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Letters - July 31, 2012

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2012
Backdoor trade The write-up, “Death on mounds of a bumper crop” (July 1-15, 2012), is a realistic analysis of farmers’ woes in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. I have quit my corporate life to start farming. When I reached Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh in May, I saw many people making temporary shelters on their tractors or heaps of wheat and waiting outside procurement centres.

The name game

Issue Date: Jun 30, 2012
One of Nigeria’s best-known universities is embroiled in a row over its name. Students are protesting the renaming of University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University. Abiola, a politician who died in custody during military rule, is seen by many as a hero, but students say they should have been consulted first.

Who is a cartoon?

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012
It was a show of strength from the media and academia. At Delhi’s press club journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Paranjoy Guha Thakurtha, political scientist Yogendra Yadav, publisher Chiki Sarkar and activist Madhu Kishwar took potshots at the government for expunging a cartoon from political science textbooks.

Children once again

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012

Germany opts for the smart card

Why would Germany, the developed country that it is, come to India looking for solutions to deliver its educational subsidies?

Letters - April 30, 2012

Issue Date: Apr 30, 2012
Give coffee a chance

Matter of life and death

The two story building of community health centre in Malhipur in Jamunaha block in Shravasti district in Uttar Pradesh has separate rooms for doctors of every speciality. But all are locked due to the lack of staff. The Community Health Centre is run by only two general physicians. There is no staff nurse Photo by: Ankur Paliwal Read more: Cradles of hope (Cover Story) Read more: What ails Bundi? (Reporter's Diary) Read more: Children of a lesser god (Reporter's Diary)

Matter of life and death

A five month old boy is being given fluids through drip needles to subside excessive diarrhoea inside a small two-bedded ward having tattered mattresses and dirty floor with syringes strewn all over. It is the only ward open for public now in the Malhipur Community Health Centre in Jamunaha block in Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh. The hospital has no sweeper to keep it clean Photo by: Ankur Paliwal Read more: Cradles of hope (Cover Story) Read more: What ails Bundi? (Reporter's Diary) Read more: Children of a lesser god (Reporter's Diary)

Matter of life and death

The broken building of additional Public Health Centre in the Jalalpur village in Sareela blocks in Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh. No admission and deliveries can be conducted inside the crumbling building Photo by: Ankur Paliwal Read more: Cradles of hope (Cover Story) Read more: What ails Bundi? (Reporter's Diary) Read more: Children of a lesser god (Reporter's Diary)

Matter of life and death

The warmer (corner right) lying unused in the labour room in community health centre in Sirsia block in Uttar Pradesh because there is no staff to operate it. The new born infants are kept below the 200 watt bulb (seen besides the warmer) to prevent hypothermia Photo by: Ankur Paliwal Read more: Cradles of hope (Cover Story) Read more: What ails Bundi? (Reporter's Diary) Read more: Children of a lesser god (Reporter's Diary)
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