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Day February 16, 2020

The comical, the witty and the satirical: Remembering the many facets of IS Johar

On his birth centenary today, we look at the multi-hyphenate talent of writer, actor, director, producer Inderjeet Singh Johar. New Delhi – 16 Feb 2020 9:30 IST As Gasim in David Lean's Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)4 SUKHPREET KAHLON Who do you think… Continue Reading →

Resist the NPR! ‘CAA–NRC–NPR and Its Discontents’: An Elaborate Analysis

What, in this context, we have to keep in mind is the following. AA. The CAA, in the very briefest, is arbitrary and discriminatory.Sends out the toxic message that Muslims just do not belong.In flagrant violation of the very essence of the Indian… Continue Reading →

Goa Foundation touts cash dividend for citizens from oil money

By Staff Reporter -February 10, 2020 DIRECTOR of India’s Goa Foundation, Rahul Basu has proposed a cash transfer system of Guyana’s oil wealth, which he says will ensure that the country’s inherited wealth remains in the hands of its people. It forms… Continue Reading →

165 years ago, first female Dalit writer wrote about the ‘grief of the Mangs and the Mahars’

Here is a historical piece of writing by India’s first female Dalit writer Mukta Salve. At the time of writing this essay, she was merely 14 years old and a student at the school run by Jotirao and Savitribai PhuleBY MUKTA… Continue Reading →

Towards population stabilisation in India: why stringent control measures do not work #PeopleBeforeNumbers

Background/Context India, with a current population size of 1.37 billion, has the second largest population in the world. By 2027, India is expected to overtake China to become the most populous country (UN World Population Prospects 2019). In recent times,… Continue Reading →

Arundhati Roy – The Graveyard Talks Back

Fiction in the time of fake newsARUNDHATI ROY13 February 2020 The Muslim graveyard, the kabristan, is a ghetto of the new Hindu India—and Kashmir, covered with graveyards after thirty years of war, is almost a graveyard itself. Only in fiction… Continue Reading →

Did you know Gujarat chief minister doesn’t have email id

There is ‘no record’ of those meeting him Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani does not have an official email id, nor is any register maintained of those meeting him in his office. Revealing this through a Right to Information (RTI)… Continue Reading →

Bhuj Hostel Horror- After outrage, govt forms SIT to probe

CM condemns the incident; five-member SIT team collects CCTV footage from institute, takes statements of college students Two days after the entire country erupted over the news of 68 girls in a Bhuj college being forced to undergo a ‘strip… Continue Reading →

Mental Health Crisis- The age of anxiety- recognise it

This mental health crisis is clawing away at one in every seven Indians, says a recent study. But experts believe those numbers fall way below reality | Arnab.Ganguly Three years ago, Tarun Arora woke up one night gasping for breath, incoherent… Continue Reading →

How toys, tech and counsellors are turning courts child-friendly

Improvements in courtroom atmosphere and sensitised judicial processes are enabling child sex abuse survivors to give clinching testimony, leading to higher conviction Himanshi Dhawan & Rebecca Samervel | TNN In January, a court in Rajasthan’s Churu sent 21-year-old Dayaram Meghwal to life… Continue Reading →

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