Articles by: A K Shiburaj

 Kerala’s New Public Health Bill 2023: Subservient to Market Forces rather than Deliberative Democracy

 Kerala’s New Public Health Bill 2023: Subservient to Market Forces rather than Deliberative Democracy

The fifteenth Kerala General Assembly has passed the Public Health Bill without discussion following opposition uproar, which will fuel further marketization of the health sector and strong regulations and enforcement by the state government. The Bill reached the Legislative Assembly with notes from five Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) expressing disagreement with the Select Committee’s recommendations that warned about the possibility of serious human rights violations and[Read More…]

by 26/03/2023 Comments are Disabled India
We also need to win to live here after 2024: Apoorvanand

We also need to win to live here after 2024: Apoorvanand

by Prof. Apoorvanand/ A K Shiburaj The idea of India faces an unprecedented challenge. Preventing irreversible damage to the Republic of India, as we have known it, is the most pressing political task of our times. The 2024 election is crucial for India. There are fears that even the Constitution of India will be abrogated if the Sangh Parivar comes back to power.[Read More…]

by 06/03/2023 Comments are Disabled India
A Gandhian from Gujarat: “Don’t take excessive pride in individuals”

A Gandhian from Gujarat: “Don’t take excessive pride in individuals”

by A.K Shiburaj/Jyotibhai Desai Jyotibhai Desai is a contemporary of Mahatma Gandhi whose life is lived true to the principles of the Gandhian philosophy. Jyotibai’s life-work has evolved in a place that has seen the worst instance of communal violence in contemporary India’s history. Yet he wields with conviction the philosophy of Ahimsa (non-violence) in the midst of this violence.[Read More…]

by 07/01/2023 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
The present ‘development’ impoverishes us in every sense: Helena Norberg-Hodge

The present ‘development’ impoverishes us in every sense: Helena Norberg-Hodge

by A K Shiburaj/Helena Norberg-Hodge Helena Norberg Hodge is the founder and director of Local Futures, an organization working to revitalize cultural and biological diversity and empower local communities and economies around the world. Helena’s book ‘Ancient Futures’, which explains the traditions of the people of Ladakh and the changes in their culture, has received international attention. Translated into Malayalam[Read More…]

by 04/01/2023 Comments are Disabled Counter Solutions
Agro Ecology: Interview with Dr. Debal Deb

Agro Ecology: Interview with Dr. Debal Deb

by Debal Deb/ A K Shiburaj Dr. Debal Deb is an ecologist working with traditional farmers in eastern India to conserve indigenous seed diversity. Debal Deb, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science and a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, US, left his job at the World Wildlife Fund in the mid-1990s after failing to[Read More…]

by 25/11/2022 Comments are Disabled Counter Solutions
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