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People as puppets
State denial of the basic rights of the poor is one that continues despite the form and composition of the government of the day, a denouement that activists who met at Bhopal recently in a convention on the Right to Food and Work feared. KATHYAYINI CHAMARAJ reports.
`Child development has been neglected'
You could spot him slogan-shouting in a rally with as much passion as writing a research paper on hunger. A pillar and a moving force behind the Right to Food Campaign, it would be no exaggeration to say that JEAN DRÈZE leads his entire life and work, thoughts and action towards realising an undiluted dream of a hunger free India. He speaks to SOWMYA KERBART SIVAKUMAR on crucial issues in child development today and the need to ensure universalisation of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme of the government.
The 10 contributors to Walking a Tightrope: New Writing from Asian Britain, had their brief particularly well defined for them. How successful have they been?
This is not a quiz book that can be read from cover to cover. Instead dip into it, flip through the pages, check out your favourite topics first and then move onto the rest.
As a top U.S. university, Stanford is in a privileged position to foster high-quality research and teaching on some key issues in Indian society, culture and civilisation. Yet, so far, it seems the varsity has only begun to scratch the surface, says JORGE HEINE.
Two sides of a coin
Swapan Debbarma worked for one militant organisation in Tripura, Bijoy Hrangkhawl is the erstwhile chief of another. Both surrendered, seeking to return to the mainstream. SAPTARSHI BHATTACHARYA speaks to them on life after the surrender.
Snapshots from Sitamarhi
Sitamarhi is a flood-prone district in North Bihar, while `Pratham' is a large-scale citizen's initiative to help every child to go to school. Many children in its programmes in Mumbai are from Sitamarhi. From 2003, about 200 children have returned from Mumbai to Sitamarhi, observes RUKMINI BANERJI.
Through the mirror
`A warm and moving portrayal of a neglected section of the community,' writes UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA of Sridhar Rangayan's "Gulabi Aaina".
FACE TO FACE
Aspiration as survival
"Has Homi Bhabha been translated into English," laments the reader, panting through the complexities of Nation and Narration or The Location of Culture. Yet they persevere, knowing that without Bhabha, their understanding of ...
It's been two years since he completed the critically-acclaimed "Dweepa" but he is still waiting for the right story for his next film. ARUNA CHANDARAJU talks to Girish Kasaravalli.
Challenging existing technology in mobility and intelligence, Helen Greiner, head of iRobot Corporation, plans to have robots taking on all dangerous jobs that humans do. A profile by DEEPA KANDASWAMY.
The real Athens
Athens is not actually a city preserved in amber for the fastidious connoisseur, says UDAY K. CHAKRABORTY.
Bronze with a silver lining
DIMPY MENON's latest show of bronzes "Moments" which concluded at Bangalore's Time and Space Art Gallery on August 18, is a landmark of sorts for her, an arrival; until this show, Dimpy did not title her works, feeling that the ...
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