Rush to Form Political Parties in India

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Several new political parties are being formed in India as the proposed amendment in the Finance Bill 2016 will enable them to receive foreign funding from ‘foreign’ sources. Some of the new parties are likely to be called ‘Green & Peace Party’, ‘Sabrang Party’, ‘Participatory Party’, ‘Human Rights Party’, ‘Collectives Party’, ‘Nationalist Party’, ‘Azaadi Party’, […]

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There Was Always Water

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Phoolo. I met Phoolo in the metro station in Gurgaon on my way to work on the morning of 6th April. As I was preparing to make a frantic dash across the station, I heard a soft voice asking me for help to swipe a token. I turned to see a middle aged woman. Frail […]

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Water Today: Source of Life or Death?

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The Mumbai High Court yesterday asked the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) why millions of litres of water should be used for preparing pitches for IPL cricket matches in Maharashtra this month when lakhs of households are thirsty in Latur and several other districts of the state due to severe drought. As […]

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लिखना जरूरी है

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Alok Pandey, Deputy Director, PRIA thinks writing is an important skill for development workers. His reflections come at the end of the first day of PRIA’s Learning Week, held between 4 and 9 April 2016. संवादों के बिना मानव जीवन अधूरा सा महसूस होता है। संवादों के अभाव में एक इंसान दूसरे इंसान तक अपनी […]

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