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The real cost of big development projects

As Gujaratis celebrate the Sardar Sarovar Dam, they might pause to reflect on whether it would restore to the most marginalized Gujaratisfarmers and adivasiscontrol over their lives

4 min read21 Sep 2017
Opinion

Glib justification and the Narmada project

Transparency has remained at a premium with the Narmada project

3 min read17 Aug 2017
Opinion

Human rights, dialogue and the Sardar Sarovar project

There are several layers to the Narmada dam issue, besides that of economic and political considerations being bereft of human rights considerations

3 min read10 Aug 2017
Opinion

Democracy imperilled

Is India becoming a democracy where the form is maintained but the substance is snuffed out, a democracy where society is open but the state is closed?

5 min read17 Feb 2015
Opinion

Narmada, development and dispossession

The issue of compensation has been conflated with merits of infrastructure projects

3 min read11 Dec 2014
Opinion

Activists and their battle for legitimacy

The battle is not just to secure more rights for citizens, but to also strengthen our institutions to regulate, adjudicate and implement more effectively

3 min read5 Dec 2014
Opinion

India’s activist mess

The poor may have no roof over their heads but their decisions are rational, unlike those of their activist friends

4 min read2 Dec 2014
Industry

Gujarat gets NCA nod to raise height of Narmada dam

Decision by Narmada Control Authority has angered activists including Medha Patkar of Narmada Bachao Andolan

4 min read12 Jun 2014
Politics

AAP unveils Mumbai manifesto, vows to decriminalize gay sex

Repealing of IPC Section 377, ’zero tolerance’ towards crimes against women are some of AAP’s promises

1 min read10 Apr 2014
Politics

AAP lines up social activists as election candidates

Medha Patkar (Narmada Bachao Andolan), Rachna Dhingra (Bhopal gas tragedy) and Soni Sori (tribal rights) are a few of the activists fielded by AAP

3 min read7 Apr 2014
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