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Undermining Nehru to Glorify Patel

December 14, 2017 - 10:27 am in Society

From last few years, around 31st October lot of statements from BJP stable have started coming which eulogize Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This year (October 2017) was no exception as Mr. Modi said, “I am from the BJP and Sardar Patel was from Congress, but…

Threatening India’s unity and integrity | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 8, 2017 - 1:04 pm in Society

A man was burnt to death in Rajasthan on December 6th when we were moaning and remembering the 25th year of the assault on our constitution. Afrazul was…

Babri Masjid Demolition: 25 Years On… | Irfan Engineer

December 5, 2017 - 7:50 pm in Society

On 6th December 1992, I was in judicial custody in Vansda (Gujarat) jail. We were struggling for the rights of adivasis on forest and forest produce which…

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 implication of Adv. Rajat Kalsan, people’s lawyer and Dalit rights crusader in its true sense, by the…

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 supporting trolls, many of who are being followed by none other than Prime Minister Modi. Gauri was not…

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…