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Harsh Mander, India caravan of peace

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October 2nd is a holiday in India. It’s the day Gandhi was born, in 1869. In India, we'd say, ‘it was written on his forehead’, that ... government institutions, for sure. But in many parts of India, Gandhi’s real legacy is forgotten or even ...

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India's 'the guest is divine' motto is failing to protect ... to pretend that racism and xenophobia don’t exist in India. It’s not even treated as a seriously criminal act. ... countries advising their nations to desist from supporting India’s bid for permanent membership of the United Nations ...
#MeToo India

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... on buses, public transport, almost any woman is game in India. Indian media, with a few exceptions, even now use the ... bottom pinching, breast touching. The legislation in India changed after the infamous 2012 brutal Delhi gang rape ...

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India has been ravaged by floods since time immemorial.  We ... grim south Asian scenario: over 1,200 people have died in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, as rains ravaged the ... Orleans have screamed about it from the rooftops. But in India, the voices of the wretchedly poor are given a cursory ...

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India has a long record of Hindu-Muslim hostility, linked to ... invasions by Muslim rulers centuries ago. The partition of India did not help matters. However, apart from sporadic ... ‘gau rakshas’, (cow protectors), roam across India, killing with impunity anyone they feel has violated ...

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... to work with slum dwellers, poor village folk, adivasis (India's indigenous people) and dalits, (people dubbed untouchable in India). We were sensitised to poverty, its causes and effects ... I moved to the Nilgiris to work with adivasis or tribals, India's indigenous communities. So I thought I'd seen it all. ...

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... Commons Licence An anti child trafficking campaign in India asks the public to photograph and share pictures child ... rescue centres for such children, in every district of India. But every such centre needs monitoring closely by ...

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... used since the start of the Independence movement in India. Nagpur, capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra in ... opposition to the growing fascist and anti women forces in India.’ It’s a rare note of hope in these troubled times. ...
Air pollution India: Smog near Delhi. Photo: Saurabh Kumar, Creative Commons

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... a Test match. It’s just not cricket! The situation in India, however, is not a game, but a matter of life and ... match to put the air pollution crisis centre stage? India was found to be the world leader for pollution deaths ... the Lancet Commission on pollution and health. Apparently, India recorded a shocking 2.51 million pollution -related ...
Indian women prohibition

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... expert, and formerly member of the Planning Commission of India – wrote an article confirming the rise of malnutrition in India. Apparently, the World Bank puts poverty in India at an appalling 21.2 per cent . This problem is not ...

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... vitriolic Facebook post by Francois Gautier, former India correspondent of French newspaper  Le Figaro and ... ‘Condolences on her death, but she was hard core anti-India, anti-army, anti-Hindu & wiling to go to any immoral ... length to score a(n) ideological point to support breaking India forces. She was given a “state funeral”!’ I doubt ...
A Jain Temple in the old part of Fort Cochin. Since they are feeding doves regularly here, tons of birds are flying around the temple, usually.

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... economic catastrophes, overshadowed a historic decision in India. A millennia-old blot on the history of Hinduism was ... against untouchability is something to shout about for India’s Dalits, who have, for several thousand years, faced ... guru and philosopher observed when he visited the south of India towards the end of the 19th century. In 1936 however, ...

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