Voices Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| June 29, 2014| This week we brought you stories of children who bear the brunt of our action- the ones who suffer in Kerala's Kasargod and Bangalore's Mandur. 1. Endosulfan Children: Poisoned and Blinded, They Sing and Laugh at Life The story of two boys, two men, both 10th standard students in a Government school in Kasargod, the Schumachers whose stories are not as famous, but in no way are they any less inspiring and hope-giving. Story link here.  2. Endosulfan children- Living on a prayer: How Mani survived, got into IIT and wants to win. Mani is one among 46 students chosen for the Chennai IIT's Integrated MA course by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. Read story. 3. Life near a dump yard: For Mandur's children, it's falling sick every now and then Mandur has been Bangalore’s dump yard for almost a decade. How do children here cope with it? Read story here 4. India TV anchor suicide attempt over harassment allegations not TV news worthy? We asked why media didn't think the suicide attempt by an India TV anchor was not news, while Preity Zinta was. Story here.  5. A TV Journalist's open letter to Indian news editors Journalist Padmini Vaidyanathan spoke about Indian newsrooms and the downright unpleasant environment. Story here. 6. Bring Back Raymond Varley- Wanted For Child Sexual Abuse In India A British citizen wanted for sexually abusing children in Goa. India's request to extradite him was turned down by a UK court on the basis of a dementia certificate he procured. Bring Varley to India, put him to trial. Story here.  7. Not readying any new list of Indians with black money: Swiss Federal Finance Ministry to TNM. Even as reports emerged that the Swiss were making a list of Indian swho have parked black money in Swiss banks, TNM was first to report that his was untrue. Story here.From sailor to satirist: Meet the fake Ashutosh  8. From sailor to satirist: Meet the fake Ashutosh He runs the famous Ashutosh parody on Twitter, a sailor who decided to mock Ashutosh as he was recovering from an accident. Story here.  9. Meet the man behind the Salman Rushdie parody on Twitter Even Salman Rushdie follows him! Meet the man who says starting a Rushdie parody account was a form of tribute to-in my view-one of the greatest writers in the world. Read story here.  10.  I have been asked to shut my mouth, but work will go on- An interview with the whistleblower who exposed Madhya Pradesh Vyapam scam The Vyapam scan and alleged involvement of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's family's involvement has snowballed into a huge controversy. We speak to the man who first exposed the scam. Story here.
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