Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Gender Discrimination in Land Ownership
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Customs and practices, Shastric prescriptions and Muslim personal laws made their way into colonial laws and got consolidated in the
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Since the 1990s, India, constitutionally committed to socialism, has been slowly transformed into what many describe as 'India incorporated'. The
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