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Day August 5, 2020

How We Should Be Talking About Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death

In the public conversation that Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide has precipitated, one can only hope the discourse of mental health will restore some sanity.By Shreevatsa Nevatia A day after Sushant Singh Rajput took his life, my sister forwarded me a to-do list the… Continue Reading →

Union busting and unfair dismissals: Garment workers during COVID-19

Millions of vulnerable workers in the garment industry have been laid off or have lost wages as a result of order cancellations and non-payment by apparel brands in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent reports from worker groups and media show that… Continue Reading →

Monument of Violations: ‘Ayodhya-Ram Mandir Inauguration’:A Frontal Attack on our Constitutional Democracy Led by the Prime Minister

Resist the ‘Hindu Rashtra’ Project of Lies, Hatred and Violence Perpetrators of the Criminal Demolition of Babri Masjid must be held legally accountable   5th Aug, 2020: National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) expresses deep anguish at the initiation of the construction… Continue Reading →

Tribute: Farewell, Alkazi sahib the ‘father of modern Indian theatre’

Mumbai Mirror / Updated: Aug 5, 2020, 14:09 IST PHOTOGRAPHS: ALKAZI FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTSBy Gerson da CunhaEbrahim Hamed AlkaziOctober 18, 1925-August 4, 2020 Thespian Gerson da Cunha remembers the life and times of Ebrahim Alkazi — the ‘father of modern Indian theatre’. It… Continue Reading →

Covid 19 – Government Abolishes All India Handicrafts Board

Strange things happen quietly in COVID times – without even a whisper of warning. The news that the almost 70 year old All India Handicrafts Board, established in 1952 by Pupul Jayakar and nurtured by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, has been abolished… Continue Reading →

Madhya Pradesh: Dewas DM orders probe into self immolation by woman, attack on revenue officers

Posted On July 31, 2020 INDORE: Dewas district collector Chandramauli Shukla on Thursday ordered a probe into the attack on revenue officers during an anti-encroachment drive after a woman set herself afire in Atwas village of the district. Three officers… Continue Reading →

Before pointing fingers at Bollywood, media houses should look at their own employee contracts

In the business of media, employees often have to sign contracts with manipulative or severe clauses.By Prateek Goyal At the centre of the media circus over Sushant Singh Rajput’s death last month is a controversy over a contract signed by the Bollywood… Continue Reading →

Zulm Zakhm Azaadi: Women’s Voices Of Resistance In Kashmir

Today, 5th August 2020, marks a year since the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and the beginning of the clampdown on communication in Kashmir. A four-member team from WSS had visited Kashmir from September 23-28, 2019 to interact with… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad Case: NIA custody of Hany Babu extended till August 7

MUMBAI Updated: Aug 05, 2020 00:32 IST A special court on Tuesday extended the National Investigating Agency’s (NIA) custody of Hany Babu MT, 54, an associate professor in the department of English at Delhi University, till August 7. The NIA claimed… Continue Reading →

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