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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…

Protest against Violence

August 7, 2017 - 1:21 pm in Governance

More than hundred military veterans wrote to the prime minister last week dissenting growing violence against people in the country.  Earlier, last month,…

Hatred, Polarization and Electoral politics

March 17, 2017 - 4:03 pm in Elections

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won with a thumping majority in the Uttar Pradesh State Assembly elections on 11th March 2017. It got over three-fourths…

The ‘Divide and Rule’ clause of Indian ‘Democracy’

March 13, 2017 - 12:33 pm in Elections, Governance

  The much-awaited results of the state elections are out. The ‘Éxit Pollsters’ who went wrong in Bihar are thumping their chests and claiming ‘victory’ claiming invention of a new ‘PK’. The SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab was voted out of power…

Voting choices are based on needs, greed and security

February 21, 2017 - 5:47 pm in Elections

The next assembly elections in UP will begin from 11th February 2017 in several phases. The Samajwadi Party in alliance with Congress is hopeful of second term under the leadership of the incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav…

Unity with ideological clarity is the only way to defeat hegemonists

August 3, 2016 - 10:32 am in Politics

We know the violence against the Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis and Christians is on the rise and it needs to be resisted fully. That law and order agencies are not doing their duties as prescribed to them under the constitution of India. Now we have the 'Sawan…

Status of Muslims in West Bengal – Appeasement or Exclusion?

April 19, 2016 - 6:20 pm in Rights

“Muslims constitute a very large proportion of the poor. The fact that Muslims in West Bengal are disproportionately poorer and more deprived in terms of living conditions is an empirical recognition that gives this report an inescapable immediacy and practical…

Ambedkar and Nationalsim

April 16, 2016 - 1:10 pm in Politics

Even those political parties that have systematically tried to undermine Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s agenda – of equality, social justice, fraternity and liberty – are, for political gains, celebrating his 125th birth anniversary. They are invoking Babasaheb…

OF RABID RANTS AND FANATICAL DEFENCE: HOW WE DISREGARD A CITIZEN’S FEAR

November 26, 2015 - 11:31 am in Faiths

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high  Where knowledge is free  Where the world has not been broken up into fragments  By narrow domestic walls  Where words come out from the depth of truth  Where tireless striving stretches its arms…

BABRI TO DADRI: STOP PLAYING WITH LIVES & RIGHTS OF MINORITIES

October 22, 2015 - 5:53 pm in Governance

Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] along with Bharat Bachao Andolan, Police Reforms Watch, Vidyarthi Bharti, Phule-Ambedkar Manch and Jagrut Kamgaar Manch is organizing a press conference to protest against the increasing low scale harassment of Muslim…