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No comic stuff

Former political cartoonist Sharad Sharma’s comics movement seeks to empower the rural population by teaching them to express their problems through comic strips, says Nikhil Walia

  Posted    21-Feb-2012    Vol 3 Issue 7
Food robbery
Food robbery

Depriving farmers of remunerative prices is a corporate conspiracy that plays out regularly. Biju Negi points at a few recent instances that only prove that FDI in retail cannot help farmers

  Posted    17-Feb-2012    Vol 3 Issue 7
No bullshit
No bullshit

Bowing to a five year campaign by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a government department stops using bullock carts leaving 465 cart owners and their families in the lurch

  Posted    13-Feb-2012    Vol 3 Issue 6
Rising heat
Rising heat

By demanding the removal of atomic scientist M R Srinivasan from the expert panel, anti- Kudankulam nuclear plant activists have shown that they would not hesitate to take on Jayalalithaa

  Posted    11-Feb-2012    Vol 3 Issue 6
By her grace
By her grace

A woman’s urge to put an end to the illegal practice of ‘dedicating’ young girls to Gods, thus depriving them of all human dignity, has saved many dalit teenagers from becoming joginis. Kavita Kanan Chandra finds out how Grace Nirmala did it

  Posted    11-Feb-2012    Vol 3 Issue 6
Neutral voice
Neutral voice

T Hanumantha Rao, former chief engineer of Andhra Pradesh's irrigation department tells Bharat Lal Seth that there is no need to decommission Mullaipieriyar dam, as it is safe

  Posted    30 Jan 2012    Vol 3 Issue 4
Iron lady
Iron lady

Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for 11 years, is an icon for all peace-lovers and activists fighting oppression. She tells Tripti Nath about the special man in her life, Desmond Cutinho

  Posted    15-Sep-2011    Vol 2 Issue 37
A Tamil supporter
A Tamil supporter

The Tamils of Sri Lanka now have a friend in Ram Vilas Paswan, who hit out at Mahinda Rajapakse at a convention on war crimes. Akash Bisht finds him to be the new champion of the Tamil cause

  Posted    13-May-2011    Vol 2 Issue 19
Anna Hazare’s man
Anna Hazare’s man

Swami Agnivesh was in the limelight when Anna Hazare went on a fast to press for the Lokpal Bill. But then, Agnivesh has been taking up public causes for quite a long time, says Akash Bisht

  Posted    15-Apr-2011    Vol 2 Issue 15
Vidarbha’s hope
Vidarbha’s hope

He is the hope for cotton farmers in Vidarbha, where suicides are a regular feature. Kavita Kanan Chandra meets Kishor Tiwari, who gave up a top job with an MNC to fight for farmers’ rights and sensitise the government on their problems

  Posted    07-Apr-2011    Vol 2 Issue 14
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