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Dragon's agents

The Tamil homeland in Sri Lanka has come under the virtual suzerainty of China. Even as Colombo comes under the UNHRC scanner once again, Sam Rajappa identifies the Chinese proxies in India

A billion ways

The One Billion Rising campaign on Valentine’s Day is a movement without full stops, says Aditi Bishnoi, who spoke to women from different walks of life gathered in Delhi to be ‘over it’

It is confirmed

Farmers are killing themselves in Tamil Nadu due to crop failure. Though the government is denying it, a study by activists, S Kannaiyan and Jayaram Venkatesan, has confirmed the suicides

Hard blow

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa dealt a hard blow to the Sri Lankan racist regime by announcing her govt’s decision not to host the Asian Athletics Championship in which Sri Lanka will take part

Angry Goans

Goans are shouting: ‘NO to paedophiles’. With the government doing little to stop child abuse, though concerns had been raised earlier, they are now up in arms. Albertina Almeida tells us why

Changing times

A Kerala minister resigned from the cabinet in the 1960s after he was caught in a scandal involving a Congress worker, Padma Menon, but P J Kurien has survived a rape case, says Sam Rajappa

Kite shelter

Brothers Nadeem Shehzad and Mohammad Saud, who live in Chawri Bazaar area of Old Delhi, have built a shelter in their home for treating birds injured by manjha threads, says Ankur Paliwal

Growing protests

Bihar MLA Som Prakash Singh is now echoing the demands of Tamil Nadu politicians that war criminal accused Mahinda Rajapaksa should not be allowed to enter the country. Akash Bisht reports

Seize the moment

The need for a referendum on Eelam is more felt now as Sri Lanka is slipping into dictatorship, says P C Vinoj Kumar. Seize the opportunity and mobilize global support for the cause, he says

Burning indignity

By burning the ‘basket of indignity’, many manual scavengers shrugged off the past at a rally in Bhopal. Agrima Bhasin records the event, a harbinger for a better future of safai karmacharis

Easing pain

By assembling children suffering from cancer on a reed mat in the courtyard of AIIMS and involving them in group activity, an NGO, Cankids, has come up with a new therapy, says Rahul Chhabra

Timely report

Justice Verma Committee Report is a potential game-changer in the struggle for women’s rights. Pamela Philipose says the political system needs to translate the recommendations into laws now

Soft targets

Women have become soft targets in the government’s sterilization drive, which has caused many deaths. Swapna Mujamdar sees in the ‘target approach’ a violation of women’s reproductive rights

Inside story

As an insider, Amitabh Thakur knows the Indian Administrative Service well. Here, the UP cadre officer, who seeks a revamp of the system, explains how the British legacy has lost its relevance

Battle for land

Despite their leader, Dayamani Barla’s incarceration, tribals of Nagri in Jharkhand refuse to let go their farmland for elite institutions and are continuing their fight, says Moushumi Basu

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