Vedanta, have faith; tribal belief is ecological
Tribal religious beliefs are codes to preserve resources critical to their people's survival. The recent Supreme Court order on the Vedanta …
Democracy's better half
Exclusive women's village councils are beginning to make a difference in India's rural areas. Are state governments ready to share power with them?
Two Andhra villages get bamboo rights
The gram panchayat can earn up to Rs 1 crore a year, says Jairam Ramesh