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Changing Times for Intellectuals and Activists in India

October 16, 2017 - 10:11 am in Society

Intellectuals and activists are the conscience of a society but they face a crisis of survival in the country today as Gauri Lankesh’s killing last month demonstrates. Gauri is the fourth intellectual activist who was silenced through a murder. Earlier,…

Why is Rajat Kalsan chased by police?

October 4, 2017 - 6:37 pm in Society

Withdraw false and fabricated case The Indian Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL) condemns the continuing attack, harassment, witch-hunting and false…

Ideology spreading Hate is the Killer of Gauri Lankesh

September 26, 2017 - 12:04 pm in Society

Murder of Gauri Lankesh (5th September 2017) came as a big shock to those who uphold progressive liberal values. The same was celebrated by Hindutva…

Contesting Marginalisations | Ambedkarism & Social Justice – An Introduction

September 15, 2017 - 8:01 pm in Society

The following is an extract from the Introduction of the book "Contesting Marginalisations | Ambedkarism & Social Justice" which is available on PeoplesBookShop.com Conversations are an important part of our lives through which we can also preserve the…

A cowardly attack on human freedom #GauriLankesh

September 6, 2017 - 11:03 am in Society

The fad of 'tolerance' is fast getting exposed but this is particularly for those who have been crying that we have suddenly become intolerance. The brutal murder of Gauri Lankesh is a reminder of the changing times that we are living in India. That those…

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…

70 Years of Independence: Miles and Miles to go Before we Sleep

August 21, 2017 - 2:22 pm in Society

Seventy years as an independent country is a good enough period to reflect on how we have evolved as a nation and how our polity has evolved. It will be incorrect to generalize our observations across the length and breadth of our country as India is very…

Time to look beyond caste for marriage. #India@70

August 15, 2017 - 8:07 am in Reforms, Society

There may be a way to break the hold of the caste system in India! The breaking down of caste system occurs only when people marry or have sexual relationships and have children with, those who are outside their caste. Otherwise people would continue to carry…

Anatomy of Basirhat (West Bengal) Violence

July 15, 2017 - 5:26 pm in Society

In an insane act of violence two people lost their lives in Basirhat (West Bengal, 04 07 2017). From last quite some time the social media is abuzz that WB is turning Islamist, Hindus are under great threat, their condition is becoming like that of Pundits…

Dangers of Vigilante Politics

July 14, 2017 - 11:11 am in Reforms, Society

The country is experiencing a spate of violence with cases of lynching in different parts of India. The citizen is hapless and government is unresponsive betraying its authoritarian tendencies rooted in its ideology. Over a couple of decades , BJP has grown…