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“Free Media” in India – A Myth

June 11, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Governance, Rights, Society

Press Club of India is normally an empty space unless a few of those, who don’t have enough resources to pay at the India International Center or India Habitat Center or some Five Star hotels, do organize some events of public concern, but this week, it…

Thakur Rogues in Uttar Pradesh

May 25, 2017 - 5:50 pm in Culture, Society

Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh is on the boil for over one month as the Thakurs who are also known as Kshatriyas or Rajputs have been engaged in…

South Asian Societies: Intolerance Galore

May 22, 2017 - 5:06 pm in Society

The protest over the mass lynching of Pehlu Khan (April 18, 2017) has been there in sections of media. It has few other parallels as well. Mashal Khan,…

Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti Activists Subjected To Illegal Detention

May 18, 2017 - 10:03 pm in Culture, Environment, Society

A fact finding team comprising environmental and social activist Priya Pillai, All India Progressive Women's Association Secretary Kavita Krishnan, senior activist Chittaranjan Behera, Santi Snigdha Mohanty of Delhi Solidarity Group, student activist Birender…

Are Adivasis children of a lesser god? | Stan Swamy

May 16, 2017 - 12:16 pm in Culture, Governance, Society

A life considered indispensable . . . According to PTI reports, Lt.Ummer Fayaz had come home on vacation where he was attending the marriage of his cousin in Kashmir when he was abducted from the venue of the wedding itself. His body was later found near a…

The vital role of Savita Ambedkar in the life of Baba Saheb Ambedkar

May 13, 2017 - 1:50 am in Education, Society, YouTube

Vijay Surwade is a living encyclopedia of Ambedkarism in India. And it is not merely about his indepth and detailed knowledge of life and time of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar but also his passion to collect Baba Saheb’s original photographs of different events…

Is “Hindu Rashtra” good for Hindus?

May 8, 2017 - 3:46 pm in Society

Hindu Rashtra is the goal of Hindu nationalist politics, which is also called as Hindutva. In contrast to Hinduism, Hindutva is a politics of in the name of Hinduism with Brahmanism as the core of the same. In nutshell, Hindutva is a politics based on Brahmanical…

Kashmir today needs a healing touch

April 16, 2017 - 2:26 pm in Governance, Society

What is the meaning of victory of Farooq Abdullah from the Srinagar constituency where not even 7% votes polled. In many of the booths merely 2% votes were polled. I know there are past precedences of such a situation in at least three Indian states when people…

Kandhamal: Whither Justice for Violence Victims | Book review

April 5, 2017 - 5:57 pm in Society

Book Review Kandhalmal: Introspection for Initiative for Justice 2007-2015, Vrinda Grover and Saumya Uma Media House and United Christian Forum, Delhi 2017 Violence is the bane of Indian society and a manifest agenda of communal forces, which thrive on divisive…

Concerned Indian citizens condemn attack on Nigerian students

March 31, 2017 - 3:55 pm in Culture, Society

We, representing  concerned citizens of India,  are extremely disturbed  by the assault on 4 Nigerian students in Greater Noida in the state of Uttar Pradesh, adjoining Delhi. We condemn in the strongest possible terms  these attacks  carried out by…