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September 2018

How Chunni Bai’s death exposes the lie about #Aadhaar

INCLUSION OR EXCLUSION? For millions of poor people, biometric authentication is a harrowing experience NIKHIL DEY & ARUNA ROY On September 27, 2018, a day after the Supreme Court’s Aadhaar judgment, Chunni Bai of Panton Ki Anti, Rajsamand district, Rajasthan died… Continue Reading →

A small #metoo flame has started lets keep it going #WhyIdidntReport

WHY THEY DIDN’T REPORT IT Donald Trump’s tweet about why Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser didn’t report the incident earlier triggered a hashtag movement across the world last week. In India too, many women — and even some men— came forward with… Continue Reading →

25 yrs on, an earthquake still feels like clear & present danger in Latur villages

Prasad.Josh Killari/Sastur: The tremors haven’t stopped. So the fear of the next big one lurks around even street corner, and weighs heavily on every conversation about what happened on this day 25 years ago in Killari, a village in Maharashtra’s… Continue Reading →

Blind women deploy their power of touch in fight against breast cancer

Ambika.Pandit@timesgroup.com New Delhi: When her deteriorating vision finally ended in blindness two years ago, Neha Suri’s despair was complete. But just a year later, this lone breadwinner and mother of a teen, found not just a light in the darkness… Continue Reading →

Mumbai University drops TYBA Marathi poem #Censorship

 Drushya Naslelya Drushyat The poem forms a part of the syllabus of the third year BA course (inset) Manwar’s book Drushya Naslelya Drushyat Kranti Vibhute Updated: Sep 30, 2018, 06:30 AM IST In the face of objections by student activist groups… Continue Reading →

Dissent symbol of vibrant democracy: Chandrachud

‘Liberty Can’t Be Sacrificed At Altar Of Conjectures’ Dhananjay.Mahapatra@timesgroup.com Justice D Y Chandrachud on Friday dissented against the majority verdict of CJI Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and said Pune police’s “disconcerting” attitude in besmirching and maligning the… Continue Reading →

Mumbai – Top 3 corporators are women, 2 of bottom 3 are from AIMIM

It Is A Great Achievement & Way Forward For City: Praja Richa.Pinto@timesgroup.com Mumbai: Women appear to be leading the way in the BMC. Women corporators occupy the top three ranks in the civic report card NGO Praja Foundation released on… Continue Reading →

The Body as an Oral Text: A review of Teresa Rehman’s ‘The Mothers of Manipur

’ By Sabreen Ahmed The Mothers of Manipur, written by noted journalist from North-east India, Teresa Rehman, is a testimony to the provocatively progressive culture of activism and gendered social organization of the Meira Paibis of Manipur, woven through the anecdotes… Continue Reading →

India – DY Chandrachud, the Justice Who Marches to a Different Tune

SEEMA MUSTAFA | Bhima Koregaon case, 5 activists get four more weeks in house arrest  NEW DELHI: In this week of a slew of important judgements from the Supreme Court, one Justice has entered the public eye, without even trying to. Justice… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon case -WSS condemns the majority judgment of the Supreme Court

  WSS deeply condemns the majority judgement of the Supreme Court which has dismissed the PIL filed by Romila Thapar, Devaki Jain, Satish Deshpande, Prabhat Patnaik and Maja Daruwalla and has in effect granted the notorious Pune Police impunity to… Continue Reading →

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