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Kandhamal: Whither Justice for Violence Victims | Book review

April 5, 2017 - 5:57 pm in Society

Book Review Kandhalmal: Introspection for Initiative for Justice 2007-2015, Vrinda Grover and Saumya Uma Media House and United Christian Forum, Delhi 2017 Violence is the bane of Indian society and a manifest agenda of communal forces, which thrive on divisive…

Kandhamal: A Long Wait for Justice

August 25, 2016 - 11:24 am in Rights

Today, nearly a decade later when we remember with pain the horrific violence of Kandhmal in 2008, many issues related to the state of affairs of communal…

Did Ashoka’s embracing Buddhism, promoting Ahimsa Weaken India?

July 8, 2016 - 7:20 pm in Faiths

The Past is used by communal politics for their present political agenda. In India, on one hand, we have the use of medieval history where the Muslim…

Adivasis quit homeland due to economic poverty and social insecurity

June 18, 2016 - 12:50 pm in Culture, Reforms

Adivasis leaving their homeland in waves - searching for a way out of  economic poverty and social insecurity During the recent years three types of migration waves are taking place in the Adivasi dominant states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal.…

Odisha villagers denied access to basic health facilities

August 14, 2015 - 7:39 pm in Health

Netri Chhatria of Junapani Village could not avail the service of institutional delivery because she was unable to pay for the transport to visit the nearest Community Health Centre at Komna, the block headquarters, located at a distance of 57 kilometers…