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Month November 2019

Tamil actor-director Bhagyaraj on sexual assault: ‘You can’t only blame boys; women create the opportunity’

How can you always blame boys?’: Director Bhagyaraj’s ‘genius’ thoughts on rape ‘ Bhagyaraj was speaking at the music launch of ‘Karuthukalai Pathivu Sei’, a film which has a plot resembling the Pollachi sexual assault case. Tamil film director Bhagyaraj believes that… Continue Reading →

WSS Condemns IIT-Ms Inaction regarding the Institutional Murder of Fathima Latheef

Demand Urgent Institution-level Inquiry into the role of Prof. Sudarshan Padmanabhan! Stand in solidarity with Fathima’s family and fellow students, in their struggle for justice for Fathima! On November 9th 2019, 19 year old Fathima Latheef, a first year topper student of IIT-Madras, committed suicide… Continue Reading →

Gujarat- Dalit RTI Activist Thrashed by ‘Upper Caste Men’

Posted On November 27, 2019 Amitbhai Jerambhai Parmar, a dalit RTI activist and social worker was attacked reportedly by men belonging to upper caste while he was returning to his home at Khopala village in Gadhada taluka, Botad. At around… Continue Reading →

More than 500 economists and social scientists demand the release of release of NSSO consumption survey data by the Indian government

      We the undersigned demand that the Government of India releases the report and data of all NSSO Surveys that have been completed and approved by the NSSO’s internal systems, including the results of the 75th round Survey of… Continue Reading →

Beloved Cartoonist Sudhir Dhar Passes Away At 87 #RIP

Here’s A Journey Down The Memory Lane Priyanshi Mathur Updated: Nov 26, 2019, 16:04 Renowned cartoonist – Sudhir Dhar – whose work graced a lot of newspapers, passed away on Tuesday morning, at the age of 87. He suffered a cardiac… Continue Reading →

Women Speak From Margins of Ayodhya Dispute

Not the loss of a mosque, but the disregard for Muslims causes anguish.Hasina Khan, Sana Contractor 26 Nov 2019 We, two Muslim women born and raised in Bombay, residents of Bhendi Bazaar, relived the pain and trauma of the 1992 riots on… Continue Reading →

Whither “we the people”? Have we Indians really ‘done away’ with our Constitution?

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Sworn in, resigned: CM, dy CM, Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis with Ajit Pawar By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ*Exactly 70 years ago on November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted and gave to “we, the people”… Continue Reading →

Gujarat farmers ‘sow’ potato seed PepsiCo claims it had developed

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 In a symbolic protest against PepsiCo, which had filed a case against Gujarat farmers for “illegally” using sowing the potato variety FL-2027 the company claims to have developed and hence has intellectual property right (IPR) over… Continue Reading →

Why Pragya Singh Thakur’s ‘elevation’ to MoD’s consultative committee is not really a shocker

Indrajit Hazra Whether you like khadi jewellery or pineapple on your pizza, Sharad Pawar or Ajit jokes, you have to give it to this government, they wear smart pants. While the appointment of Pragya ‘Go Godse Go!’ Singh Thakur has… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra CPM MLA snubs 5-star stay offer to address farmers amid govt crisis

At a time when Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress MLAs are being shifted from one five-star hotel to another to keep them from straying, there is one MLA who seems far removed from the power-brokering process. Communist Party of India… Continue Reading →

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