Antecedents of anti Muslim bias in media

BY SAEED NAQVI  There have been many but let me cite just two reactions from the family to Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and K.M. Joseph’s utterances restraining Sudarshan TV from telecasting... Read more »

A Dalit woman’s reflections on feminism

By Swati Kamble I have had the privilege to learn from a diverse group of active individuals and communities from marginalized locations. These interactions have pushed me to think further and critically.... Read more »

“Ram temple is not going evoke reverence in me for Ram residing in the new abode; he would continue to remain within me”

By Dr Satish Misra India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s laying the symbolic brick at the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple which became possible after the Supreme Court judgement last year that... Read more »

Dalit politics should take a radical agenda and adopt pro-people and socialist politics

By SR Darapuri Till now Dalit politics / Dalit movement has been limited to saving reservation in government jobs only and Dalit leaders have been considering gaining power as the victory of... Read more »

Gandhiji’s ideology an impediment to national security

BY UDAY MAHURKAR It is very clear that Gandhiji’s contribution has brought immense dividends to India on the international stage. On the national platform, his model of social service and Swadeshi, his... Read more »

A delusion that our lives were better during the Cold War? – Saeed Naqvi

BY SAEED NAQVI Pictures of unrelieved despair everywhere on TV and, that too, in the course of an extended house arrest (lockdown), does leave one, to use Faiz’s words, with “pain where... Read more »

Everything could have been done differently, better

During this lock-down we had the economic crisis, the migrant crisis, the trains fiasco, the ventilator “scam”, the deaths and the recoveries. Darshan Mondkar The Lock-down 4.0 is about to come to... Read more »

But you have remained blind with eyes… until you got screwed yourself

Now that your jobs are about to disappear, your EMI’s are looming on your head, you won’t be able to afford to pay 2,00,000 per year as your child’s school fees, your... Read more »

Under cover of covid-19, is MP, UP implementing agenda of donors?

The move in India isn’t an isolated case, but an example of Right Wing parties taking advantage of the pandemic to push through their agenda across the world. By Alok Jagdhari &... Read more »

Lockdown has seriously affected livelihood options for migrant workers and daily wage earners

Why no ‘pompous sounding’ Vande Bharat programmes for stranded migrant workers? Source: By Vijaya Ramachandran, Sandeep Pandey Lockdown in the wake of coronavirus threat has seriously affected the livelihood options for... Read more »

How does India’s recent stimulus package compare with other countries?

However, there has not been much discussions on these reforms because everyone was focused on the details of Rs 20 lakh crore and how much of the stimulus is given to a... Read more »

NREGA remained a distant dream, even 14 years after its inception

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s infamous and rather cocky statement on the floor of Parliament in 2015 about NREGA being a monumental failure of the Congress regime was a political jibe, but it... Read more »

Lock-down being used by government to do its dirty deeds – John Dayal

The  suspension of civil society and the media in the Covid Lock-down is just the environment the political dispensation and the police have been praying for, it seems. Without let and without... Read more »

When It Comes to Dalit and Tribal Rights, the Judiciary in India Just Does Not Get It

The judges of the apex court must sit down and decide collectively: whether they want the Supreme Court of India to be known in history as a socially regressive institution like the... Read more »

COVID-19 crisis – The glaring socio-economic cultural chasm is still the reality of India

 “The world is at your doorstep, but please do not step out.” This time of lockdown has brought out the fractures and real fissures in our social setup Source: By Dr... Read more »

Erroneous believe of SC expressed concern of reservation list

Moreover, getting a government job does not guarantee that a dalit is free from caste-based discrimination. Many times discrimination and harassment begin in multiple new forms after getting a government job, which,... Read more »

How are weavers coping with the lockdown?

Over sixty percent handloom weavers are Dalit, tribals or belong to other marginalised communities. And 17 percent come from Muslim community. Almost 90 percent live in rural areas. Source: The Quint “More... Read more »

New frontiers of Intelligence

On the home front, the Corona pandemic has added to the burden of keeping track of events that could deepen the internal divides in India and in particular aggravate the Hindu-Muslim tensions.... Read more »

Modi ‘fails to address’ concerns of crores of poor

The government made this sudden step of lockdown without any notice and time frame for the working people, the migrants who lost their jobs and livelihood, the students from different states, or... Read more »

Why soft Hindutva, ‘opportunistic’ electoral alliance can’t replace Hindutva fascism

The social fascism emanating from Brahminism within exploitative Hindu caste order continues to be the foundation of propertied class that controls the state and political apparatus of the government. Source: By... Read more »