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RESISTING RAMPAL

‘Go back NTPC, get out India’ rahnuma ahmed Of all the slogans raised in protest against the coal power plant being built at Rampal in Bagerhat, this one’s the best.

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Kalpana’s Warriors

Remarkable: Noam Chomsky Absolutely stunning: Jess Worth. New Internationalist Magazine (Oxford) They told me you were quiet. But I felt the rage in your silence. That when you spoke, they rose above themselves. But I felt their fear. That they … Continue reading

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Drik’s 25th Anniversary

The dot matrix Olivetti printer was noisy. The XT computer came without a hard drive: two floppy disks uploaded the operating system. When the electricity went (as it often did), we had to reload it. Our bathroom doubled as our … Continue reading

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Not Just Another Brick In The Geopolitical Wall

By leveraging its ties with non-western powers, BRICS can check US hegemony RAMESH THAKUR Tehelka.com 2014-08-02 , Issue 31 Volume 11 A different worldview BRICS leaders profess a shared vision of inclusive global growth and the rapid socio-economic transformation of their own … Continue reading

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Where will India’s poor go?

‘Now, we have a democratically elected totalitarian government’ — Arundhati Roy Tahir Mehdi Updated about 5 hours ago Arundhati Roy IN Pakistan, apprehensions are rife about Narendra Modi’s flamboyant success. But fervent Modi supporters in the Indian middle classes prefer to … Continue reading

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DrikNews RVJN wins World Summit Award

Rural Visual Journalism Network The Rural Visual Journalism Network (RVJN) is an innovative initiative where trained district correspondents use Apple i-Pod Touch technology to produce multimedia stories from rural Bangladesh. The correspondents’ multimedia stories focus on addressing specific issues faced … Continue reading

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In pictures: India coal fires

Underground fires have been burning in the small dusty coal town of Jharia in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand for more than 80 years now. All efforts to put out the fires have been in vain. Photos: ©Arindam Mukherjee: … Continue reading

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Change the world, one photo at a time.

2013 PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards A stone crasher worker. Jaflong, Sylhet, Bangladesh. January 18, 2008. Photo: Khaled Hasan/Drik/Majority World MWC000752 THE ACTIVIST AWARDS – next submission period opens October 1, 2013 The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards identify outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with … Continue reading

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Amartya Sen: India’s dirty fighter

Half of Indians have no toilet. It’s one of many gigantic failures that have prompted Nobel prize-winning academic Amartya Sen to write a devastating critique of India’s economic boom Madeleine Bunting The Guardian The roses are blooming at the window in … Continue reading

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