Most Nomadic tribes were branded ‘born criminals’ during the British colonial rule; have remained on the margins of society since then
Uttarakhand tunnel collapse caused by a lapse in judgement
Child participation: Adolescent leadership should extend beyond schools to recognise children as political citizens
In pursuit of gender equality: Interpreting India’s changing sex ratio & strategies to adopt
(Electoral) promises to keep
Political parties have released ‘promises’ in the run-up to elections in 5 states; Will voters buy them?
Pay attention to what’s happening with the Loss & Damage Fund
Climate justice hangs in the balance, as developed countries look for exit routes and seek to narrow eligibility for ...
These lethal changes in India’s patent rules
The proposed amendments are a capitulation to Big Pharma and will undermine vital public health safeguards in the law
Is it time to rethink the definition & concept of ‘genocide’?
Why are some conflicts termed as ‘genocide’ and some as ‘crimes against humanity’, ‘political violence’ or ‘insurgency’?
How Chhattisgarh’s Baiga tribe secured habitat ownership in the face of eviction threats
State initially tried to ward off petition to grant habitat rights to community by saying there is no ministry-prescribed format
More give than take in secret trade deals
The tight secrecy over trade negotiations means citizens are not privy to the deals that affect them directly
Decades of underfunding, blockade have weakened Gaza’s health system — the siege has pushed it into abject crisis
It is uncertain what the health system of Gaza will look like in the future
Boomerangs, spears and rocks: The story of Pemulwuy who challenged colonial Sydney
As Australia’s First Nations reflect after a bruising ‘Voice To Parliament’ referendum, they can take heart from the Bidjigal ...
Climate finance beyond $100 billion: Are we close to agreeing on a new climate finance target?
Seventh Technical Expert Dialogue on the New Collective Quantified Goal highlighted well-known concerns, stressed need to accelerate determination of ...
Governments shouldn’t start massive projects in hills without consulting experts, local people
If Joshimath can sink due to the weight of houses and people, what about cutting mountains with explosives
Investment in girls’ education critical to arrest child marriages in Jharkhand
In Jharkhand, child marriages account for 7.3 per cent of marriages in rural areas and 3 per cent in ...
Every second extreme poor in the world is a child
India has some 52 million children in extreme poverty, according to an assessment by World Bank and UNICEF
Monsoon deficit spikes rural job demand under MGNREGS
Job demands in some states higher than recorded in COVID-19 pandemic
How the ‘strict’ Data Act is diluting RTI
The government made many provisions to insulate itself from most of the data protection, making it less transparent and ...
How companies got their way on biodiversity
Amendments to the Biodiversity Act let companies off the hook on having to share the benefits of using biological ...
Sustainable tourism needs to be built with the help of locals
It is not about managing a destination, but a community with permanent residents and tourists, the latter being understood ...
Critical to look beyond Bihar’s MGNREGA employment numbers
Agro-ecological suitability of MGNREGA works and created assets driving these employment figures are key lenses
Protecting endangered languages feels right, but does it really help people?
The theme of righting historical wrongs among minority groups assumes they will somehow benefit from defence of their language
Frittering away Nehru’s momentous legacy
India initiated production of critical drugs in 1951 with the aid of UN bodies to keep out patent blocks—a ...
Run-up to World EV Day: Battery passport, an opportunity for India
India should leverage its experience with Aadhaar / UPI to deploy scalable digital solutions in the battery value chain
How gender inequality is hindering Japan’s economic growth
Both the highly gendered workplace and unequal division of household labour mean that women are more likely than men ...