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Indian government abstains UN negotiations to ban nuclear weapons

March 30, 2017 - 11:40 am in Society

This week marks the commencement of negotiations at the United Nations Headquarters in New York wherein most member states of the UN General Assembly are discussing on a comprehensive legal prohibition on the use, possession, production, stockpiling and deployment…

Jaipur Hotelier attacked in the name of Beef

March 29, 2017 - 10:35 pm in Faiths, Society

The case of Hotel Hyatt Rabbani, Polo Victory, Jaipur Date 19th March 2017 | Time 6pm onwards Arrested: Receptionist Wasim and cleaner Qasim, on the…

Prejudices against Africans in India

March 28, 2017 - 10:36 am in Society

A young boy was found dead in Noida. The family and the people alleged that it is the Africans who have drugged him so he got cardiac arrest and after…

Possible deepening of communal polarization post UP assembly results, 2017

March 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm in Faiths, Society

The Assembly election results of 2017 have come as a bolt too many and are a matter of deep celebration for the communal forces. While there is a slight dip in the voting percentage of BJP from 2014 general elections, the number of seats it has wrested is…

Time for like minded “Secular Liberal” grand alliance

March 19, 2017 - 7:54 am in Governance, Society

Yogi Adityanath has been appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. That shows the power of 'mobocracy' when we call it 'democracy' and paid thugs define it in their different ways wasting time of the nation and confusing people further. I am not surprised…

Why Samajwadi Party chose to forget Phoolan Devi ?

February 23, 2017 - 11:28 pm in Society

Three years back, a friend informed me that former Samajwadi Party star campaigner Phoolan Devi’s family is in dire need. Her younger sister Ramkali and her mother were compelled to work under MNREGA. I decided to go to Phoolan’s ancestral village Shekhupura…

Radicalisation or Stereotype

February 23, 2017 - 7:52 pm in Society

There is a recent trend of hypocrisy, non-liberal views, among the youth who get carried away by whatever is available on the internet, this new generation technically sound and dependent on the internet for at large extent as the source of knowledge and not…

Suswagatam – Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi

January 8, 2017 - 12:52 pm in Society

The domination of communal consciousness in social space is very frightening. The prevalent ‘social common sense’ looks at history through the prism of Kings’ religion and that too in a very selective way. This version picks and chooses from events to…

Electoral Process is a Secular Activity

January 6, 2017 - 3:14 pm in Society

The word secularism has been brought to disrepute during last few decades. Secularism stands in India for equal respect for all religions and the principle that the state policies will not be dictated by religions. This is the central theme of Indian constitution.…

Kairana- A case of polarization and Stigmatization of the Muslims

November 5, 2016 - 9:53 am in Society

In June this year, in the BJP National Executive meeting in Allahabad, BJP President, Amit Shah expressed concern over the alleged migration of Hindus families from Kairana due to ‘harassment’ by Muslim criminals.  According to the BJP, 346 Hindu families…