‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ looks less like a sincere effort to deconstruct and depict a complex reality, and more like an attempt to sidle up to one particular political party.
Divya Bharathi and her supporters wonder if the timing and very public nature of her arrest were meant to intimidate her into silence on the subject of manual scavenging.
While the government has said it wants to end manual scavenging, budgetary allocations for rehabilitation and better technologies are declining.
Lynching is a modern form of tribalism, where enemies – differentiated by religion, race, caste or ideology – are bracketed for elimination.
In the 40th episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the hype around triple talaq and Forbes magazine listing Mumbai and New Delhi in their list of 5 most polluted cities in the world.
Techniques such as the Fischer Tropsch Synthesis can be used to turn garbage into biogas and other fuels which also reduces carbon dioxide emissions.
Despite the many challenges before it, what AAP has achieved in Delhi during its two years in power is commendable. When compared to the purely negative campaigns of other parties, the decision is clear.
The formation of political opinions is not limited to how one accesses and consumes information. Familial and caste affiliations play a big role too.
Nai Disha is an initiative that rehabilitates manual scavengers, especially women, and provides them with vocational training to find alternative livelihoods.
The social objective is being converted into a writ that all must obey, with the state seeing citizens who are forced by poverty into open defecation as unsightly and inconvenient aberrations who must be bent and broken if need be.
Real change comes about when the people are empowered to participate in the decision making process
One reason why the BJP is going on a communication overdrive is because it actually thinks the mainstream media has not projected its policies in the right manner. The truth is something else.