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DEVELOPMENT INDUCED DISPLACEMENT IN WEST BENGAL - eBook by Abhijit Guha

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DEVELOPMENT INDUCED DISPLACEMENT IN WEST BENGAL




eBook by

Abhijit Guha


eBook available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/development-induced-displacement/p/1815/




The first striking thing one observes in this field is the virtual absence of any empirical and theoretical work on development induced displacement in West Bengal. This of course does not mean that displacement and rehabilitation are non-existent in West Bengal, which in the pre-Independence period, was the leading state in terms of industrialisation, and where, after Independence, large industries and thermal power plants have been built up displacing many families (including tribals) from their agricultural land and homes. West Bengal has also experienced large-scale mining on the western part of the state bordering Jharkhand.

In an article published in 1989, Walter Fernandes and his co-workers, quoting from Government sources, have shown that for the Durgapur Steel Plant in Bardhaman district of West Bengal 6,633.44 hect…

VARUN GANDHI - The Black Sheep of the Family?

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VARUN GANDHI: The Black Sheep of the family?


Susmita Dasgupta



E-ARTICLE AVAILABLE AT http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1857





Varun Gandhi is a young adult and was a candidate in the General Elections to the Parliament of India. He has been arrested and is currently released on bail for his incendiary invective against the Muslims, the largest community of India. Varun Gandhi hails from the famous Nehru-Gandhi dynasty largely composed of Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. While Nehru can be said to be the architect of modern India, his daughter, Mrs. Gandhi gave shape to India after Independence much as we know of it as today. Central to this Nehru-Gandhi legacy is the idea of India as a secular socialist sovereign democracy based upon inclusion, participation and equality of all Indian citizens. Varun Gandhi’s tirade against the Muslims thus comes as an out of character statement, represents at once a rebellion against his illustrious ancestry but also con…

FUNCTIONING OF THE NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH MISSION IN A SPECIFIC RURAL CONTEXT IN KARNATAKA: AN APPRAISAL

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FUNCTIONING OF THE NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH MISSION IN A SPECIFIC RURAL CONTEXT IN KARNATAKA: AN APPRAISAL


Professor K. S. Umamani



e-ARTCILE available at http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1883



The National Rural Health Mission (2005-12) was launched in April 2005 by GOI. It aims to provide effective healthcare to rural population throughout the country with a special focus on 18 states, which have weak public health indicators. These States are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Orissa, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh (GOI 2005).


Objectives: this pilot study is restricted to the following core components of the Mission:
a) To look into the functioning of Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY)
b) Utilization of untied funds at the Sub-centre and Primary Health Centre levels
c) Facility upgradation under NRHM
d) Working of Village Health and Sanitation C…

THE INCIPIENT TANTRISM OF BOROBUDUR

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THE INCIPIENT TANTRISM OF BOROBUDUR
Debashish Banerji



E-ARTICLE AVAILABLE AT http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1748

Ever since its discovery by Raffles in 1814, Borobudur has been an object of mystery. Its imposing size and the magnificence of its conception and carving aside, the uniqueness both of its structural design and its iconography among religious monuments, not only in its temporal and spatial proximity, but anywhere in the Indic world, has heightened its aspect of enigma, inviting conjecture on its intention. Who made Borobudur, what was it used for and why was it made the way it was made – these and similar questions arise immediately in connection with the monument. Though more than 150 years have passed since its discovery, none of these questions have been definitively answered, though some important preliminary headway has been made, in establishing the period of its construction and in conclusively identifying the textual sources of the carving.






Debashish Ba…

HOW HAS THE INDIAN STEEL INDUSTRY FARED THROUGH NEO-LIBERALISM?

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HOW HAS THE INDIAN STEEL INDUSTRY FARED THROUGH NEO-LIBERALISM?


Susmita Dasgupta




E-ARTICLE AVAILABLE AT http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1853


Ever since the FY 2003-04, India has been experiencing an economic boom. Riding high on this boom is the Indian steel industry. For the common man, the steel boom was experienced as never before increase in the prices of steel items. Between June 2003 and December 2008, the prices of rounds soared by 122%, TMT bars and wire rods by over 100%. Relatively lower rises were evident in flat products namely HR Coils registered a price rise of 56% and GP sheets, the most widely used and purchased steel item rose by only 36%. The present article explores how the Indian steel industry has behaved during this period of strong northward rush of steel prices.




