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Happy? Birthday? Narmada Bachao Andolan – Salutes to a 31-year-old movement

Above: 8-column front page top photo of Yatra carried by THE INDEPENDENT in Dec 1990

अब तो है तुमसे हर खुशी अपनी, तुम पे मरना है ज़िंदगी अपनी..”

"फिर चाहे जो भी कहे हमको ज़माना, कोई बनाये बातें चाहे अब जितनी"

Several times Ive felt that these lines from famous hindi song[i] from film Abhimaan sum up the feelings of many activists like me..  Majrooh Sultanpuri’s lyrics came to mind again as I thought of writing about the Narmada Bachao Andolan on Aug 16, 2016, after all it was completing 31 years! Continue reading “Happy? Birthday? Narmada Bachao Andolan – Salutes to a 31-year-old movement”