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: Sabrangindia.in 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 »

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

Source: Countercurrents.org 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: Counterview.net 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: Countercurrents.org 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: Sabrangindia.in 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: Countercurrents.org 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: Sabrangindia.in 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: Counterview.net 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: Counterview.org 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: Counterview.net 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: Countercurrents.org 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 »

Fascism, Caste, Dead Capital

Source: Countercurrents.org By Kuriakose Mathew Dead capital is the capital that cannot (easily) be converted into investment. Hernando de Soto’s term dead capital could have been about India as well. The country has... 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: Counterview.net 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 »