Green power

A believer in democratisation of power, Anupam Jalote, who gave up an MNC job in 2008, is now set to launch his plant that will generate electricity with locally available biomass and organic waste. Akash Bisht meets the man with a mission

Just speech

The media does not follow the rules in certain matters, while the judiciary could be vindictive also, said Justice K Chandru, speaking at the Friends of Positive Journalism Conclave in Chennai

Cycling pad

An Auroville resident, Kathy Walkling, feels that women should switch over to washable sanitary napkins. She tells P C Vinoj Kumar about the cloth pads that she makes and their overall benefit for the user, the environment and the economy

Save ECR

The scenic East Coast Road that connects Chennai with several tourist destinations has turned into a death trap due to increase in number of accidents. KP Subramanian analyses the problem

Loo(ming) change

Putting an end to open defecation has changed a village in Rajasthan’s Tonk district. Yet the scheme to build toilets for all households in the area is fraught with hitches, says Haris Zargar

Rural rape

Debunking the theory that rape is an urban phenomenon, Tripti Nath comes out with statistics and case studies unraveling the secret of rural India, where rape is also a weapon for subjugation

 
Nuclear muddle

Raising fresh fears over the safety of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, Sam Rajappa says the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board can impose a fine of just Rs 500 for any oversight on safety

The bright side

The perseverance that enabled dark-skinned Monisha to overcome the insecurity and angst of her youth and emerge a confident woman should be an inspiring story for others, says Zippora Madhukar

A friendly force

A small army of friends have joined hands to strengthen TWL under the banner of the Friends of Positive Journalism, a forum that was launched two years ago. P C Vinoj Kumar has the details

Lanka let off

The UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka was too soft that it is unlikely to bring any succor to the Tamil people there. Sam Rajappa analyses the issue and says that India fell between two stools

Dangerous game

Is Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to India, Prasad Kariyawasam playing a dangerous game of dividing Indians? He has been accused of instigating the North Indians against the people of Tamil Nadu

Jaya’s googly

Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that IPL matches involving Sri Lankan players, umpires and other officials should not be played in Tamil Nadu

 
Clothing the poor

Identifying clothing as a basic necessity after food and shelter, a journalist couple, Anshu Gupta and Meenakshi, started a social venture, Goonj, providing ‘Cloth for Work’. Then they did more, reaching parts of 21 states, says Roohi Seghal

Bowled before play

Student outfit warns IPL against fielding Sri Lankan players in Chennai. Political parties echo the demand as the ‘Boycott Sri Lanka’ campaign gains momentum and casts its shadow on cricket

Historic moments

The Weekend Leader captures the ongoing students’ struggle in Tamil Nadu in photographs, even as the protests appear to be taking the shape of a popular movement for creation of Tamil Eelam

Milky Mist Cheese