Category: South Asia

No aadhaar, no ration? Hard blow by Gujarat govt on poor and marginalized

By Pankti Jog* Only those who have aadhaar registration and linked it with ration card will get ration from a Public Distribution System (PDS) shop. This decision of the Gujarat government has hit very badly thousands of poor and marginalized communities of Gujarat, especially during the drought year. The Gujarat […]

“I knew I couldn’t stay silent anymore”: meet the women fighting sexual violence in Nepal

Punjita Pradhan (front centre) with other activists Photo: Amnesty International South Asia it’s awards season in Hollywood, and a year since a #MeToo-dominated Oscars ceremony made sexual harassment a global talking point. Critics will be watching to see what, if anything, has changed in the film industry since the Harvey […]

India’s Mineral fund “fails to benefit” people living in deep poverty in mining districts

From the Counterview Desk The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel in its Forty-Seventh Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on “Implementation of District Mineral Foundation (DMF) and Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY)”, relating to the Ministry of Mines, has regretted that out of-of 81,624 projects sanctioned under the […]

Delhi’s 30th Mango Festival a refreshing delight

Photo: Delhi Tourism By Rajeev Sharma NEW DELHI, 8 July: The 30th Mango Festival once again brought together thousands of people and their love for mangoes. The three-day festival at the Dilli Haat, Janakpuri was a refreshing delight for people who gathered to see more than 500 varieties of mangoes […]

India after 4 years of Modi: Stagnant job growth, concern over lynching’s, no engagement with the fourth estate, China biggest challenge in foreign policy

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 27 June: The four years of the Modi government came under critical scrutiny by four prominent scholars (Dr. Pradeep Taneja, University of Melbourne, Dr. Alex Davis, La Trobe University, Dr. Anand Kulkarni, RMIT and Dr. Bob Smith, RMIT.) at an event organised by the Australia […]