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Corona Lockdown – I will not light candle

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Shrimaan , ShaktimaanAadarniya PradhanI beg pardonMujhe maaf karnaI will not light candleI will keep the lights onAs a symbolAs a beaconFor my country menWho walked the roadsDesperate to reachTheir homesTheir familiesFar far awayDriven by fearOf disease , hungerUnemploymentTheir daily livingSnatched… Continue Reading →

Why should we oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act?

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This is an amendment to the Citizenship Act of 1955 that seeks to offer Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians hailing from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, provided that the person should have entered India on or… Continue Reading →

STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON HEALTH WORKERS Statement on the Rape and Murder of Dr. Priyanka Reddy, India

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Statement Issued by: The Network: TUFH and Women and Health Together for the Future We, the undersigned medical students, health professionals, academics, activists, and progressive groups around the world, are outraged by the rape and murder of Veterinary Doctor Priyanka… Continue Reading →

Suicide- Myths and Facts you should know #mustshare

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A step towards life Suicide is a word loaded with the sentiments of dismay, despair and the fear of death. This often stops us from having a discussion about suicide. However, if we freely talk about it, we can surely… Continue Reading →

More than 1000 Citizens write to Maharashtra CM opposing proposed Aadhaar-Voter ID linking #FreedomFromAadhaar #AadhaarSeAzaadi

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More than 1000 Citizens write to CM Devendra Fadnavis opposing proposed Aadhaar-Voter ID linking  The Times of India reported on July 22 that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had written to India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora regarding linking voter… Continue Reading →

Living Dead – 34 years of #BhopalGasTragedy- Elusive Justice

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It was on the night of December 2, 1984, when Bhopal died a million deaths. The chemical, methyl isocyanate (MIC), that spilled out from Union Carbide India Ltd’s (UCIL’s) pesticide factory turned the city into a vast gas chamber. People… Continue Reading →

India – Who are the Five arrested for Bhima Koregaon Violence and alleged #PlotToKillPM ?

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For all five, who are facing charges under stringent sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, interactions with the police and the state are not new. Policemen accompany the Dalits protestors in Bhima Koregaon, Pune, on January 3, 2018. Credit:… Continue Reading →

Poem- I sent the horses back home #JusticeForAsifa

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I SENT THE HORSES BACK HOME By- Parvathy Mira Maai, I sent the horses trotting, And they found their way back home. But, I couldn’t. My legs that you thought were Swift as those of a deer, They froze. Maai, they… Continue Reading →

Women Empowerment Through the Eyes of 13 year-old artist

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13 year-old budding artist with Immense Talent and understanding paints on women empowerment  By – Svetlana Chatterjee from Dubai I had drawn this painting when i came to know about an art competition , and the theme was of my… Continue Reading →

Octogenarian Dr Jonathan Fine who dared to go where even Indians did not dare #RIP

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   by- Kamayani Bali Mahabal As I opened my inbox today….. Tributes to Dr Jonathan  Fine in PHR newsletter, made me just Jump and Scream. And there was a flashback of almost  7 years . Let them call me rebel… Continue Reading →

One year of #DeMonetisation – Parody- Baar Baar Fenko is going viral

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  A small parody, dedicated to the biggest parody ever in India…Celebrating 1 Year of ‘demon’etisation – We are Happy to give this to you, so that you shall sing this on streets, schools and wherever you are on 8th… Continue Reading →

Shameless Vedanta – Faking Happiness – #CSR more LIES #IndependenceDayIndia

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  As I  began my day witha cuppa coffee and opened the Economic Times  today, the smiling FACES  glared at me, thinking it to be cover page story of India at 70, as  I rolled my eyes down  to the… Continue Reading →

114 Armed Forces veterans write to PM Modi against #MobLynching and supporting #NotInMyName Protest

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Armed Forces veterans write open letter to PM Modi: Condemn targeting of Muslims, Dalits In the letter the Armed Forces veterans said they stand with the ‘Not in My Name’ campaign and that the Armed Forces stand for “Unity in Diversity“…. Continue Reading →

How many know that a Muslim woman designed the Indian National flag ?

