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The drought in Kerala is so acute that farmers are sinking borewells on the river bed

Bharathapuzha, also known as the Nila, is the lifeline of Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu and Palakkad, Thrissur and Malappuram districts in Kerala.<p>…

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Water Pollution: SC Orders Closure Of Industrial Units Without Effluent Treatment Plants

In a major step to bring down pollution of water bodies including major rivers, the Supreme Court today directed state pollution control boards not …

Pollution

Voters in Ecuador choosing between change, continuity

Ecuadoreans are choosing Sunday between a candidate who vows to continue President Rafael Correa's populist platform or one of several more conservative contenders who pledge to attack corruption and cut taxes to stimulate the Andean nation's flagging economy.<p>Polls suggest it will be a tight …

Memory And Loss Haunt The Stories In 'The Refugees'

Even if you've read the news reports or seen the horrifying photographs, it's hard to fathom the terrible extent of the Syrian refugee crisis. The United States has accepted more than 10,000 Syrians fleeing the country's civil war, but that's a drop in the bucket — millions of Syrians have been …

Books

Episode 755: The Phone At The End Of The World

Some of this story may sound familiar. Some of it may sound downright bizarre.<p>In the late 2000s, Argentina was facing a slew of economic problems. The president was a charismatic populist with bold plans and the will to act. One of the things then-President Cristina Kirchner wanted to tackle: …

Five technologies that will change how we live

1. Biotech<p>Since the early 2000s, the cost of sequencing a human genome — determining the precise order of nucleotides within DNA molecules that …

Rohith: Not a Name but a Movement – Page 20183

18 Jan 2017,2:30PM<p>(17 Jan 2017):When Rohith Vemula hanged himself he had probably already bled out on his suicide note. His soul was brutally crushed …

Post-Politics to Post-Truth

POST-TRUTH? I thought we should be talking about post-politics. At a time when the ruins of politics-as-we-know accumulate in the holy lands of …

FBI warns Islamic State targeting US churches and holiday gatherings

The FBI issued a warning on Friday that Islamic State sympathisers are calling for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites in the United States.<p>The warning was issued after a publicly available list of US churches was posted on a social media site used by the jihadist group's …

French Government

SC asks RBI: 87 owe Rs 85000 crore, why not make their names public

Opposing the disclosure of names, counsel appearing for the RBI argued that there are some clauses of confidentiality in law that might not support …

India

Here are Google, Amazon, and Facebook’s secrets to hiring the best people

Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon. These top tech companies each receive over a quadrillion resumes per year (source needed). So it’s safe to say they have a good process for choosing the best job candidates. But what is it?<p>No, it’s not that list of popular Google interview questions …

How reforms killed Indian manufacturing

This year marks 25 years since the so-called “economic reforms” were launched in July 1991. By now, broad contours of the policies and practices that …

Towards a New Anti-Capitalist Politics

Beyond insularity and fragmentation<p>It should be clear by now that the expansive and democratic political imaginary of the movements makes the latter …

Michael A. Lebowitz, "Red Is the Primary Color of the Rainbow"

Although marketing regime change did not achieve its desired results in Venezuela, it continues to be explored there and elsewhere in many parts of …

Indian Express Delhi epaper dated Tue, 8 Dec 15

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The Tempest

{ONE}<p><b>YOU HAVE TO BE A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON</b> to celebrate a business milestone at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. But considering that Radhika and Prannoy Roy …

In Gujarat’s Patan district, separate anganwadis for Dalit children

In Hajipur’s two anganwadis, which take in children between six months and six years, untouchability is one of the first life lessons they …

India

He's Hindu. Male. Upper caste. And his cartoons take on the Prime Minister

The conversation about intolerance and pluralism may have hit drawing rooms in the past few weeks but for graphic artist Orijit Sen, it has been …

What is causing distress among erstwhile dominant castes?

Hardik Patel, leader of the agitation of Patidars demanding reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, said in a recent interview …

Is Untouchability in India Created by Islam?

by Kancha Ilaiah and Mohasina Anjum Ansari<p>Unouchability is a major social issue in India, even in the modern times. In the recent past it had also …

2 children of Dalit family burnt alive, parents injured in Faridabad

A nine-month-old girl and her toddler brother from a Dalit family were burnt alive in Faridabad after their house was set on fire early on Tuesday, …

Reading from the Left

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Caste and deprivation in India

S Subramanian<br>Repeated denial of certain ordinary rights to life and liberty to the SCs, STs<p>A WIDELY-RECOGNISED basic indicator of the socio-economic …

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A new business class: Dalits who turned first-generation entrepreneurs

From a mini solar plant to an e-commerce site for second-hand vouchers, a group of Dalits have turned into first-generation entrepreneurs, backed by …

India