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Reports From the States

Reports From the States
Tigers from Ranthambhore National Park move through degraded and fragmented forest patches and agricultural fields to reach Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary and Madhav National Park—two of the most...
The demolition and displacement of two major slums in Vadodara has revealed that little, if any, of the pervasive communal politics has changed in Gujarat. This coupled with anti-poor policies of the...
A burgeoning elderly population looking for senior living institutions has led to the mushrooming of Old Age Homes (OAHs) not only in West Bengal but also in other states and union territories. The...
The seemingly intractable Hmar question in Mizoram has erupted again with the resuming of violent clashes between HPC (D) and the state government. Sporadic violence is becoming the norm in the state...
The Bodoland Territorial Area District elections this time has seen votes getting split between multiple parties. Will the Bodoland People’s Front, who have been allegedly involved in violence...
The tide of police excess and impunity in Chhattisgarh does not seem to end. The tale of Bellala Padma, a political prisoner in Chhattisgarh prisons for the last eight years, reveals what goes behind...
The heritage boundary is no longer an exercise of scholarly discourse but an antagonistic boundary between human rights and world heritage.
An open letter to Vasundhara Raje, chief minister of Rajasthan, on why the Policy for Public Private Partnerships in School Education 2015 in Rajasthan will damage public education in the state.
Several highly polluting industries—stone quarries, oil refinery, parasitic rubber plantations—as well as encroachment from locals, are adversely affecting the biodiversity of the Kaziranga National...
The polarising debate around Ustad or T-24 who killed a forest guard in Ranthambhore National Park, and was eventually relocated, will serve little to address complex problems of conservation. This...
Despite widespread support on the importance of participatory planning and local knowledge networks, a clear boundary remains between those who make decisions about world heritage and those living...
Sopore in north Kashmir is in grip of fear and anxiety after six people were killed in less than a month’s time. Separatist and militant groups blame the government and security agencies for the...
Massive footfalls at pilgrim towns increase the risk of major accidents and disrupt the local ecology. The Kerala state government’s plan to make the Sabarimala temple town a national pilgrim centre...
A proposed new airport in North Goa has brought to the fore the old North Goa–South Goa feud. With the current Bharatiya Janata Party government determined to make the project a success, they could...
Delhi's chest thumping journalists have become mere stenographers of power, forgetting to ask questions and interrogate official narratives. A journalist from Manipur recounts the events leading up...

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