Society Watch – Jallikattu !!!

2017-01-31T03:31:29+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, Society|Tags: |

A lot of dust has been raised, not by the bulls participating in Jallikattu, but by people who speak for and against this ancient sport. Those who speak in favour of the sport are more vociferous than those who support a ban. Rightly or wrongly, the many people in Tamil [...]

Editorial – Society Watch – Women Empowerment: An Overused Term ??

2017-01-31T03:36:41+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, Society|Tags: |

Since the late 1970s, the term ‘empowerment’ has been liberally applied by academics and aid workers in the English-speaking world, including in social services, social psychology, public health, adult literacy and community development. The field of international development has also embraced the term enthusiastically and the idea of empowerment features [...]

Editorial – Society Watch – Bastar beyond Maoists: tale of a rich region and its poor people !!!

2017-01-31T03:38:12+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, Society|Tags: |

For all of us in the 21st century, Bastar is a landscape of forests, tribals and a bloody battleground for security forces and the armed insurgents known as Maoists. One way, it is a landscape of perceptions. Unless one ventures into this area in Chhattisgarh. From Jagdalpur to Dantewada, the road [...]

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