Susmita Dasgupta is Deputy Chief Economist with the Ministry of Steel, India. She has over 18 years of experience covering a wide spectrum of management functions with experience of working w…

ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN INDIA - eBook

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ELECTRICITY INDUSTRY IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN INDIA



eBook by

Prof. M. Sarngadharan and Shina Radhakrishnan




E-BOOK AVAILABLE FROM IdeaIndia.Com AT www.ideaindia.com/electricity-industry-in-the-public-sector-in-india/p/1875/





Electricity has become the lifeblood of the modern world, without which the world will come to a virtual standstill. Any sluggishness in the growth of the electricity industry in any part of the world can throw the region far behind other regions in industrial, economic and social growth. Thus, power has been widely recognized as one of the key factors of infrastructure, for a sustained growth of the country. Electricity is a primary input factor on which the progress of the economy of a nation depends. Full utilization of other input factors, such as manpower, land including irrigation, and capital-related resources of an economy depend upon the availability of electricity. In other words, it is not only a key input factor but it also plays a strategic role in utilizing…

INTERVIEW WITH GULU EZEKIEL - SPORTS JOURNALIST, WRITER AND TV COMMENTATOR

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INTERVIEW
WITH
GULU EZEKIEL 
Sports journalist, writer and TV commentator
author of
SOURAV’
SACHIN’ and
CAPTAIN COOL: THE M. S. DHONI STORY’


Gulu Ezekiel is one of India’s best-known sports journalists and authors, with three decades of experience in print, and on radio, TV and Internet. He has previously been sports editor at the Asian Age, New Delhi TV and indya.com. Ezekiel is the author of 11 sports books, including seven on cricket, and has contributed to a dozen others published in India, Australia and England. Based since 1991 in New Delhi, in August 2001 Gulu launched GE Features, a features and syndication service. He has contributed to over 100 publications around the world and regularly airs his views on sporting issues on various TV news channels.
Below is the edited interview with the author giving his forthright views on India, sports, cricket and the IPL:
Q. You have been a sports journalist, writer and speaker for a few decades now – how have you seen sports change in I…

JAMSHED COOPER - PAINTER

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Jamshed Cooper is an artist, painter and cartoonist and here are some of his impressionist oil paintings of Indian village scenes - copyright Jamshed Cooper - all rights reserved



















COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE - HYDERABAD, INDIA - FEB 2011

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The 2011 Commonwealth Law Conference took place in Hyderabad, India this month and was attended by, amongst others, Prime Minister MANMOHAN SINGH, SOLI SORABJEE, Chief Justice of India S.H. KAPADIA, KAMALESH SHARMA, Chief Justice of Pakistan IFTIKHAR CHAUDHRY, MAX BOQWANA from South Africa, ALBIE SACHS from South Africa, Minister for Law and Justice VEERAPPA MOILY

Artists performing at the opening function

Prime Minister Speaking

Max Boqwana
Soli Sorabjee

Albie Sachs

PRADEEP VIJAYAKAR

Pradeep Vijayakar passed away from cancer at the start of the new year. This is a sad loss to his family and friends and to the sporting world.

Pradeep Vijayakar was the Assistant Editor of The Times of India which he has served since 1974. He taught in the Times of India School of Journalism. He was loved and well respected by his colleagues and students. His blog, SPORTVICARIOUS, appears on the Times of India website. He was a Times of India gold medallist from the Rajendra Prasad Institute of Mass Communications. He studied in Mumbai’s St Stanislaus High School, Bandra and St Xavier’s College, famous for sports and studies. He represented the Bombay University at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Course at Nagpur in 1972 He was a rare journalist who has covered a wide range of sports from cricket (5 World Cups) to kabaddi, from bridge to rugby and table tennis, archery, motor sports, martial arts, besides his beloved, cue sports. He played in the same college team as Ashok Mankad and…

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HOLY COW! - Re-incarnation with an Economic Twist

P. Sainath of  The Hindu newspaper, spoke to Zhavandia, a Vidarbha farmer in India, “We want to be born as European cows. India exported food grain at the rate of Rs 5.45 per kilo while selling the same to us at Rs 6.40. The exports were meant for the European cow.” This story was told to delegates at the Commonwealth Law Conference in Hyderabad on 7 February 2011 on a talk on Globalisation and Socio-Economic rights. This reminded me of re-incarnation in Hinduism. It also made me think about animals being treated better than human beings.

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TANTRIC TRADITIONS - eBook by the late AGEHANANDA BHARATI

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TANTRIC TRADITIONS




eBook by

THE LATE AGEHANANDA BHARATI




eBOOK available from IdeaIndia.Com at www.ideaindia.com/tantric-traditions/p/1817/


The first edition of this book entitled, The Tantric Tradition, was published in 1965 and later reprinted several times. The last reprint edition was published in 1992. This classic work has been highly acclaimed. The present eBook is a revised and enlarged edition of its 1965 version. Enlargment consists mainly on account of additional new material contributed by the author for this eBook. In the preface to this edition the author discusses the developments that have taken place since the sixties both in social sciences and humanities – Indology, Asian studies and Philosophy.




AGEHANANDA BHARATI(1923-91), born in Vienna, Austria, was ordained as a Hindu sannyasi in the Dasänami order of the Samkaräcäiya. He was on the faculty of the Anthropology Department, Syracuse University, New York from 1961-91. He was appointed the Ford Maxwell Professor of South …