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Rajsmand- Ghastly Crime: Gruesome Hate | Ram Puniyani

December 28, 2017 - 9:23 am in Faiths

The ghastly incident in Rajsamand, Rajasthan, (December 6) showed the impact which ‘Hate other’ can create. On December 6th, Shambhulal Regar, an ex-marble trader hacked to death a Muslim worker Afrazul Khan. Afrazul, a laborer, was called by Shambhu on…

Taj Mahal and games of divisive politics

October 28, 2017 - 8:05 am in Faiths

Apart from natural beauty with which India has been bestowed with, it also has manmade marvels. And these are attracting not only Indians but people from…

Can Science survive the onslaught blind faith?

October 4, 2017 - 11:42 am in Faiths, Science

"Why are students not taught that before the Wright brothers, an Indian called Shivkar Bapuji Talpade was the first to invent the airplane? This person…

I want to see Bahujan revolution in Buddhism

September 29, 2017 - 9:18 am in Faiths

The following is an extract from the Introduction of the book "Contesting Marginalisations | Ambedkarism & Social Justice" which is available on PeoplesBookShop.com Nearly ten thousand people had assembled at historic Deekshabhumi in Nagpur on December…

Myanmar: Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

September 14, 2017 - 11:12 am in Culture, Faiths

Massive protests are being witnessed in many countries, Bangla Desh, Pakistan, India among others against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (September 2017). This time around violence seems to have been triggered due to the attack by militants…

Visions of Secularism: Triple Talaq Judgment

September 8, 2017 - 5:54 pm in Faiths, Reforms

Secularism is once again being debated after the 5 member Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court of India set aside by majority of 3:2 Judgment in Writ Petition (C) No. 118 of 2016 (Shayara Bano vs. Union of India & others), talaq-e-biddat or instant…

Communal response to Hamid Ansari’s parting truth

August 24, 2017 - 7:37 pm in Faiths, Society

Its history but worth noting that it was at Aurangzeb’s court that his daughter zaibunnisa’s maid servant dropped the mirror of glasses which broke into pieces. The maid servant on the spur of the moment said that ‘’ Aine chini shikst ” . ( the mirror…

How to Revive the spirit of Quit India Movement ?

August 21, 2017 - 12:37 pm in Faiths, Reforms

The ‘Quit India’ movement 1942, whose 75th anniversary is currently being celebrated, was the major landmark in the struggle for India’s Independence. On 8thAugust the Indian National Congress working Committee Meeting at Gowalia Tank Maidan (now August…

Amarnath Yatra, Kashmir Turmoil and Communal Cauldron

August 1, 2017 - 2:51 pm in Faiths, Governance

The turmoil in Kashmir has worsened since the encounter of Burhan Wani last year (2016). The ceaseless protests, the handling of protests leading to deaths and blinding of many is very disturbing. To cap this negative development the attack on Amaranth pilgrims…

In the Name of Holy Cow: Lynching,Lynching’s and more Lynching’s

July 11, 2017 - 9:39 am in Faiths

The lynching of Junaid (June 2017) in the outskirts of Delhi, in a train, did come as a saturation point in the conscience of large sections of society. To express their anguish people came to streets in great number in a largely spontaneous protest, ‘Not…