Manuben’s diaries cover major political, social events at a crucial juncture of India’s history

Source: By Nandini Oza Manuben Gandhi was an important woman political activist who is less known in spite of being a central observer of many of the momentous events surrounding India’s... Read more »

Gujarat’s politician-builder-bureaucrat nexus ‘responsible’ for Surat tragedy, killing 22

Source: By RK Misra Gujarat spent Rs 3,000 crore building the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, but in Surat 22 students died on May 24 because the... Read more »

Govt. Report Reveals Shocking Condition of Workers in India

Source: By Subodh Varma Monthly earnings are below minimum norms, most are working well beyond 8 hours per day and nearly three fourths can be fired anytime because they don’t have any... Read more »

Govt of India overestimated GDP by 2.5%, must restore reputational damage

Source: By Rajiv Shah Top economist Arvind Subramanian has said that changes brought about by the Government of India in data sources and methodology for estimating the country’s gross domestic product... Read more »

When Rape and Violence become the Battleground for Communal Identities

Source: Television and social media discourse over the past one week has touched an all-time low. Two gruesome incidents of rape in two cities, both in Uttar Pradesh (UP), Aligarh and... Read more »

Whither Secularism: Democratic Society and Minority Rights

Source: By Ram Puniyani We are living in times where the social norms, the values of Constitution have been violated times and over again. The increasing atrocities on dalits, the lynchings of... Read more »

Mumbai infrastructure in crisis

Source: By Vidyadhar Date It is time Mumbai’s new municipal commissioner Pravin Pardeshi convenes a meeting of citizens to discuss ways to take the city out of the mess it has landed... Read more »

Will Nehru’s Secular India Survive post- 2019 Elections?

Source: By Badre Alam Khan The secular minded academics and civil society have reminded us once again that Nehru’s secular legacy needs to be remembered in a given political context, on the... Read more »

UN demands GOI response on Human Rights crisis related to NRC in Assam

Source: June, 7: In a scathing letter to the Government of India, five senior officials of the United Nations have expressed regret at the lack of response from the government on... Read more »

NGOs need international protection from Hindu nationalism in India

Source: By Roomana Hukil The return to power of Narendra Modi’s right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) creates uncertainty about the future of advocacy in India. Since 1976, civil society organizations have faced... Read more »

Understanding Deinstitutionalisation in India

Source: By Dr Kiran Modi Decades of research has clearly proved the harms of ‘institutionalised’ care onOHC (Out of Home) children. There are several studies that have showed the systemic inadequacies observed... Read more »

Phantom of the Vedic Opera Returns

Source: By Satya Sagar In an era where national elections have become a strange cross between an episode of Big Boss and twenty-twenty cricket, it has become quite difficult to take the... Read more »

Disaster for Democracy: How The Modi Wave Has Flooded India With Fascism

Source: By Pieter Friedrich “In the west, we have labels,” commented journalist François Gautier on WION TV, during a panel about the results of India’s 2019 general election. “Right, left. Far-right, far-left.... Read more »

Can’t have an agricultural sector that employs 60% of workforce but grows at 2% per annum

Source: By Mohan Guruswamy By 2050, India’s population is likely to reach 1.7 billion, which will then be nearly equal to China and the US combined. A fundamental question then is... Read more »

Shocking report on “torture” in Kashmir jails

Source: A recent report titled “Torture: Indian State’s Instrument of Control in Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir”, published by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), has claimed to build “on the body of... Read more »

Indians Tend Not To Vote For Development

Source: By Benita Chacko  Despite a raft of economic woes afflicting the country, ranging from joblessness to farm distress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept to power in India, winning 56% of seats. The study,... Read more »

How NRC legitimised xenophobia and chauvinism in Assam

Source: Co-Written by Parag Jyoti Saikia and Suraj Gogoi As soon as the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was released, an image went viral across media platforms in... Read more »

Why the love for the Mahatma’s Assassin Godse?

Source: Here is an excerpt from Subhash Gatade’s recent book, Hindutva’s Second Coming, throwing light on the ‘love of the assassin’. (Pages 272, Media House, 2019, Jawaharlal Nehru was an inveterate letter writer,... Read more »

What Modi’s landslide election victory means for already terrified Indian Muslims?

Source: By Abdus Sattar Ghazali Washington Post:  Modi’s win is a victory for a form of religious nationalism that views India as a fundamentally Hindu nation and seeks to jettison the secularism promoted by... Read more »

Now that polls are over, IAF admits it shot down its own helicopter in Budgam

Source: New Delhi: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has unofficially admitted that it had shot down its own helicopter killing seven Indians when Indian fighter planes were engaging Pakistani intruders on... Read more »