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Kerala – A “family matter”? Caste-patriarchy-politics nexus in a case of illegal adoption

By -Kalyani Menon Sen, Nivedita Menon, JM Rugma, Cynthia Stephen, Enakshi Ganguly I. Background This note is a product of our effort to investigate the “Kerala illegal adoption case” where a new-born infant was forcibly snatched and handed over to… Continue Reading →

MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation

Author(s): Moushumi Sharma  Date:Jul 9, 2014 Report shows good progress in areas like poverty alleviation and access to clean water and controlling diseases like TB, Malaria Some MDG targets, such as increasing access to sanitation and reducing child and maternal mortality… Continue Reading →

Kerala Dalit principal shunted out, for standing up to Education Minister #WTFnews

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvanathapuram | June 27, 2014 8:50 am   SUMMARY The transfer has triggered anger across the state and put the government on the defensive. A dalit principal of a girls’ high school has been transferred, days after she… Continue Reading →

New Kerala Case – Crackdown on anti-Modi slurs: College editors arrested #FOE

by Shruti Dhapola Jun 16, 2014 10:24 IST The crackdown against those who use ‘misuse’ their freedom of speech against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues and in the latest case of arrests, it’s the state of Kerala again. On… Continue Reading →

Kerala farmers fight to preserve world’s only variety of salt-resistant rice – and the ecosystem

As Scroll.in’s Mridula Chari and Harsha Vadlamani search for clouds along the west coast, they meet farmers who are attempting to return to a traditional system of alternating paddy and shrimp cultivation. Mridula Chari · Each year, Kerala’s backwaters attract around… Continue Reading →

Kerala women wrap themselves in banners to protest Badaun gang-rape #Vaw

IBNLive.com Jun 11, 2014 at 03:11pm IST New Delhi: The rape and hanging of two young girls at Badaun in Uttar Pradesh has failed to generate widespread protests and sympathy across India. There have been some protests and candlelight marches,… Continue Reading →

Narendra Modi on ‘negative faces’ list: 4 students and Principal booked in Kerala #FOE #WTFnews

The campus magazine for 2013-14 was released on June 4 and one of its pages titled ‘negative faces’ featured a photograph of Modi. The principal of a government polytechnic in Kerala and four students were among seven people booked by… Continue Reading →

If Gujarat is a model, then Kerala and Tamil Nadu, must be supermodels

May 10, 2014 The Gujarat middle Jean Drèze If Gujarat is a model, then the real toppers in development indicators, like Kerala and Tamil Nadu, must be supermodels In an earlier article published on this page (“The Gujarat Muddle,” April… Continue Reading →

Chithralekha – Dalit Women Auto Driver’s Protest draws wide support #Vaw

Chitralekhas mother who was denied the elderly pension and agricultural workers pension as a reaction against Chitralekha’s struggle. even she is participating in the agitation. today is the fifth day of it. picture and video: Aby Lizy Abraham Hashir K… Continue Reading →

Dalit Woman Auto Driver Again on the Warpath #Vaw

  Chitralekha, a Dalit woman auto driver who made it to the national headlines through her lonely crusade against the upper class political domination in Payyanur, is once again on the path of struggle, against the continuing victimisation on the… Continue Reading →

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