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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…

In the Name of Holy Cow: Lynching,Lynching’s and more Lynching’s

July 11, 2017 - 9:39 am in Faiths

The lynching of Junaid (June 2017) in the outskirts of Delhi, in a train, did come as a saturation point in the conscience of large sections of society.…

BLEEDING KASHMIR: THE LAND OF KHAKHI, STONE PELTING AND HOPE

June 13, 2017 - 6:08 pm in Governance, Politics

Speaking at a lecture organized by the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, G.D Parikh Centre for Educational Studies, and Vicharvedh, Mr. Bashir…

How would have Bhagat Singh reacted to the Gandhi’s assassination?

March 22, 2017 - 1:12 pm in Video

On 14th Feb 2017, many received WhatsApp messages informing that it is this day Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged, and we should observe this day in his memory. These days we receive many such messages on social media giving us information (Historical…

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…

Miscarriage of Justice in Hashimpura

March 23, 2015 - 11:28 pm in Governance

One of the most famous lines on the official All India Radio news bulletins during communal disturbances used to be ‘ Sthiti  tanavpurn lekin Niyantran me hai' ( the situation is tense but under control) and police and paramilitary forces have been deployed…

Is ‘India’s daughter’ a victim of corporate media war ?

March 8, 2015 - 5:36 am in Society

A few days ago our finance minister and the legal brain of the current government Mr Arun Jaitley spoke in a conference and said that ‘You cannot ban anything in the current age of information’. ‘How can any government ban anything when the flow of information…

The first lesson

December 9, 2014 - 9:31 am in Reforms

I am still trying to come to terms with the horrific rape of the six month old baby in Gujarat, if come to terms you can. Quite frankly only a very sick society can come to terms with sic horror. I had expressed my immediate reaction in a short blog yesterday…