Dalit portrayal in cinema: Brahminical ideology has caused filmmakers to present a limited view of the community

Dalits and caste discrimination have frequently been subjects in Indian cinema, from Achhut Kanya (1936) to Sairat (2016), and the general consensus about these films is positive, that they are courageous attempts to deal with a... Read more »

How Twitter Got Blindsided by India’s Still-toxic Caste System

  Dec. 5,  Twitter chief Jack Dorsey’s first visit to India had been going so well. He got to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi (an avid Tweeter with 44.5 million followers), “King of Bollywood”... Read more »

London: Secularism a “precondition” for women’s, minority rights

A recent International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism in London, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the One Law for All campaign, a civil rights movement in UK,... Read more »

US-Based Groups Flay Modi for Failure to Stop Attacks on Religious Minorities

(Image: Zee News – India.com) Expressing deep concern over growing attacks on religious minorities by Hindutva outfits in India, religious freedom activists based in the US criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for... Read more »

Tinkering with Article 35A intolerable, will “undermine” Kashmir’s identity, character

By Syed Mujtaba Hussain* The Supreme Court of India is currently hearing petitions under Articles 370 and 35A filed by an NGO over the special status of the state of Jammu &... Read more »

The Naxalbari-days: The rural poor formed village defense squad

By Farooque Chowdhury Aneek, an independent, radical Baanglaa monthly from Kolkata, India, in its 53rd years of publication, interviewed three leaders of the Naxalbari Uprising. The leaders with working class background were organizing... Read more »

Poll Reforms: Need of the Day

The president of India has appointed Narendra Modi as the country’s 14th prime minister on the strength of his election as the leader of the BJP parliamentary group following the BJP’s electoral... Read more »

43rd Anniversary of Emergency: RSS Played Double-Game as Usual

An internal Emergency was imposed on the country by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on June 25-26, 1975, and it lasted for 19 months. This period is considered as ”dark times’ for... Read more »

Citizenship Amendment Bill Violates Constitution

Preamble of Indian constitution states that India is a secular country and secularism in India means a state that is neutral to all religious groups. There is no provision for citizenship on... Read more »

RSS, Mukherjee and the Mohan Bhagwat speech

The recent visit of Pranab Mukherjee to RSS headquarter had attracted a lot of attention among political circles. Even before the visit, concerns were raised over the acceptance of invitation as well... Read more »