, speaks to Outlook regarding tiger conservation and the impact of environmental degradation and the slow loss of natural habitat for wildlife in India.

Understanding The Crux Of Human-Animal Conflict In India

Understanding The Crux Of Human-Animal Conflict In India

Jun 15, 2022

With emerging challenges like climate change, India needs a strong political will to address issues of wildlife conservation. India is home to various critically endangered species that require consistent efforts.

How Better Road Designs Can Cut Down Roadkill

How Better Road Designs Can Cut Down Roadkill

Jun 14, 2022

Innovations like underpasses, overpasses, and horizontal flyovers adopted in the West cannot entirely eliminate the risk of roadkill, but can certainly reduce it.

Leopards: The Unwitting Victims of Tiger Conservation

Leopards: The Unwitting Victims of Tiger Conservation

Jun 14, 2022

India's tiger-centric conservation approach is affecting the habitat of other carnivores, especially the leopard.

Translations On A New High In India After Geetanjali Shree's Booker Win

Translations On A New High In India After Geetanjali Shree's Booker Win

Jun 07, 2022

Trade publishers are now spending more on the marketing of translations. A 2022 report by the British Council on India literature and publishing sector found that Indian publishers have recognised the potential of translations and have begun investing in its marketing. 

From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

From Gyanvapi To Mathura: Another Mosque, Another Temple

May 25, 2022

A maze of ‘shell’ trusts and other bodies—some registered, some not—have been legally contesting the claims on the land on which Mathura’s Shahi Idgah mosque stands

Krishna Janmabhoomi Row: Meet Mathura's Muslim Craftsmen Who Make Dresses For 'Thakur Ji'

Krishna Janmabhoomi Row: Meet Mathura's Muslim Craftsmen Who Make Dresses For 'Thakur Ji'

May 25, 2022

In Vrindavan, Mathura, which is believed to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna, there are hundreds of shops selling outfits and crowns worn by different Hindu deities. Most of these are created by skilled Muslim artisans.

Heatwave Pangs: Why Heat Action Plans Are Need Of The Hour In India

Heatwave Pangs: Why Heat Action Plans Are Need Of The Hour In India

May 18, 2022

The first Heat Action Plan (HAP) was designed and implemented in Ahmedabad in 2013. With India experiencing severe and prolonged heatwave conditions this year, the effective planning and implementation of HAPs have become essential.

Accessible Tourism For Disabled Persons: Is It A Distant Dream In India?

Accessible Tourism For Disabled Persons: Is It A Distant Dream In India?

May 18, 2022

There is no data on how many people with disabilities travel every year. So there is a perception that people with disabilities don’t travel alone.

'Misused To Crush Dissenting Voices': Journalists On Being Slapped With Sedition Charges

'Misused To Crush Dissenting Voices': Journalists On Being Slapped With Sedition Charges

May 13, 2022

In January 2021 five prominent journalists – Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath, Anant Nath, and Vinod K Jose -- were booked under sedition law in five states over allegedly “spreading fake news of a farmer’s death during tractor rally”. 

Belly Of The Beast: How Climate Change Is Affecting India’s Farmers

Belly Of The Beast: How Climate Change Is Affecting India’s Farmers

May 12, 2022

Farmers are waking up to the threat of extreme heatwaves across India. Are our policymakers listening?

Chhattisgarh Tribals Protest Against Coal Mines In Hasdeo Arand Region

Chhattisgarh Tribals Protest Against Coal Mines In Hasdeo Arand Region

May 09, 2022

The areas cleared for mining are thickly forested and provide livelihood to Gonds and other tribes, besides sustaining huge biodiversity.

Does NEP Propagate Hindi Imposition? Debate Over State's Language Policy Continues

Does NEP Propagate Hindi Imposition? Debate Over State's Language Policy Continues

May 04, 2022

While many states have criticised the New Education Policy as a Hindi imposition, experts feel the importance it gives to mother tongues as a medium of instruction is a step in the right direction.

No Standard For Exams, Lack Of Books: Braille Script Faces Many Challenges In India

No Standard For Exams, Lack Of Books: Braille Script Faces Many Challenges In India

May 02, 2022

There is no standard system for the visually impaired to take exams in Braille in India. Availability of books in Braille is also a problem.

Food Production In India Faces Twin Challenges Of Pesticides And Monoculture

Food Production In India Faces Twin Challenges Of Pesticides And Monoculture

Apr 28, 2022

The Green Revolution revolutionised Indian food production but also introduced multiple new challenges, including deteriorating land quality, chemical infested food, and lower productivity of land.

'My Shop Was Legal': Jahangirpuri Demolition Raises Questions As Victims Cry Foul

'My Shop Was Legal': Jahangirpuri Demolition Raises Questions As Victims Cry Foul

Apr 21, 2022

Several residents of Jahangirpuri claimed they had no idea their shops would be demolished following a joint drive against 'illegal encroachment' on Wednesday, days after the Hanuman Jayanti violence.

Rashtra Sevika Samiti: The Women Cadres Of The Hindu Nationalist Movement

Rashtra Sevika Samiti: The Women Cadres Of The Hindu Nationalist Movement

Apr 19, 2022

The sevikas, who believe in 're-establishing a vibrant Hindu Rashtra', claim that the Rashtra Sevika Samiti provides them with emotional and intellectual support.

Need Of The Hour: An Education In Empathy

Need Of The Hour: An Education In Empathy

Apr 17, 2022

In this personal essay, an upper caste boy questions discriminatory rituals by giving instances of othering in lower castes.

The Slow And Steady Decline Of BSP

The Slow And Steady Decline Of BSP

Apr 13, 2022

Once considered a future PM, Mayawati’s cadre and Dalit voters seem to have lost faith in the BSP

Halloween A Pop Culture Hit But India Has Its Own Days Of The Dead

Halloween A Pop Culture Hit But India Has Its Own Days Of The Dead

Apr 13, 2022

In the West, All Saints' Day is celebrated to honour the dead ancestors – it is believed that their souls come to visit, on this day. In India, we have Bhoot Chaturdashi and many more.

Displaced In Naxal-state Violence, Bastar Adivasis Demand Rehabilitation

Displaced In Naxal-state Violence, Bastar Adivasis Demand Rehabilitation

Apr 08, 2022

Hundreds of displaced tribals of Chhattisgarh staged a protest at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, demanding rehabilitation under Forest Rights Act.

Meet The Desi Ghostbusters

Meet The Desi Ghostbusters

Apr 07, 2022

With its overload of superstition, myths, ghosts and evil spirits, the Indian market for ghost hunters is niche. But social media may have finally given it wings

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