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Blog Posts by Latha Jishnu
Latha Jishnu

Senior Editor, Down To Earth.  Her concerns relate to the way power structures in society – business corporations, governments and lobbies – impact the lives of the powerless.

March 31, 2014

Chinese scientists appear to be more open to discussing the risks and ethics of new technologies than their Indian counterparts

February 28, 2014

Bad loans of public sector banks to business are more than double the food subsidy

December 31, 2013

Every other politician who is elected now is a crorepati, even those in the Aam Aadmi Party

November 30, 2013

Who do the candidates in the polls represent and how representative are their victories?

October 31, 2013

India tops the list of countries with huge numbers of modern slaves. But there is little outrage or concern here over what is an everyday reality

September 30, 2013

imageWho has heard of Eklehara village? I would wager that not many besides the 9,000-odd people who live there. It’s just one of the 96 villages in Parasia block (tehsil) of Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh that are very likely hard to distinguish one from the other except for the fact that many of these abut the mines of Western Coalfields.

August 29, 2013

The National Food Security Bill may not do much but what it does is essential

August 28, 2013

Why are lawmakers so ready to forego huge tax revenues on gold but baulk at spending on food for the poor?

July 31, 2013

Government claims a huge drop in poverty numbers but critical indicators—health, malnutrition and wages—continue to be grim. So how did the poor fare better?

July 15, 2013

imageThe white man’s burden never eases. Long after the sun set on colonial empires, the rich nations of the world who make the G8, the smallest and most powerful club of their group, are preparing for yet another onerous task.

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