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Past articles by Bharat:

Seven Reforms A Must For India’s Democracy| Countercurrents

There is increasing need for at least seven important reforms in India’s democracy. First and foremost, there is urgent need for the government to be more → Read More

Grassroots Science Efforts Should Encourage Innovativeness Of Farmers And Farmer Scientists| Countercurrents

It has been confirmed time and again that traditional knowledge of farmers and farmer communities has a lot to contribute much but despite this the → Read More

Vaagdhara’s Vision Of Swaraj A Source Of Hope In Nearly A Thousand Villages| Countercurrents

Vaagdhara is one of the few voluntary organizations in the country which has centered its work around the vision of swaraj—or self-rule based on increasing → Read More

A Helping Hand For Rural Schools And Anganwadis To Meet Important Needs| Countercurrents

Report from Jhansi district National level information has frequently highlighted many unmet needs of schools and anganwadis in remote rural areas. While the government has several ambitious plans of improvements, the harsh reality is that budgetary allocations have been falling short of meeting even essential requirements, let alone make ambitious improvements. In such a situation, voluntary… → Read More

Rejuvenation Of Small Water Bodies The Key To Ending Water Scarcity In Bundelkhand| Countercurrents

Bundelkhand region, spread over 14 districts of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in central India, has often been in news due to water scarcity, a problem → Read More

Journey Of Anandpuri’s Tribal Communities From Migrant Labor To Self-Reliance| Countercurrents

Anandpuri block in Banswara district (Rajasthan) is known for high concentration of tribal communities, particularly Bhil communities. Their traditional → Read More

Reaching Out To Marginal Farmers In Mau| Countercurrents

Most farm development efforts focus more on bigger and more dominant farmers, and while they may also include smaller farmers, this gets lesser attention. It → Read More

Why These Farmers In Manikpur Feel They Have Some Promising Solutions For Farm Crisis| Countercurrents

About 30 farmers of Elha village ( in Manikpur block of Chitrakut district, Uttar Pradesh) have gathered for a group discussion in the courtyard of a farmer, → Read More

Strong Voices Raised To Check Injustice To NREGA Workers| Countercurrents

Is implementation of NREGA (national rural employment guarantee legislation) being changed to such an extent that instead of helping workers in difficult → Read More

Niwari’s Women Farmers Lead The Efforts For Sustainable Farming And Protection Of Environment| Countercurrents

Women farmers of Neemkhera village (Niwari district and block, Madhya Pradesh) gather near their ancient water tank built during the times of Chandel kings → Read More

A Time Of Unity For Peace Movements In Europe| Countercurrents

Europe is passing through critical times when a lot of caution as well determination is needed to avoid the possibility of large scale destruction. Hence this → Read More

Ukraine War And Its Place In History| Countercurrents

While this escalation of dangers can be seen in several contexts, the most important of these has undoubtedly been in the context of Ukraine, a war which → Read More

Extremely High Level Of Distress Among US Youth Is Deeply Worrying| Countercurrents

The latest official statistics of ‘Youth Risk Behavior Survey’ (YRBS), USA, 2011-2021 released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, → Read More

Manikpur-NREGA Workers Denied Wages In Remote Villages| Countercurrents

Sukhrani is a koladivasi woman in Sakrauhan village of Manikpur block in Chitrakut district (Uttar Pradesh). She toiled at a NREGA ( rural employment → Read More

Who Killed Pablo Neruda?| Countercurrents

On September 23, 1973 Pablo Neruda, one of the greatest poets ever and a Nobel laureate, breathed his last. This was just 12 days after the US-assisted → Read More

Kanpur Dehat Demolition Deaths Point To The Urgency Of Restraining Bulldozer Overdrive| Countercurrents

The extremely cruel deaths of a mother and her daughter in the course of a demolition drive in Marauli village of Kanpur Dehat ( Uttar Pradesh) has disturbed → Read More

Declining Prioritization Of Social Sector In Union Budget| Countercurrents

An important aspect of fiscal policy relates to the extent to which the various welfare needs of people are being met. One important indicator of this are the → Read More

Budget Injustice For Minorities| Countercurrents

At a time when minority communities have been passing through difficult times and need reassurance and support, the union budget has come as a rude jolt for → Read More

Budget Fails To Live Up To Needs And Hopes Of Villages| Countercurrents

The union budget 2023-24 has failed to live up to the real needs and hopes of people living in villages, or to prioritize rural areas. A clear decline can be → Read More

Turning Healthy Food Into Disease Causing Food—The Case Of GM Corn| Countercurrents

In India maize or corn has been traditionally known as a nutritious and tasty food crop grown predominantly on small family farms. It is relished in the form → Read More