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Data from the IMD shows a little over half of India’s area have received normal rains, and as much as 30% of area have seen excess rains of 20% or more compared to normal (Photo: Mint)

The fallout of an (ab)normal monsoon

2 min read . 03 Oct 2019
(Left) a file photo of RTI activist Aruna Roy at a protest rally for greater transparency in Rajasthan’s Beawar in 1996, and (right) members of the Congress party’s youth wing staging a protest against the RTI (Amendment) Bill, 2019, in New Delhi last week. (PTI)

Five ways to save the spirit of RTI

9 min read . 29 Jul 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his interaction with secretaries to the government this month. (Twitter@narendramodi)

The plan to reform India’s babudom

8 min read . 18 Jul 2019
Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. (PTI)
Ram Prasad Yadav (left) and Hanuman Prasad Yadav are small farmers from Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. They strongly feel that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power as he saved cows from slaughter and the country from terrorism. (Sayantan Bera/Mint)