23rd Anniversary Issue
To celebrate Down To Earth's 23rd anniversary, we held an online contest
asking our readers to vote for their favourite cover story out of the 23 shortlisted by the editors. Here are the top two cover stories that got the maximum number of votes and comments
16-31 OCTOBER, 2014
The article deals with the burning issues of the most neglected region of India: the Northeast. This is one of the idiosyncrasies of modern India that although it is blessed with an abundance of natural resources, very little benefit percolates down to the people.
ABHIJEET HALDAR The story posed a crucial question: development at what cost? Are we losing our identity in the name of development?
1-15 NOVEMBER, 2010
The dark reality of tribal people in India should shame us. They are denied livelihood, home and the right to question those in power.
SHUBHADA DUBEY This is the first-of-its-kind in-depth coverage of the Forest Rights Act and the ground reality of its implementation.
GAURAV MADAN The dignity and livelihood of forest dwellers can be protected by ensuring their rights. This is also the crux of the fight against Naxalism.
AMARENDRA Tribals should not be denied their rights. Industrialisation that uses farmers and tribal people as guinea pigs should not be allowed by our lawmakers.