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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Gond artist Venkat Shyam’s Delhi solo on nature

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Gond art, a tribal art form intricately linked with nature, has found a contemporary outlet in the works of Venkat Raman Singh Shyam, a second-generation artist from the... Read more »

Disinterested in politics, Punjab’s 93% women farm workers “ignorant” who is India’s PM

Source: By Rajiv Shah April 23, Even as political parties are fighting a pitched battle during the Lok Sabha elections, a recent study, ‘Socio-Economic Conditions and Political Participation of Rural Women... Read more »

Muti-religious, caste Jallianwala matyrdom lies hidden in dark rooms of National Archives

By Shamsul Islam Today India has turned into a grazing field for all kinds of religious bigots led by the Hindutva gang. Even the Prime Minister of the country, who took oath... Read more »

Epic war against caste system is the constitutional responsibility of an elected government

Edited by well-known Gujarat Dalit rights leader Martin Macwan, the book, “Bhed-Bharat: An Account of Injustice and Atrocities on Dalits and Adivasis (2014-18)” (available in English and Gujarati*) is a selection of... Read more »

Araku Valley is brewing one of the best coffees in the world

Araku Valley, the highlands of the Eastern Ghats mountain range overlooking the Bay of Bengal, is brewing one of the best coffees in the world and its aroma just got headier with... Read more »

Waste pickers face respiratory, musculo-skeletal, gastrointestinal ailments, social stigma

By Sheshu Babu In cities and towns, one often comes across heaps of garbage on roadsides and poor — mostly slum dwellers, children — hovering around the pile. These people are mostly... Read more »