Letter to Navin Kumar, Chief Secretary, Govt of Bihar from Medha Patkar on Utkal Asbestos Limited [UAL] in Vaishali, Bihar.

The rising tension, passion and stray incidents of violence in Kerala and Tamil Nadu over the Mullaperiyar dam have once again brought the focus on water conflicts in the country, control over natural resources of the communities and on the safety of
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Two new drugs hold promise for tuberculosis patients tuberculosis is a common and deadly disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It leads to 1.6 to 2 million deaths annually. Worse still, most of the bacterial strains are resistant to multiple drugs and their numbers are rising. The class of compounds called b-lactams, which also contains penicillin, is used to treat

Those who oppose the current pattern of high growth are often branded as anti-development. In this article two well-known dissenters state why they oppose the present mode of industrialisation in India and set out an alternative path, starting with a few practical steps.

Rivers, known as mother rivers in many local to regional languages, dialects and cultural idioms, are known as bedrocks of civilisation. River valley populations in the hilly gorges are thus civilisations within our larger civilisation.

Medha Patkar

"I am not a sadhubaba,' Baba Amte always made it a point to assert. The indomitable spirit behind the struggle towards a