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Lets Make the Phoenix Rise from Commonwealth Games 2010

Lets Make the Phoenix Rise from Commonwealth Games 2010

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Dola Banerjee, Bombayala Devi and Deepika Kumari who brought India the Gold in Archery at the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Ever since the CWG 2010, and even before that, the media, and through it all of us, are telling and sharing the scandals that revolved around the making of these Commonwealth Games. Corruption in awarding contracts and shoddy jobs done (or not done) are being highlighted and continue to be done so for the past one week. The sad stories highlight how private gains were made at a public cost, by people in the positions of power. This is a constant and recurring theme and the as has been the case before, those in positions of power refuse to take responsibility for the shoddy job, for civil contracts and all the other work that was required to make the Games a success...
Light A Candle for the Kondhs And Niyamgiri

Light A Candle for the Kondhs And Niyamgiri

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Orissa‘s Niyamgiri mountains are going to be mined for bauxite and the Kondh tribal community who have been living in these forests for generations in a sustainable manner will be dislocated. A pristine forest will be bulldozed to ground and with it humanity will lose a mountain that is a treasure of biodiversity and our collective ecological future in these times of climate change. As a show of solidarity and to appeal to the consciousness of the policymakers, five tribal Kondhs and people of Delhi will join hands for a candle light vigil gathering and staging of shows on Monday, 27th of July at Dilli Haat (opp INA market). Date: Monday, 27th July, 2009 Time: 6.00 pm Venue: Dilli Haat A Kondh representative will be in London on the same day to appeal to the shareholders of
Tiger Tiger…Dimming Out

Tiger Tiger…Dimming Out

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What does it take to save the tiger? Tiger - India's National animal and a flagship-umbrella species which facilitates the conservation of a large number of other species and that of our forests and wildlife resources. While this may answer the query of some tribal activist and several others on why the big cat should be saved on a priority basis, the larger question is what does it take to save the tiger? Clearly, Project Tiger has not been able to do much except save raise awareness on the need to save the tiger. Those who believed that the tiger will have to co-exist with the tribal people must be convinced by now that the tiger neither casts a vote nor selects civil society committees and will not abide. Neither fencing our National Parks (mainly a barrier for the tiger, sin

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