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Marathwada's drought: Makeshift camps offer makeshift solace to migrants

May 06, 2016

Marathwada's drought: Makeshift camps offer makeshift solace to migrants

Hidden behind a large municipal water tanker is a sign that announces the existence of a camp for distress migrants from the region of Marathwada in Maharashtra #CriticalPoint #Marathwada #Latur #Nanded #land encroachment #Jalna #MarathwadaDrought #Bhatwadi
For Jisha, Jyoti or just any other woman: Public or private, no space feels safe

May 05, 2016

For Jisha, Jyoti or just any other woman: Public or private, no space feels safe

Women's right to space - public or private - is a dicey issue in India, a male-dominated society. The recent crimes against women only reiterate that #India #CriticalPoint #Violence against women #Rape #Murder #Women in India #Patriarchy #Women's safety in India #Jisha
Bengaluru won't die in five years; it's already dead

May 05, 2016

Bengaluru won't die in five years; it's already dead

A study conducted by IISc predicts that Bengaluru will become a dead city in five years. In this writer's opinion, we have already reached that point. #urbanisation #CriticalPoint #Bengaluru #BBMP #Bangalore Development Authority #Encroachment #concretisation #population boom #lakes
The vulnerable watchdog: On World Press Freedom Day, here's a look at media independence

May 03, 2016

The vulnerable watchdog: On World Press Freedom Day, here's a look at media independence

On World Press Freedom Day, here is a look at the independence of the media around the world, and the varied threats it faces. #CriticalPoint #Journalism #News #Scribes #World Press Freedom Day #press freedom index #reporters #Indian Journalists #World Press Freedom
Rajdeep Sardesai walked out from an uneven battlefield: Time bells tolled for trolls

May 02, 2016

Rajdeep Sardesai walked out from an uneven battlefield: Time bells tolled for trolls

Do you blame Rajdeep Sardesai for walking away from the uneven battlefield? What would you do if your family members were attacked so viciously? #Internet #Twitter #CriticalPoint #Wikipedia #Rajdeep Sardesai #Trolls #Online trolls
Order to demolish Adarsh is welcome, but will corrupt nexus ever learn?

Apr 30, 2016

Order to demolish Adarsh is welcome, but will corrupt nexus ever learn?

An unfinished 31-storey Adarsh Housing society structure in Mumbai's prime real estate area of Colaba has for long stood as a living symbol of a corrupt nexus between the politicians, bureaucrats, some armed forces officers and builders. Worse, this scam was made out from what had began with a most noble cause idea — housing for Kargil war widows. #Corruption #Ashok Chavan #Vilasrao Deshmukh #CriticalPoint #Bombay High Court #Sushilkumar Shinde #demolition #Adarsh building #SN Patil