Society killing voices that fight against caste divide: Anubhav Sinha

Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Anubhav Sinha’s hard-hitting new film, “Article 15”, takes an unflinching look at caste discrimination and is earning good numbers at the box office. The filmmaker said his motive... Read more »

Chetan Bhagat wants to use his books to address issues

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat says he likes to use his writing not just to tell stories but also to bring attention to some of the issues within... Read more »

Ananth Mahadevan’s award-winning bio-docu releases on Sunday

BY QUAID NAJMI Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Acclaimed actor-filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan’s award-winning bio-docu, “Village Of A Lesser God” — his labour of love which took a staggering six years to make — will... Read more »

Benefit programmes should be formulated to tackle impact of intense heat on marginalised sections

By Sheshu Babu While summer is uncomfortable to most of middle class people, it takes heavy toll of the daily laborers, marginalised casual workers and industrial manual employees. The rich and most... Read more »

Agar Wo Desh Banati: Where growth of one equals growth of all

Source: By Kanika Katyal We live in nature! We die in Nature! It’s our life, if you occupy our land where should we go and how do we live? Whose land is... Read more »

Himachal folk art expo at National Museum from Friday

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) About 240 folk artefacts, including textiles, ‘mohras’ and masks, from medieval and modern Himachal Pradesh, will be on display at “Unknown Masterpieces of Himachal Folk Art” that opens... Read more »

Will minorities in India be 2nd class citizens? Wake up call: Be a ‘communicating’ Church

Source: By Fr Cedric Prakash sj India today is at a defining moment of her history. There is so much that has taken place in the past five years (and particularly... Read more »

Building counter cultural narrative is the lone alternative to Brahmanical hegemonic polity

Source: By Vidya Bhushan Rawat The election verdict 2019 has send shock waves among the Ambedkarite-Bahujan activists all over the country particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where people expected huge gains... Read more »

A retired civil servant’s tireless quest to preserve rural heritage

BY VISHAV  New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Even after giving almost 40 years of his life to government service, retired civil servant S.K. Misra felt his work was still not complete. The former... Read more »

Proposed amendment to Indian Forest Act may “displace” traditional forest dwellers

Source: By Santosh Gedam  Reserve and protected forest ideas evolved during colonial period to allow British government unfettered access to further its interests by trampling rights of forest dwellers.  Forest governance... Read more »

‘ Education’ of Educated Persons

Source: By Sheshu Babu  “The backward classes have come to realise that after all education is the greatest material benefit for which they can fight….’Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Past few years have... Read more »

Missed NRC Claim Filing Deadline? Now face Foreigners’ Tribunal Cases!

Source: By Zamser Ali Guwahati, 17th May: About 3.8 lakhs of people, who failed to submit claim applications for inclusion of names in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) before the December... Read more »

The Politics of Silence on the ‘Minority Questions’ in 2019Polls

Source: By Badre Alam Khan As the last phase of 2019 election campaign is just going to be concluded within a few days,political parties are now busy in scrambling for the votes... Read more »

Why India Must Move Policy Away From Population Control

Source: By Oommen C Kurian New Delhi: As India prepares to become the world’s most-populous country by 2024, family planning–the ‘Family Welfare’ in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare–continues to get... Read more »

Top Govt of India institute told to withdraw report calling onion, garlic, eggs “tamasik”

Source: A group of signatories — 10 organizations and 94 individuals* — including activists, academicians, lawyers, doctors, journalists and researchers, have sent an open letter to scientists of the National Institute... Read more »

Depriving government school children of tasty and nutritious food because of certain religious beliefs

Source: Several reports in the media had highlighted the violations of prescribed menu by Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) in supply of food under Mid-day Meals (MDM) scheme in Karnataka, by refusing... Read more »

Jharkhand witnesses 9% decline in National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme jobs

Source: By Debmalya Nandy  National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) functionaries were recently out of duty for nearly two-and-a-half months, as they were protesting and demanding for better remuneration and facilities.... Read more »

Congress and BJP: How different are their attitudes towards Muslims?

BY SAEED NAQVI If Indira Gandhi had won the 1977 general elections, it would have been a popular endorsement of her Emergency regime. Why would Narendra Modi’s return after the elections be... Read more »

The Narrative Roadblock to Forest Rights Act

Source: By Vaishnavi Rathore The Supreme Court order of February 13, 2019 on the forced eviction of more than 1,000,000 forest-dwelling households from forestlands across 16 states, once again brought to the... Read more »

School: Sometimes too big a dream

Source: By Anubhav Chakraborty Piyush and Anuj are not your average kids in the block who pack their bags with notebooks and lunchboxes and go to school everyday. They are the actual... Read more »