Our selection of best stories from 2017

GN Bureau | December 29, 2017

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The Oxford Economics forecasts that Delhi has edged out Mumbai in its ranking of the top 50 metros. Read on to know how a sarkari city – Delhi -- stole buzz from the financial capital -- Mumbai?
READ: How a sarkari city overtook Mumbai as a business centre

From Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram to corporate talkshop Davos, it’s creating a buzz everywhere: the universal basic income (UBI) – the mother of all welfare schemes. What it means and is it even feasible for India?
READ: Free money? Seriously?  

Did you know the legendary Birsa Munda, led a revolt, or ulgulan, against the British, resulting in laws to safeguard tribal land? But the Jharkhand government undid them. Now, millions of tribal farmers stand to lose their land.
READ: A tale of land loss, from Birsa’s village 

The nutrition crisis continues to stare at us, despite the fact that India is the fastest growing large economy today. Can policy interventions help India fight malnutrition and boost its economic growth too?
READ: For a more nutritious India

"Mai hoon Manish Sisodia aapke saath, aur ye hai Zero Hour show..." With these words, the present deputy chief minister of Delhi had burst upon the airwaves on his signature All India Radio programme in July 1996… What made Manish Sisodia gain such prominence, especially while working under a vivid personality like chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
READ: What makes Manish Sisodia the man in charge of Delhi

We tried to figure out why despite 15 lakh engineers passing out every year, only a third of them get jobs.What has gone wrong with a profession that was once as coveted as medicine?
READ: The Engineering glut

We traced the path that led to the first Satyagraha by Mahatma Gandhi in 1917. Here is an interesting account of the Champaran region, the plight of Indigo farmers then and now and how has the region developed itself following the footprints of Gandhi.
READ: Champaran satyagraha centenary: In Gandhi’s footsteps 

What does it take to be happy? How can governments make sure that its citizens are happy? 
READ: A happy tale of a tail 

Our reporters, tried to draw similarities and differences between Kashi and Kyoto. While one is the city of temples in Japan, other is one of the holiest cities of Hindus in India. Despite PM's Kyoto push in Kashi, nothing in Kyoto is like Kashi and nothing in Kashi is like Kyoto.
READ: Zen and the art of cityscaping 

A heartbreaking story of a custodial killing, and a fauji father’s long struggle for justice
READ: The last fake encounter killing in Doon Valley

A look at the Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s long spell in politics, his hardline approach, and how he has fared in his post so far
READ: A Yogi in Politics

Provoking and sustaining separatism and terrorism is good business. Money flows from across the border, and separatist leaders enrich themselves
READ: Kashmir’s Bloody Money Trail

About 978 employment exchange offices across the country are not even one percent efficient. Their collective placement percentage is 0.7. Our RTI queries across the country revealed interesting information about the poor functioning of these offices.
READ: Unemployed exchanges




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