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Sectarianism suppressing democratic Right of Expression | Ram Puniyani

October 20, 2017 - 4:11 pm in Governance

Freedom of expression has been the core value which accompanied the struggle for India’s Independence. The British did attempt to stifle the voices of dissent but the freedom fighters did see this as a crucial mechanism of rooting democratic ethos in the…

Did RSS Participate in Freedom Movement? | Ram Puniyani

September 7, 2017 - 10:38 am in Culture

Freedom movement was an all inclusive movement with the participation of people of all religions and regions. Its underlying premise was pluralism and…

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…

“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…

Indian Republic 2017: Times are a Changing

February 1, 2017 - 8:48 am in Governance

As we are the approach the republic day (2017) many questions start to haunt our mind. What has been the direction of our politics in last few decades, does it conform to what was expected of our Republic as outlined in our Constitution? Are we living up to…

Surgery of Politicised SURGICAL STRIKE

October 16, 2016 - 12:29 pm in Governance

Egypt under Jamal Abdel Nasser received the disastrous defeat at the hands of Israel in 6 days, 1967 war.  Before the outbreak of the full blown hostilities Israel took the offensive and in the brazen attack seventeen Egyptian air force fields were destroyed…

A Reality Check on Jammu and Kashmir

September 15, 2016 - 11:48 am in Governance

Jammu and Kashmir is again in news for violence and counter violence. Again, several solutions are proposed.  Any such exercise, however, need to be informed of a reality check if peace is to return in the state in a foreseeable future. The present unrest…

Growing Intolerance in a Tolerant Society

May 5, 2016 - 8:05 pm in Politics

Towards the end of 2015 many writers and eminent citizens returned their national honors; protesting against the growing atmosphere of intolerance. The list was long and this acted as a process where some introspection took place in society. Still the ruling…

UNDERSTANDING FREEDOM: THE PERSPECTIVES FROM THE OPPRESSED MARGINS

April 19, 2016 - 6:08 pm in Society

‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’  - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recently the Chhattisgarh Nagrik Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti has been organising an event namely ‘Freedom Festival’ in the state capital Raipur. It was organised to…

People demand Justice for Rohith

February 19, 2016 - 3:22 pm in Rights

PROTEST RALLY FROM AMBEDKAR BHAWAN TO JANTAR MANTAR 23rd February 2016 11am onwards It has been a month since the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula at the hands of BJP, ABVP and the HCU administration. Rohith was one of the five Dalit research scholars…