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A study by Capt. L. Panduranga Reddy recently substantiated claims that while the current Indian National Flag evolved over several decades of the independence movement, it was a woman from Hyderabad who gave us the final tricoloured beauty that we call… Continue Reading →

Digital Version – Myth busting book on beef eating #Download

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India: Digital version of historian D.N.Jha’s myth busting book on beef eating by Hindus and Buddhists in ancient times   In The Myth Of The Holy Cow, the author reveals that in ancient times, Hindus and Buddhists ate beef. According… Continue Reading →

Doctor, Doctor: Healthcare For The Homeless

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By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal He used to dress like a homeless person. On purpose. Two or three nights a week, he’d rub dirt in his hair and clothes before walking the dark streets of Pittsburgh searching for the very people he… Continue Reading →

India: Where Women Call The Shots

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  By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal   Mumbai –Imagine a wedding, when the groom follows the bride to her home to start a new life together. Imagine a room filled with laughter and joy when a baby girl is born. Imagine a… Continue Reading →

The camera is on Muslim women

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Dehleez toh paar kar li hai, ab zamane se takrana hai. Peeche mud ke ab kya dekhoon, mujhe aage badhte jana hai. I have crossed the patriarchal boundary, now I have to fight the world Why should i look back… Continue Reading →

#RIP Activist, Feminist and Friend Trupti Shah- Her life in her own words

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Trupti Shah, Friend ,feminist, environmentalist, human rights activist is no more with us. She left us at 9.15 p.m. May 26, 2016. She battled lung cancer that was detected in October 2014. We could not honor her last wishes to… Continue Reading →

South Africa: The Importance Of “Telling Our Own Stories” #Vaw

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Cape Town (Women’s Feature Service) – As the curtains go up and the bright lights dramatically illuminate the room, all the audience can see is a bare stage with three chairs. A stark setting indeed and, yet, it’s the perfect… Continue Reading →

Time to BOYCOTT change.org , EXPOSED once again #socialmedia

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I have exposed change .org two years back and every now and then the true colours are shown in their contradictory campaigns. Below is information why, after hosting more then 250 petitions i  have boycotted change.org https://kractivist.org/why-activists-should-boycott-change-org-petitions/ HERE EXPOSED ONCE… Continue Reading →

Translation of Vasant Dattatreya Gurjar’s poem Gandhi Mala Bhetla (Gandhi Met Me)

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The Marathi poem, Gandhi Mala Bhetala (Gandhi met me), is a satirical critique of those who falsely claim to follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi   The poem was first published in 1983. The poet was a class-III employee of the Bombay… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – ‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’- Maria Da Penha #Vaw

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‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’ Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA( BRAZIL)- Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was fast asleep when her husband, Antonio Heredia Vivero, a teacher, shot at her. Though she was rushed to the hospital, the attack… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading -Favela Girls Pirouette Out of Poverty in Brazil

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by Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA, Brazil — Bom Jardim, home to some 200,000 people, is one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in this city. Located at the southwestern tip of the metropolis, with long streets laid in a grid, the… Continue Reading →

Open letter to Justice Katju – Happy New Year and Get Well Soon !

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1st Jan’ 2015 Dear Justice  Makrand Katju Greetings !! Your recent post on Gay and Lesbian Relationships (LGBT) ,    created a lot of ruckus,    as you tweeted , sadly ,               you were called a homophobic also, and then your CLARIFICATION further aggravated the ire. I am writing to you, as to why it happened . Why were you labeled homophobe, Sexist and   misogynist According to you, homosexuality is a  ‘unnatural ‘and “modern” phenomenon and must be ‘cured’ to give way to reproductive heterosexuality.In your opinion, at the heart of heterosexual bonding, companionship, love, lies procreative sex and the desire to keep the human race going. Therefore, you question , “Will a gay relationship or marriage serve nature’s requirement of continuing the species?” So what is ‘natural’. It will mean, not only humans but all species who exists on planet earth . And we have seen that homosexuality is found in mammals, birds and even insects. Also  I hate to break your conviction that homosexuality  is “unnatural” and “not a disease”, the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 and the World Health Organization in 1992 did accept homosexuality as a ”normal” variant of human sexuality. That apart, if one reads the history of sexual practices across the world, one realises that same-sex sexual practices have been  there since times  immemorial and that sexual identity-based categories are only an early 20th century invention of American-European psychologists and sexologists…. Continue Reading →

Mumbra’s Muslim Girls Kick Out Stereotypes #Womenrights

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Kamayani Bali Mahabal    They started off as a secret sports club. What brought them together was their shared love for football, a game they couldn’t dream of playing owing to their conservative family backgrounds. After all, how could young… Continue Reading →

#India- Militant Durga Vahini Camp In India Is Training Young Women To Hate Themselves And Accept Their Weakness #WTFnews

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“Can you really hide your natural weakness or character as a woman?”posted on May 26, 2014, at 1:39 a.m. Tasneem NashrullaBuzzFeed Staff    The Durga Vahini is the women’s wing of a Hindu nationalist organization in India — the Vishwa… Continue Reading →

My 88 year old Grand Mother, Pramod Dutta wins awards for her contribution to Hindi Literature

