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MASS CALL FOR MOVEMENT AGAINST UNJUST POLICIES

By Gladson Dungdung
Rourkela, 9 March, 2008

The deprived people of Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Manipur have declared the final struggle for regaining their ownership rights over land, forest, water and mines which are taken away from them in the name of development. The declaration was made in a mass meeting after a massive rally of 10 thousand people at Rourkela

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CHILDREN ARE IN TROUBLE IN MILITARY STATE OF INDIA

Rally cries for protecting child’s rightsImphal, January 23: After a public meeting held at Hapta Kangjeibung in protest against denial of due rights to the children of Manipur as a fallout of the atrocities being committed by the security forces under the shadow of AFSPA for the last many years, child rights activists and concerned citizens from all the districts

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TOGETHER, WALK THE TALK

NAFRE Jan Andolan (NAFRE People’s Movement) is mounting the nationwide ‘Jan Haq Yatra’, a Peoples’ Rights March demanding a just and equitable society.
The march started on January 23. Regional segments voiced local needs and demands were put before the government. The culmination in New Delhi on 26th and 27th of March will witness a sharing of experiences from across the country

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COME, TELL ME HOW YOU LIVE

It has become a cliché; almost a necessary cliché these days to say that there are two India’s. It is a no brainer to see and feel/experience these 2 Indias. One which glitters and glows like a jewel. With starry lights and seductive looks she ensnares us, and numbs us into a false sense of intoxication and well being.READ MORE

TRIBUTE TO A TROUBLED CHILD (HOOD)

I have stopped taking the train to office and it was high time I stopped. Mumbai local trains are now overflowing and you are not sure you can get down where you want to. So now I commute by the State Transport buses. Conductors are mostly arrogant and drivers drive as if they are taking you on your last journey.

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A BRIEF REFLECTION ON MY TWO DAYS IN LATUR

by Eric Linge

I am an active volunteer with CRY America, and basically what we do in CRY America is fundraise for projects in India. I was working for a private company in Mumbai over the summer, and while in Mumbai I took the opportunity to visit one of CRY’s projects in the interiors of Maharashtra. Specifically I visited a collection of villages around the town of Latur.

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OUR CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

Hi, being a PTA member of the Bombay Cambridge School, I have had opportunities to interact with a few parents, teachers and the Principal, and have always felt the need to reach out to many more parents.
The school magazine came as an opportunity to reach out to many more parents and children as the magazine is given out to every child.READ MORE

THE GIRL CHILD

I have only one request.

I do not ask for money

Although I have need of it,

I do not ask for meat . . .

I have only one request,

And all I ask is

That you remove

The road block

From my path.

– Song of an African Woman

When US citizen Sunita Williams literally reached for the stars, Indians back home were ecstatic, for Sunita is of Indian origin!

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CHILD ABUSE AND YOU…

We are such huge a notion of so many orthodox and customary beliefs, but we tend to overlook the most prevalent of sins in the society… Child Sexual Abuse. Young and impressionable minds are put through this torture unknowingly, and the worst part is that these kids do not know how to express it, for fear of rejection or anything

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REALLY GOLDEN???

Sixty years of independence, growing literacy rates, splurging economies… But is it really a golden era for the Indian child?

Streets of Delhi are still full with abundant child beggars, who are used as pawns by merciless people to gain easy money. Come a traffic signal, and 10s of kids jump up on the car windows to sell magazines and pirated books.

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PREM Visit

PREM- People’s Rural Education Movement

We started our journey on the 24th of June, 2007. I met Shilpa at VT station at 7:15pm and we thus walked to platform no. 7, where the Vidharba Express stood waiting for us! We found Sanjay sitting in the train anxiously looking for us, and there began our long and interesting trip to the beautiful Chikaldhara. We reached Badnera station on the 25th of June, at 6:40am.

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