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Metro Rail Projects in India

A Study in Project Planning

By M. Ramachandran, OUP, New Delhi, November 2011, 195 pages, £ 19.99
The metro rail system introduced in major Indian cities in recent years has resulted in significant improvements in the country’s transportation infrastructure and intra-city connectivity. This first-of-its-kind study maps the (...)

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Film: Witness to a changing world

By Shoma Chatterji

Akanksha Joshi’s film chronicles the changing world through the lives of age-old communities and the adaptations they are forced into. Shoma Chatterji reviews Earth Witness.
Earth Witness. Reflections on the Times and the Timeless is a documentary film made by Akanksha Joshi. It won the Best (...)

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India: No room for development

By T.K. Rajalkshmi

The housing and houselisting census data do not paint a rosy picture of India in terms of basic amenities for its households.
The data on household amenities and assets, released recently by the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, are a stark reminder of the (...)

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Potential of BRICS

By Jayati Ghosh

Despite their differences, its member-countries face some common challenges, which they could address by developing new, coordinated strategies.
Strange things happen in the world. Imagine the formation of a grouping of countries spread across the globe only for the simple reason that an (...)

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Sri Lanka: Lessons learnt?

By R.K. Radhaskrishnan

Post UNHRC resolution, the theme of “betrayal” and “conspiracy” has taken centre stage in the country.
Ever since the guns fell silent in May 2009 in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province, which was once held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), there has not been a single instance of residual (...)

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Water Commons, Water Citizenship and Water Security

"(The) water crisis is largely our own making. It has resulted not from the natural limitations of the water supply or lack of financing and appropriate technologies, even though these are important factors, but rather from profound failures in water governance.” – UNDP on water governance
“What (...)

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What to do about Syria?

By Johan Galtung

We all feel desperate watching the horrible killings, the suffering of the bereaved and the whole population. But what can be done?
Could it be that the U.N., and governments in general, have a tendency to repeat the same mistake, starting at the wrong end? They usually apply this formula: (...)

, by Dissident Voice (DV)

Social or Anti-Social Media?

By Frank Scott

"If we want to save life and humanity, we are obliged to end the capitalist system." Bolivian President Evo Morales
We hear and read that the economy is rebounding – again – and this during a multi billion dollar presidential campaign. Gee. Threats of more foreign wars are also unrelated to (...)

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The Root of All Evil? The Dollar, the BRICS and South Africa

By Leonard Gentle

South Africa (SA) is attending its second meeting of the BRICS group of countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and SA. The summit, which took place today March 29 2012, in India, is themed "BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity".
In his address to the BRICS summit, (...)

OCCUPY RIO!

This document was a collaborative effort by Alliance for Democracy, Council of Canadians, Earth Law Center, Food & Water Watch, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy and the International Indian Treaty Council.
The Road to Rio+20: Why You Should Care and What You Can Do
From June (...)

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REDD Realities

How strategies to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation could impact on biodiversity and Indigenous Peoples in developing countries
Executive Summary
This publication includes independent monitoring reports on the development of national strategies to Reduce Emissions (...)

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The Pentagon’s Southasia

By Kanak Mani Dixit

A new web portal run by the US military could herald an interventionist rather than home-grown regionalism.
In December 2011, a new Southasiannews portal became available on the web – Khabar South Asia. This could have been a welcome development, given the decades-long campaign to promote (...)

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Tibet burning

By Topden Tsering

A close look at past and present shows the self-immolators and their struggle to be anything but apolitical.
The string of self-immolations inside Tibet – started in 2009 by a Kirti Monastery monk named Tapey and which most recently claimed two monks in Barkham County on 30 March – shows no sign (...)

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India’s Budget: Losing direction

By Jayati Ghosh

The Budget provides proof of the United Progressive Alliance government having forgotten the importance of its own “flagship schemes”.
BUDGET 2012-13 provides conclusive proof that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has lost its way. It has managed the remarkable feat of upsetting (...)

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Arab Spring and the social media

By Sashi Kumar

The buzz generated online at momentous junctures, such as the uprisings in the Arab world, is certainly more than mere static.
[...] The nature and scope of the agency of the social media in the Arab Spring are, given the continuing flux in the region, a developing story. But the reading in (...)

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Report: Executions Increased in 2011 due to Arab Spring

US ranked fifth in executions with 43 in 2011, Amnesty International reports
Amnesty International has released its annual report on executions and the death penalty and found that executions were up in 2011. The increase, accoring to the report, is largely due to the reaction of Middle (...)

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A new historical moment ?

By Nicola Bullard

We are facing a cynical response from the elites concerning the ecological and economic crises. What is being sold to us as green economy is nothing but an attempt to have a new round of expansion of capitalism. It is an extension of neoliberalism, a new green Washington consensus, attempting (...)

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Reclaiming ’common sense’: new pamphlet is a rallying cry to the 99%

By Guy Aitchison

Today marks the launch of OurKingdom’s version of ‘Common Sense’, a new ebook by Dan Hind about the Occupy movement and deliberative politics. We are publishing the pamphlet in partnership with Myriad Editions and the New Left Project ↑ , who have brought out their own editions. Below, Guy (...)