Demolishing Human Rights in India

Source: By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ This past year from December 2018, had two significant 70th anniversaries: first, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10 December 1948) and then, of... Read more »

Hyderabad encounter a ‘ploy’ to shut down demand for accountability from police

Source: The All-India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA), in a statement signed by Rati Rao, AIPWA president, Meena Tiwari, general secretary, and Kavita Krishnan, secretary, has said that the Hyderabad fake encounter... Read more »

Why a demand for free education is at the heart of feminism?!

Source: By Pooja Kalita I often remember the female protagonist of the novel – Milkman by Anna Burns (Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018). She was sexually harassed by a man... Read more »

Ex-World Bank chief economist doubts spurt in India’s ease of doing business rank

By Rajiv Shah This is in continuation of my previous blog where I had quoted from a commentary which top economist Prof Kaushik Basu had written in the New York Times (NYT)... Read more »

India is not quite yet a Hindu Rashtra: 70th Constitution Day

Source: By Dr. Aurobindo Ghose In January 2018, four top Supreme Court Judges in a surprise move, held a press conference declaring that ” Democracy is at stake, and we have... Read more »

Will Taj Mahal meet the same fate as Babri Masjid?

Source: One of the greatest wonders of the World and the only one in India, Taj Mahal, has become the newest target of the Hindutva killer/demolition squad. It was ordered to... Read more »

Sabarimala: Male devotee nurturing unholy thoughts is ‘unfit’ to visit Lord Ayyappa shrine

Source: By RB Sreekumar, IPS (Retd) The Supreme Court last week, by 3:2 majority, decided to keep the review petitions in Sabarimala matter pending until a larger bench determines questions related... Read more »

As fear ‘grips’ right liberals, Arvind Panagariya, too, would be declared anti-national?

Source: By Rajiv Shah It is surely well-known by now that India’s top people in the power-that-be have been castigating all those who disagree with them as “anti-nationals”. Nothing unusual. If... Read more »

The Plight Of The ‘Nowhere People’

Source: Imprisoned by barbed wire, lacking basic amenities and rights, people trapped within the enclaves along the India-Bangladesh border lead wretched lives, writes filmmaker Aparna Sen She is in labour. Her... Read more »

Giving blood to save human lives is my response to the repression of Indian state

Source: This past Saturday, November 9 was one of those gloomy days that brought together the Sikhs and Muslims to jointly grieve the highhandedness of the Indian establishment. By Gurpreet Singh... Read more »

SC Verdict on Ayodhya: My Conscience Does Not Allow Me to Celebrate It

Source: By Abhay Kumar What if the Ram temple were demolished on December 6, 1992 instead of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya? Do you think the Supreme Court judgment would have... Read more »

Babri Masjid Verdict: My House Demolished, I Go To Court, Court Awards The Land To The Demolisher, Is This Justice?

Source: By Binu Mathew Someone demolished my house. I went to court to get justice. The court ordered that the demolisher can build house in the place where my house stood.... Read more »

India’s soft underbelly: The informal economy

BY HIMANSHU MANGLIK   The economic slowdown is worrying. They say it is a global and cyclical phenomenon, and that things will improve in due course. Perhaps. Yet, we need to worry because... Read more »

Why Hindutva Brigade Spews Lies

Source: By Subhash Gatade History is witness that Buddhism, which originated in the Indian subcontinent, posed a challenge to brahmanical Hinduism. It is also recorded history that Buddhism was completely wiped... Read more »

Why minorities in India need to ‘rise above’ narrow sectarian parochial interests

Source: By Swami Agnivesh The predicament of minorities in every society has to be understood sensitively and wisely, especially by themselves. On the whole, this is not the case. Religious minorities... Read more »

Savarkar, India’s ’Ratna’ of a Different Kind!

Source: By Subhash Gatade BJP’s poll promise of Bharat Ratna for Savarkar, who inspired a wide spectrum of fanatic individuals and violent organisations, shows the moral vacuousness of the Hindutva project... Read more »

Why shouldn’t citizens of India ‘deserve to be treated’ judiciously by the judiciary?

Source: By Pannalal Surana On October 1, 2019 last, the Supreme Court declined to pass interim order to maintain Status Quo about reorganization of the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).... Read more »

Disruptive diplomacy: New era of informal bilateralism

BY RAJENDRA SHENDE  Disagreements do not degenerate into disputes. Differences are the signs of mutual understanding and mature relationship. The meaningful and informal dialogues are the means to engage in pathfinding. That... Read more »

Why Nitish could play it safe in 2020 polls

BY RAHUL VATSA (15:10)  Recently, a big hoarding was prominently displayed outside the Janata Dal (United) office in Patna saying, ‘Kyun Karen Vichar, Thike to Hain Nitish Kumar?’ It was not in accordance... Read more »

This Dussehra, will Harmony triumph over Hate ?

Source: By Ishmeet Nagpal Dussehra is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm. I remember going to the big melas in Punjab where Ravana’s effigy was burned while the crowd cheered-... Read more »