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Experts speak on topical issues of development

The green cotton fields back home

Mar 10, 2012 12:05 AM The PEACE BY PEACE COTTON PROJECT being implemented by Chetna Organic, with support from Felissimo Corporation and Japan International Cooperation Agency is bucking the trend in chemical farming to revive cotton fields in India's eastern coastal state of Odisha, grown with nothing but a lot of care and an ample of nature.
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"To change this pattern of climate change, we need to change our behaviour"

Feb 18, 2012 12:05 AM Annika Markovic, Swedish environment ambassador, who felt great pride in travelling by the Delhi Metro, shares her views on growing awareness on climate change worldwide. Speaking to OneWorld South Asia, she agrees that sustainable development has to lead to a change in lifestyles for all in the Western world.

"India might have the maximum number of problems but it also has the maximum number of solutions"

Jan 23, 2012 03:01 PM Group Chair of the Hyderabad-based LV Prasad Eye Institute, Dr Gullapalli N. Rao, introduces his equity-based model to promote eye care in India. In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, Dr Rao says that the institute is driven by the principles of equity, efficiency and excellence.
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Community policing to fill the 'trust-gap'

Jan 14, 2012 12:05 AM In an e-mail interview with OneWorld, police officer Veerendra Mishra talks about his latest book, Community Policing- Misnomer or Fact? which analyses the conceptual variances and factors that impede smooth collaboration between the police and the public.

"India was a big loser at Durban climate talks"

Jan 07, 2012 12:05 AM Denouncing the official claims of India's 'moral victory' for equity at the COP 17 Durban climate summit, activist-columnist Praful Bidwai claims the hegemony of the developed nations at the conference akin to 'climate apartheid'.
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The Year that Was

Dec 31, 2011 12:01 AM We look back on key development and human rights issues, events and happenings that have made a big difference to people’s lives in South Asia and the rest of the world. Read on.

Of water woes and some quiet Japanese work

Dec 24, 2011 12:05 AM Rural Uttar Pradesh in north India is now aware of severe skin diseases caused by drinking arsenic contaminated water, thanks to a mitigation project by Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Unraveling Punjab's farmer suicides

Dec 17, 2011 12:05 AM In an email-interview, author Inderjeet Singh Jaijee talks to OneWorld about his latest book, Debt and Death in Rural India, drawing from the research of his late daughter to uncover the not-so-popular story of farmers’ suicides in the affluent north Indian state of Punjab.
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"Let women decide what's right for them"

Dec 10, 2011 10:48 AM On World Human Rights Day, Sathi All For Partnerships rights group is organising an after-dark protest walk, “Claim your city by night” in New Delhi. Shivani Bhardwaj and Shreya Talukdar spoke to OneWorld about the idea behind their movement and their aim to gradually build a society wherein individuals, especially women, can reclaim their safety.
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If music be the food of love, play on…

Dec 03, 2011 12:05 AM The SurDeep project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency is using the power of music and dance to inculcate creative educational pursuits and self-reliance among street children in the Indian city of Mumbai.
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Deep scars of the bullet: Women in conflict

Nov 26, 2011 12:05 AM To mark the global 16 days campaign against gender violence that kicked off on Nov 25, OneWorld speaks to writer-activist Binalakshmi Nepram of Manipuri Women Gun Survivor Network who shares her absolute passion to empower women in conflicted areas.

"We need govt spending to curb child mortality"

Nov 19, 2011 12:05 AM Ahead of the re-launch of their campaign on child survival, Shireen Vakil Miller, Director of Advocacy Campaigns & Communication, Save The Children, talks to OneWorld about the appalling global figures on child mortality. She says that the renewed focus on the campaign will bolster efforts to promote and protect child health worldwide.

The native seed man

Nov 12, 2011 12:05 AM Veteran activist and farmer Vijay Jardhari is on a mission to preserve India's native seeds in the hills of Uttarakhand. In times of fast waning traditional agricultural practices, his efforts aim to restore the nutritional value of food grains and reduce food insecurity.
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"The environmental impacts of conflicts have been overlooked"

Nov 05, 2011 12:05 AM Insurgencies and ethnic conflicts have left massive footprints on regional ecosystems, thereby disturbing indigenous lives and livelihoods. Talking to OneWorld about his latest book, Prof Richard P Tucker of the University of Michigan, USA, establishes the close relationship of forestry with existing social structures.
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Bands of security

Oct 29, 2011 12:20 AM A project supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in north India is educating small farmers and rural women to earn better incomes and develop new livelihoods.
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"RTI will safeguard the interest of minorities"

Oct 22, 2011 10:30 AM Wajahat Habibullah, head of the National Commission for Minorities, discusses with OneWorld the Indian government’s plans to protect the interest of minorities and a new bill that promises to curb violence and discrimination.

"Women integrated in each sector of the 12th five year plan"

Oct 15, 2011 12:05 AM Sayeda Hameed, Planning Commission member, shares her vision about making the next five years more promising for Indian women amidst growing gender-based violence and falling maternal mortality.
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"Coal will remain the major source of electricity generation"

Oct 08, 2011 12:05 AM In an interview with OneWorld, energy policy expert Dr Charles Ebinger asserts the need for regional cooperation, price reform and better governance to ensure energy security in South Asia. He also reveals his pragmatic belief that the use of polluting energy sources will continue despite the very tangible risks of climate change.
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"Lessons from MDGs will define future action"

Oct 01, 2011 12:05 AM As we draw closer to the 2015 deadline, the Millennium Development Goals demand a renewed focus. In an email-interview with OneWorld, Corinne Woods, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign, reviews the progress made under the campaign and envisions a policy framework for sustainable development in the future.
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"It is a joke to talk about peace in India"

Sep 24, 2011 12:30 AM Indian Supreme Court lawyer and noted human rights activist Dr Colin Gonsalves slams the acts of violence carried out by the nation's powerful. Peace, he says, is possible; but only after a revolution.
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