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Forests Are Our Lifeline And They Are Receding
  • Environment
  • April 28, 2019

Climate change threatens the very possibility of life on this planet. The dominant narrative of climate change is built around the reduction of emissions and the replacement of energy sources which ultimately goes to serve the interests of the same forces that have created the problem in the first place. The voice of the communities […]

Mumbai’s “Women March 4 Change” Campaigns against Hate Politics, as the City prepares for Monday Polls
  • News
  • April 28, 2019

  “Auratein uthi nahi toh zulm badhta jayega!” While major political patriarchs of the likes of Narendra Modi, Raj Thackerey, Uddhav Thackerey and Sharad Pawar are busy with final rounds of muscle-flexing rallies and meetings before the city goes for polls on Monday, around 25 women and a few men in Mumbai have been running […]

Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ Sikkim Unit Discharging Highly Toxic Wastewater Effluent In Tista River
  • Environment
  • April 27, 2019

The Sikkim unit of Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd is discharging huge quantities of highly toxic effluents into the Tista river. The contamination of Tista is not only going to adversely affect the state of Sikkim but also downstream areas, including many districts in West Bengal. A GroundXero report.     The Sikkim unit of Alembic Pharmaceuticals […]

বধ্যভূমি : একটি চিত্রকথামালা অথবা কথাচিত্রমালা
  • Art
  • April 26, 2019

  হয়তো রূপক। হয়তো এই সেই মালেক বেগমের গাঁ। খণ্ড-বিখণ্ড লাশরাজি। হয়তো এ বামনি ঝোরা হত্যাকাণ্ডের নাগরিক প্রতিচ্ছবি। হয়তো এই সেই পুকুর মরাই সবজি বাগানের লাশ ফেলে দেওয়া স্মার্ট সিটি, নিউ টাউন। বন্ধ চা বাগানের শ্রমিকের বর্তমান। তিলক শেঠ, কেয়া দাশগুপ্ত ও শুভেন্দু দাশগুপ্ত হৃদয়ক্ষরা এই কথাচিত্রমালা সাজিয়ে তুলেছেন। জানিয়েছেন মর্মের কথা স্পর্শ করুক সকলকে। […]

Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project, or Why Small Fishworkers are Boycotting Elections. Part Two.
  • Economy
  • April 24, 2019

One of the main peoples to be directly impacted by the fallout of Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project are the Koli fishing communities in the city. In an earlier report we spoke mainly about the effects of this on the city’s coastline and marine ecosystems. Here we focus on the impact on livelihoods of the Koli […]

Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project, or Why Small Fishworkers are Boycotting Elections. Part One.
  • Environment
  • April 23, 2019

One of the main peoples to be directly impacted by the fallout of Mumbai’s Coastal Road Project are the Koli fishing communities in the city. These people have sustained themselves on daily small-scale fishing off the city’s coast for centuries, and are amongst the first makers of today’s sprawling metropolis. They had however no prior […]