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Land

A land of their own

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2014
In popular iconography, a farmer is a man with a moustache, wearing a turban and holding a plough on his shoulder. What about women farmers? A few months ago, my eight-year old-nephew asked, “Why do you need to qualify farmer to represent women far mers? Isn’t ‘farmer’ a gender-neutral word?” It was a valid question.

Letters - October 16-31, 2013

Issue Date: Oct 31, 2013
Need to go organic

Taken by the horns

Issue Date: Sep 30, 2013

Graziers protest land diversion

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Aug 31, 2013

Tussle over land

Issue Date: Aug 15, 2013
The government is trying hard to to pass the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012, in the current monsoon session of Parliament.

Tribals play hardball on land rights

Issue Date: Jul 15, 2013
THE revenue office of Jawhar in Maharashtra’s Thane district witnessed an unusual sight on June 18. About 30 tribals from Anantpur village of Jawhar had congregated at the office for the hearing of their first RTI appeals.

Blood, sweat and tears

Issue Date: May 15, 2013

A compromised consensus

Issue Date: May 15, 2013
AFTER 19 months of intense negotiations between the ruling United Progressive Alliance government and opposition parties, the Land Acquisition (Rehabilitation and Resettlement) Bill of 2011 is close to being passed by Parliament. On April 18, the government claimed that all major political parties have reached a “broad consensus” on the Bill.

Letters - April 15-31, 2013

Issue Date: Apr 30, 1996
Passive Choice

Long road to justice

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2013
With most political parties having set their sights on the 2014 national elections, the Congress-led UPA government is surely hoping for a repeat of the 2009 miracle. A good part of the credit for the 2009 victory has been given to progressive legislation like the employment guarantee Act. It is no surprise then that the Congress is looking at more such pieces of legislation before the country goes to the polls.
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