The world’s first private, performance-based investment aims to keep girls in rural Rajasthan in school. But can projects like that lead to high drop-out rates?
Land owners as well as builders have been affected by the Jaipur Development Authority’s botched up housing project.
After two women collapsed during the protest, state authorities agreed to meet with farmers’ leaders for talks.
Isha Foundation head urges people to give missed call in support but his campaign is silent on river-linking, pollution and water harvesting techniques.
With the future of artisans uncertain, this year’s Nine.Squares – Jaipur Design show is aimed at reflecting on how artisans can be integrated with the design community.
When leopard geckos walk on the desert sands of Gujarat and Rajasthan, their fat tails swing from side to side without touching the ground. If they lose their tails, do they change the way they walk?
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From the ban on cattle trade for slaughter to the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, the Centre’s changes to the agricultural sector aren’t going down well with Rajasthan farmers.
A petty dispute between a police constable and a couple late last night led to clashes between the locals and the police, following which the curfew was imposed.
“I had built a toilet but it had no water and I ran out of money to build a door. So I was out in fields when they came and took (arrested) us.”
Eight years after the state government’s affordable housing policy, municipal corporations, developers and the Rajasthan’s housing department are playing a game of hot potato.
The Swachh Bharat Mission’s unthinking obsession with ‘behavioural change’ is taking an unconscionable toll on the poorest.
Though the marginalised Sahariya community were allotted houses built by the government, the poor materials used have made them unliveable in the monsoon.
The Rajasthan chief minister should seek refuge not in the ambiguity of Kurosawa but in the wisdom of Martin Luther King.
The land of forts is equally a land of man-made water bodies, exemplifying a culture of valuing each drop of precious water.
The government had said that the reason behind this exercise was to stop the alleged misuse of schemes by “relatively well-to-do” families.
In the seventy-second episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about Rajasthan’s poor and India’s unemployment problem.
Unable to fix its public distribution system, the state government humiliates the poor by marking their houses.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.
Zafar Hussein intervened and tried to stop municipality officials from taking pictures of women defecating in the open, but was kicked, punched and beaten to death by them.
“Aaj main suspend ho jaunga, par tujhe joota zarur marunga (Even if I get suspended today, I’ll make sure I beat you up),” a police officer allegedly told one of the journalists.
The court has directed the state government to coordinate with the Centre and take necessary steps to declare cow as a national animal.
The state education department has stopped publishing textbooks and providing exam papers in Urdu, and no new posts for Urdu teachers are being advertised.
Although the state’s overall scenario needs improvement, some interventions have helped bring a social transformation in parts of rural Rajasthan society.
Himachal Pradesh is hurrying to build a dam in Renuka Valley that will benefit three regions quarrelling with each other about the water. Meanwhile, the valley’s peasants look lost about their future.
The introduction of a cow surcharge in Rajasthan means that anyone who makes a lease agreement, loans money or rents property, will have to pay an additional surcharge of 10% on stamp duty.
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Pehlu Khan succumbed to his injuries two days after him and four others were assaulted on the highway for allegedly transporting cows illegally.
Despite all the talk around river pollution, very little is being done to tackle or even monitor the poor quality of water in our rivers and the effluents flowing into them.
After a ruckus was created based on rumours of beef, the owner of the Hayat Rabbani is on the run, while the hotel’s manager and receptionist are in police custody.
At the Barefoot College in Tilonia, Rajasthan, women with little or no formal education can learn livelihood skills and play a leadership role in their communities.
The attack on Sanjay Leela Bhansali is only the latest instance of mobs taking justice into their own hands while the Rajasthan government remains unperturbed.
Efforts are being made to integrate traditional skills, such as puppetry and acrobatics, into socially relevant programmes and campaigns.
India’s seventh-most populous state is facing an education crisis, which the government hopes to resolve by partnering with Tata Trusts and Khan Academy.
Nai Disha is an initiative that rehabilitates manual scavengers, especially women, and provides them with vocational training to find alternative livelihoods.
An excerpt from the environmentalist’s Radiant Raindrops of Rajasthan.
The carcasses have been taken to the Deer Park in Pushkar for postmortem to know the exact cause of death.
For a community that trades in oxen, the rise in cow vigilantism has meant a loss of livelihood. Continued apathy from the state hasn’t helped.
Haryana has India’s worst child sex ratio, the number of females per thousand males in the age group 0-6, followed by Punjab (846) and Jammu & Kashmir (862).
Nanduwali in east Rajasthan started flowing again when the villagers decided to work with nature and not against it. The river is now lifeline to those settled on her banks.