Sajin Saju

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Articles By Sajin Saju

Rubber Rose, the Kerala nun who planted seeds of change in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills

In Meghalaya’s densely forested Garo Hills, once infamous for being a breeding ground for insurgent activities, this co-operative society has emerged as a rare success story.

Lok Sabha election results: Riding nationalism wave, Modi’s BJP returns to power with bigger mandate

Lok Sabha elections 2019 results: Narendra Modi will become the first non-Congress Prime Minister to return to power after a full five-year term. Secondly, the BJP will become the first party since Indira Gandhi's Congress to return with a majority of its own.

Election Results 2019 highlights: It’s a victory of India, victory of democracy, says PM

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 India highlights: With the landslide victory, Modi is the first non-Congress full majority Prime Minister to get re-elected with a stronger majority.

BJP vs Mahagathbandhan: Waiting for dues, western UP sugarcane farmers are weighing their options

With less than a week to go before the first phase of Lok Sabha elections, it is not the prospect of a tantalising contest between BJP and the Mahagathbandan, but the mounting cane dues and the stray cattle menace that are stirring conversation among them in this sugarcane belt.

‘Was slapped for resisting’: In MP, tribal women allege insertion of birth control device without consent

The IUCDs assume significance as birth spacing through family planning is considered an important intervention for maternal and neonatal health.

‘Forgotten’ Kodo-Kutki millets on a comeback trail in this MP tribal belt

Thousands of women in Dindori have taken up the task of reviving the cultivation of nutrient-rich kodo and kutki, thereby marking a noticeable shift from subsistence production to commercial agriculture in this tribal belt home to indigenous groups like Baiga and Gond.

India brought 271 million out of poverty between 2005-16, similar to China: UNDP-Oxford report

In India, more than 271 million people moved out of poverty between 2005-06 and 2015-16, said the estimates released by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI).

Thousands of farmers from across India protest in national capital against ‘anti-farmer’ policies

Wearing red caps and waving red flags, the agitating farmers and workers raised slogans against the policies of the BJP-led central government and criticised what they said was the party's "communal and divisive agenda".

Why flood-battered Kerala is hailing its fishermen as superheroes

Kerala floods: Hundreds of fishermen reached out to the worst-affected areas from far-flung places, spending their own money to transport their mechanised boats and fuel in trucks.

Karnataka election results 2018: As Congress-JD(S) come together again, a look at their chequered past

Karnataka election results 2018: Karnataka last witnessed a hung Assembly after the 2004 state election, when BJP emerged as the largest party in the southern state with 79 seats.

Now, documentary on Kashmir denied permission to screen at MIFF

In the Shade of Fallen Chinar had been denied the censor exception like the previous time at the Kerala film festival.

Reality check: Organic agriculture turns bitter fruit for farmers of Sikkim

Launched as an ambitious programme through a resolution passed by the Sikkim Legislative Assembly in 2003, organic farming seems to be floundering on the ground, though, in terms of delivering the expected rewards to farmers.

71 years of Independence: How Communists kept pestering the British throughout the freedom struggle

Despite generally being neglected and discarded in the historiography of India’s glorious freedom movement, it has to be accepted that the Communists played a crucial role in the country’s freedom struggle,

Kerala HC dismisses plea by documentary filmmakers challenging denial of censor exemption

The documentary, directed by Shawn Sebastian and NC Fazil, was one of the three short films which were denied censorship exemption by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for screening at the ongoing festival.

Denied censor exemption, documentary filmmaker to move court, says effort to stifle freedom of expression

"There has been a concerted effort from the government's side to curtail freedom of expression of artistes in diverse spheres over the last three years," said the director.

Why farmers in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are protesting

Farmers in two of the largest states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, which are presently ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, have resorted to agitation over a wide-range of issues concerning their livelihood.

A tribal tragedy: Baited by large compensation, Baigas of Kanha grapple with post-eviction dilemma

Development-induced displacement and resettlement are two sides of the same coin, aimed at dismantling their community by stripping of their self-sufficiency.

A king and his tribe: How the Mannans of Kerala are struggling to preserve age-old tradition

Pushed to the fringes with no inheritance on land, the Mannans remain on the receiving end of ruthless development and displacement.

It’s not about ‘left-right’ debate, the fight is against hooliganism, say DU students

The march gained further prominence as a political slugfest has erupted after Gurmehar Kaur, a student of Lady Shri Ram College and daughter of slain martyr, started a campaign against the ABVP.

Animal rights group’s probe reveals cruelty to chicks by Indian poultry companies

The investigative video alleges that various killing methods are being employed by these companies.