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Special Report

Seeking Reliance

Issue Date: Sep 15, 2000
a storm is brewing in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. It is not one that augurs well for a state known for the progress heralded by its computer-friendly and media-savvy chief minister Chandrababu Naidu.

Hide Burns

Author(s): Amit Shanker
Issue Date: Aug 31, 2000
in 1995, when Krishna Devi of Motipur village in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, had rashes all over her body she dismissed it as a minor ailment. But five years and several visits to the doctor later, the rashes have turned into large boils and the pain is excruciating.

Wasting Away

Issue Date: Aug 31, 2000
Hospitals no longer present a picture of neglect with a distasteful lingering aroma of disinfectant. Some of these modern institutions of succor are indistinguishable, in every way, from the glitzy structures that abound in the city.

To whale or not to whale

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2000

Beastly Existence

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2000

Bill Or Bull?

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2000
be it enacted in the fiftieth year of the republic of India..." So begins the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Bill ( ppv ) that had been introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 14, 1999. As the report is being written, the bill still awaits enactment. But then biodiversity-related bills have traditionally been associated with a string of delays.

Spare change

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2000

Meta Outstripped

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2000
even with social activism on the increase, there are cases of powerful industry managing to circumvent rules and bypass procedures to ensure their units get governmental approval to function, regardless of their polluting and degrading natures.

For the love of air

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2000
the exercise of developing methodologies for building two basic tools of air quality management for Delhi - an air quality index (aqi) and an emission inventory - was launched at an international workshop in the capital recently.
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