When Religious Sentiments Become More Important Than Feeding Malnourished Children

A certain kind of food politics seems to have suddenly taken over the country.

posted by Rajyasree Sen|June 4, 2015   in Governance|23 comments


Crackdowns on campus: Academic freedom a fading memory in Sisi’s Egypt

University campuses, which became refuges for debate and dissent now face a crackdown on the pretext of combating terrorism.

posted by IFEX|June 2, 2015   in Articles|one comment


Compulsory Voting in Gujarat: Masterstroke Or Simply Impractical?

Experts say that it could be in violation of the Article 21 of the Constitution.

posted by Munish Kumar Raizada|June 1, 2015   in Governance|4 comments


Centre Withdraws Delhi’s Nomination For World Heritage Site Status

A lot of Delhi’s dying arts, like block printing and stone inlaying, could have found patrons.

posted by Rahul Dhanuka|June 1, 2015   in Cheat Sheet|5 comments


Linking your Voter ID with Aadhaar is not mandatory & your name will not be deleted from the Voter List

Linking of Aadhaar with one’s Voter ID was publicised in the media as mandatory through the NERAP(National Electoral Rolls Purification & Authentication Program) and that failing to do so would result in deletion of names from the Voter list. Factly cuts through the confusion.

posted by Factly|May 27, 2015   in Governance|one comment

Rs 0: Spent by 55% Lok Sabha MPs on Constituencies

298 of 542 members of the Lok Sabha have not yet utilised their MP Local Area Development Scheme funds.

posted by IndiaSpend|May 26, 2015   in Governance|3 comments

Demolition And Dislocation In Gurgaon

A village with more than 100 years of history was razed to the ground to make way for an access road to a housing society in Sector 47 of Gurgaon.

posted by Manisha Pande|May 25, 2015   in Washboard|16 comments


The Government Intends to Amend the ‘Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984’ (PDPP Act)

The Union Home Ministry has proposed a set of amendments to the PDPP act, 1984 that seek to deter prospective violators from damaging public property during agitations. Factly lists out the amendments and encourages us to share our opinions about them with the government.

posted by Factly|May 25, 2015   in Governance|2 comments


Goats and More: An Anti-Poverty Guide For Modi

A new study that followed the lives of 21,000 of the world’s poorest people has shown that a new programme which endeavours to move the poorest people upwards and out of poverty, could have important implications for Narendra Modi’s government, as it attempts to move away from costlier, broad subsidies to clearly-targeted interventions.

posted by IndiaSpend|May 25, 2015   in Governance|7 comments


More Poor Children in School, 30% Suffer Malnutrition

Almost a third of 12-year-old children in Telangana showed signs of malnutrition. An IndiaSpend analysis.

posted by IndiaSpend|May 21, 2015   in Governance|5 comments

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