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By Bhasker Tripathi and Saumya Tewari: Rajwada (Uttar Pradesh)/ Mumbai: Lean, intense and troubled, pea-and-wheat farmer Ramlal is not supposed to be in crisis. At 35, Ramlal (he uses only one name), is part of India’s farming elite, the 19% ...
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By Bhasker Tripathi and Saumya Tewari: Rajwada (Lalitpur district), Uttar Pradesh: When unseasonal downpour swept through his land last month, Kadore Kushwaha spent the night worrying. When the rain stopped the next day, he inspected his wheat farm. He returned, ...
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Video via Video Volunteers: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme, responsible for providing millions of Indians employment opportunities, has a special mandate to provide jobs for women. This emphasis is a bold move to tackle the inequality that ...
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By Jai Prakash Ojha: Dear Mulayam Singh ji, The Saifai Mahotsav has already begun. You have rightly argued that there is nothing wrong in organizing the festival as it provides an opportunity to the rural people to enjoy music and ...
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By IndiaSpend Team: Here is a number that most of you know: more people practice open defecation in India than anywhere in the world — more than 600 million individuals. Moreover, 60% of households in rural India do not have access ...
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By Harsh Mander: India has been conspicuously less successful than many other emerging economies in the scale, speed and depth of its reversal of poverty. But many scholars say that whatever one’s measures of poverty, young people on an average ...
rahul-badaun

By Mayank Jain: Two teenage girls, 12 and 15 years of age get gang raped during the night and their bodies are found hanging on the village tree in the morning. The accused are from an influential background so the ...
Villagers stare at the hanging bodies of the two minors raped in Uttar Pradesh.

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By Anshul Tewari: There’s a slim chance that you were not exposed to the brutal images of the two minor girls who were gang-raped and hanged from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district. The girls, cousins, were ...
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By Prachi Salve: India’s overall crime numbers continue to rise, but do the degrees of reporting vary depending on which Government is in power at the state level? And does it get further skewed by the comfort a community might have ...
freedom-of-the-press

By Adrija Shukla: Recently, there was a news item in the Times of India that ‘India slips in the global ranking for freedom of the press’. India has been ranked at the 140th position, with the countries that are regarded ...
UP politics

By Nishant Chhinkwani: Uttar Pradesh, or the heartland state in popular terminology, has always played a pivotal role in deciding the ruler of the nation. With a population surpassing 200 million as of the 2011 census, U.P. holds the key ...
college

By Lata Jha: After spending two years away from home in college in a different city, a couple of us friends sat together, reminiscing. The most interesting, unforgettable moment of the conversation for me came from a friend, an engineering ...
politics

By Ridhi Murari: When we talk about Politics in India one societal norm that stands out is the use of religion to gain votes. Whether we talk about Shiv Sena or the concept of Hindutva and the use of religious ...
Muzaffarnagar Riots

By Ujjawal Choudhary: 12 killed and 40 injured, 5 more killed in fresh violence in Muzaffarnagar. These were the visible headlines in all the leading national newspapers and news channels a few days ago. As expected, it was perfectly complimented ...
muzaffarnagar

By Soumya Raj: There is an imaginary red hot iron baton between any two communities in Uttar Pradesh. And the people keep using it to brand each other at any given opportunity. In the first eight months of 2013, record ...
durga shakti

By Mani Agarwal: An aspiring youth of India giving up the “simple life of a common man”, private job, settled married life away from the abstruse system of our country, prepares for one of the world’s most competitive exams (UPSC); only ...
clay mining

By Anuj Jindal: The suspension of SDM of Gautam Budh Nagar has raised the issue of ongoing illegal sand mining in areas of Uttar Pradesh and the entire country in general. Sand mining comes under “minor minerals mining (which includes ...
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By Nimisha Jain: Rural India has been in a gloomy state for long and its stagnant condition is highly attributed to its ignorant as well as ignored population. But now it’s time for a change; change for the better. Now, ...

Our latest caller Abhishek Pandey from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh shares his opinions and talks about the fact that the Indian youth need more employment opportunities than unemployment allowances. Listen to the audio below: In September 2012, 96,000 youth from Uttar ...
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By Upasana Sharma:  Indian politicians and political parties seem to be suffering from assorted forms of phobias. Apart from the known ones, which even the mere mortal citizens suffer from, our mighty politicians suffer from new 21st century phobias like, ...
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By Shruti Kesavan: “It is not lack of knowledge which prevented the tragedy; it was the inability to implement what we know.” ~ Nassir Ghaemi The recent case where two teachers in Hisar, Haryana district were suspended for passing lewd comments ...
Babri-Mosque

By Karmanye Thadani: All of us know about the Babri Masjid and its demolition on 6th December 1992 by Hindu extremists, and today, we will complete two decades of this tragedy. As an Indian citizen who accords primacy to the rule ...

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