He Ram! Sethu canal in trouble

Arun Ram, DNAINDIA.COM , January 31, 2007CHENNAI: Hindu religious groups have jumped onto the anti-Sethusamudram project bandwagon, and they have raised the mightiest of shields around their argument. Lord Ram himself.The believers are saying that…

Reality check on women's rights in India

T.K. RAJALAKSHMI, New York for FrontLine, Jan. 27-Feb. 09, 2007The Indian delegation faces tough questions on discrimination against women at a U.N. committee.Sati, painting by Rani Chitrakar THE Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against…

Democracy: Everywhere and Nowhere By B.R. GOWANI

Counter Punch Magazine, 15 Jan 2007 St.George BushThe word “democracy” is of Greek origin and means “people power,” from the combination of demos + kratia.Basically, what democracy then denotes is the power or rule (that…

Hindu Vahini emerges as a militant force

Rajesh N Singh, 31 Jan, 2007 TIMES NEWS NETWORK  LUCKNOW: Jobless youths, some from affluent families, have emerged as the new faces of militant Hindutva in the communal violence that has gripped Gorakhpur and nearby…

Koorumala project in Kerala – Environmental impact a…

A TECHNICAL REPORT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF THE PROPOSED KOORUMALA ROCK CRUSHER AND ARTIFICIAL SAND MANUFACTURING UNIT PROPOSED TO BE SET UP AT ELANJI VILLAGE, MUVATTUPUZHA TALUK,  ERNAKULAM DISTRICT,  KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.  Prepared…