While the Modi factor plays a significant role in Gujarat, Raj Thackeray

If there is one burning issue that emerges from Maharashtra in the run-up to the elections, it is the agrarian crisis in the cotton belt of Vidarbha. The region has the world

The Mumbai skyline. After the Supreme Court

"The Constitution guarantees the right to life and to personal liberty. The values which underlie Article 21 of the Constitution are seriously eroded by deaths on such a systemic scale, as the facts before the court in relation to the State of Maharashtra demonstrate... .

SIX months ago, 65-year-old Kashinath Ravan Kolge killed himself by drinking pesticide. His wife Venubai Kolge says mounting debt drove him to suicide. "He had taken a loan to dig a borewell. But we did not get any water. We had no money left. The crops were yielding very little. It was a hopeless situation."

In a unique effort, three years after an earthquake devastated Kutch a group of women from villages across the affected region don the role of amateur film-makers in order to highlight the valiant