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The Muzaffarnagar relief camps and the total mess – who’s to blame

The riots in Muzaffarnagar were a big surprise to everybody, except maybe the people who helped organize the riots. For a long time, the communities of Jats and Muslims lived as one, living in these villages that were essentially farming communities. Even when there were riots in other parts of UP, this region remained unaffected; […]

Uttarakhand disaster – Rahul Gandhi making a liar out of his own Home Minister ..

Things are getting more confusing. Soon after Narendra Modi paid the affected areas of Uttarakhand a visit (and the whole visit is clouded in controversy, with points about the number of people evacuated, about whether he got only Gujaratis out vs. others, and so on – the BJP has clamped down on any statements about […]

Is India ready for disaster relief ? Seems a bit hard to believe ..

India has many possible disaster areas. The tsunami was one big one, the flooding in Mumbai was another one, the big earthquake in Bhuj was another, hurricanes in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh are others, and every time we run into the following situation. Some of these are huge, and they cause an incredible problem in […]