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   I am a proud grand daughter  today , the best new year gift was the call from  My 88 year-old Nani, Pramod Dutta telling me she  got  two awards, one was for short stories by Haryana Sahitya Academi and… Continue Reading →

#India – Faking Happiness is forced to Present the ‘ VEDANTA ANTHEM” #HipHop #mustshare

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Kamayani for FAKING HAPPINESS CAMPAIGN     An Indo-German collaboration with production by the talented DJ BC from Germany and the lyrics and vocals by A-List from India. A List is a raptivist and a member of Faking Happiness campaign. This track… Continue Reading →

#RIP – Tribute to Hassam , Friend and Human Rights Activist from Pakistan

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Life partner of my first friend  from  Pakistan is no more As I opened the Facebook page of Aisha  Gazdar to share Neela  Bhagwat’ s  classical rendition of Faiz poem, “Bol” As her page slowly opened, I wondered why She… Continue Reading →

# India- Why Independence Day is a #BlackDay15august

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   The UPA government considers Indian life worthless and dispensable by freeing Russia from liability commitment for Koodankulam reactors 1 & 2. The UPA government signs secret agreements with foreign governments and does not disclose the content to its own… Continue Reading →

#India – After 67 years of #Independence- ‘ YEH KAISI AZADI HAI”

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At the stroke of midnight when the world sleeps, India awakes, Yes! India has woken up to freedom, but for whom? After 67  years of Independence, The poor have no kapda, roti, makaan so let them have cell phones. The UPA… Continue Reading →

Demand justice for all the undertrials incarcerated in Maharashtra Prisons amidst the COVID -19 Pandemic

The Constitution of India, Article 21, guarantees protection of life and personal liberty to every individual. Yet, the rights of activists and lawyers incarcerated under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) since 2018 in Maharashtra jails are at grave… Continue Reading →

Jailed Assam peasant leader Akhil Gogoi tested for COVID-19 after 2 associates found positive

Assam peasant leader and founder of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) Akhil Gogoi has been tested for COVID-19 after two of his associates have been found positive for Covid-19. INDIA Updated: Jul 09, 2020 17:15 IST Hindustan Times, Guwahati Assam peasant… Continue Reading →

Legendary actor and comedian, Jagdeep passes away at 81

… Veteran actor and comedian, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, popularly known by his screen name Jagdeep, passed away yesterday at his residence in Mumbai.  He was 81.  Jagdeep was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Edition of the… Continue Reading →

Blind girl dies due to want of foodgrains, medicines as she did not have updated aadhaar card

New Delhi, Jul 7 The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought response of the AAP government on a PIL which alleged that a 12-year-old blind girl died recently for want of foodgrains, medicines and financial help, all of which were… Continue Reading →

Police to journalist: Why do you criticise the govt?

Reply: It’s my right. I’m not obliged to answer you    |   Published 08.07.20, 02:51 AM The Supreme Court on Tuesday told veteran journalist Vinod Dua not to answer a second questionnaire sent to him by Himachal Pradesh police in a sedition… Continue Reading →

Shadow of Laxmanpur Bathe on Bihar Election

An unpredictable element has found a new lease of life thanks to the coming Assembly election.Subhash Gatade 08 Jul 2020 The outlawed Ranvir Sena—the private army of upper caste landlords of Bihar—is in the news again. It recently threatened the Bihar… Continue Reading →

Ahmedabad lockdown: 37% poor households didn’t get ration, Dalits, Muslims worst hit

POSTED ON JULY 8, 2020 By Rajiv Shah An authoritative survey, carried out by a group of academics and social workers, among low-income settlements in Ahmedabad during the Narendra Modi-announced Covid-19 lockdown, has said a whopping 37% of the households… Continue Reading →

Violent Policemen, Impunity, and the Refusal to Reform

DOMA KOUSHIK REDDY & ARNAV SINGH | 7 JULY, 2020 1,731 deaths in police or judicial custody were reported last year  P. Jeyaraj aged 62, a shopkeeper, and his son J. Bennix aged 32 were taken into custody by the Sathankulam… Continue Reading →

Bhima-Koregaon case: Delhi HC order on Navlakha quashed

Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case The Supreme Court, on Monday, set aside Delhi High Court’s May 27 order to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to produce the records of the production warrant issued for the transfer of journalist-turned-civil rights activist Gautam… Continue Reading →

The State seems to ‘relish’ harassing, torturing Akhil Gogoi, a peasant rights campaigner

By Atul, Sandeep Pandey* Akhil Gogoi, a peasant leader and Right to Information (RTI) activist from Assam, has been in jail since December 2019. His crime is that he exercised his fundamental right of speech and expression by protesting against… Continue Reading →

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