The mistakes which Rahul has made

BY AMULYA GANGULI  April 27 (IANS) Although the latest poll surveys suggest that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may not be able to get a majority of its own in the ongoing... Read more »

Is AMU “anti-national”? Those who say so don’t know its history

Feb 19, Normalcy at the historic Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is yet to be restored. Like yours, my heart also trembles at the latest bolt of lightning that has struck AMU. Around... Read more »

Citizenship Bill protest: Imphal civil society groups call for 36-hour shut down

Imphal, Feb 11, A 36-hour shutdown or Imphal Bandh was called for in Manipur by Peoples’ Alliance Manipur (PAM), an umbrella body of civil society organizations on Monday, to protest the Citizenship... Read more »

Bihar boy’s jaw broken for plucking plums

Patna, Jan 18  A seven-year-old boy was beaten, his jaw was broken and six of his teeth were knocked out as punishment for plucking some plums from a tree in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur... Read more »

19 Indian human rights defenders killed in 2018

Jan 17 A new report, “Front Line Defenders Global Analysis 2018”, has noted that as many as 19 human rights defenders (HRDs) were killed across India last year, which is the sixth... Read more »

Jaito MLA Master Baldev Singh resigns from party

Chandigarh, Jan 16 Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab got another jolt when its MLA from Jaito Master Badev Singh today tendered his resignation fron primary membership of the party which has completely given up... Read more »

At long last, the Dalit queen of Indian politics has tamed the brash Yadavs

Jan 15 The image of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav’s heir apparent Tejashwi bending and touching Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati’s feet is one for the albums. After Samajwadi... Read more »

Quotas sans employment meaningless

Jan 12 The BJP and especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi boasts of performing a master stroke by announcing 10 per cent extra reservation for economically weaker sections without tinkering with the quotas... Read more »

Civil activists demand removal of Sabarimala priests, return temple to Adivasis

In a letter to the Chief Minister of Kerala, the President of India, Chief Justice of India and the Governor of Kerala, over 200 women’s activists, Dalit activists, Adivasi activists, human rights... Read more »

How India’s Far Right Regime is Losing the Plot in Kashmir

Kashmir, Jan 11 Shah Faesal, the 35-year-old outspoken IAS topper on Wednesday announced that he has decided to resign from the government and join politics. He attributed his decision to the “unabated... Read more »

Right to Education’s input-based approach to education quality is unlikely to succeed

Dec. 27 A good job is often the most important form of inclusion. In addition, we need to help individuals obtain the human capabilities that will enable them to secure and hold... Read more »

“Failure” to fill up Central Information Commission posts: Activists protest in Delhi

Dec. 26 Hundreds of activists on Wednesday protested outside the Central Information Commission (CIC) Bhawan in Munirka, New Delhi, against the non-appointment of information commissioners against the failure of the Government of... Read more »

Elderly Abuse in Indian Society

By Harasankar Adhikari Ageing scenario in India is under pressure so far as their all-round care is concerned. It may be their finance, healthcare or shelter. The changing family structure and functions do... Read more »

Genocide: 70 years on, three reasons why the UN Convention is still failing

By Rachael Burns Dec. 20 Jewish laywer and Polish refugee, Raphael Lemkin, coined the word “genocide” in 1943 to describe the killing and destruction of peoples, deriving the word from the Greek “genos” (people,... Read more »

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 – 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 »