Uttar Pradesh

Violence frame by frame

A new documentary looks at the build-up to the Muzaffarnagar riots and the aftermath.

| Jul 01, 2015

A profitable education

While India’s new Right to Education Act seeks to bring free and compulsory education for all children, it seems to short-change them through an unrealistic vision of the private sector’s involvement.

| Jun 01, 2010

Looking to the shadows

India’s unorganised labour has always played a critical part in the economy, but the only time New Delhi has paid attention has been to pass largely employer-friendly legislation. Two important draft bills are currently being …

| Aug 01, 2006

Jungle raj tourism vs. the people

In the mountain fastness of Nanda Devi, which gave the Chipko movement to Southasia, the local communities are battling the Uttaranchal authorities to retain benefits from tourists when they arrive - 'ecotourism' or not.

| May 27, 2006

‘Monolith India’ and the vote bank

Democracy has sharpened the popular diversity by transforming the masses into vote banks.

| May 07, 2004

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