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Day August 11, 2020

People’s poet, a voice of resistance, Rahat Indori who tested positive for Covid-19, passes away

Indori’s Twitter bio describes him as “Indian Poet, Painter, Bollywood Lyricist”. By Shams Ur Rehman Alavi If mushairas were to be equated with cricket, then he was surely the Viv Richards of Urdu shayri. Rahat Indori, who died in Indore on… Continue Reading →

Of 2 min phone calls and three birthdays in prison: What keeps professor Shoma Sen going

Published: 10th August 2020      Accused in the Elgar Parishad Bhima Koregaon case, Shoma Sen recently celebrated her third consecutive birthday in prison Parvathi BenuEdex Live How much information can two people exchange during a two-minute-long phone call? The call doesn’t extend… Continue Reading →

Your closest friend may be smiling all the time and yet battling depression

It’s Not Just A Phase! Here’s What You Should Never Say To Someone Battling Depression If you ignore the seriousness of the illness, you may be unknowingly pushing the person into a seemingly bottomless chasm. If someone you know has… Continue Reading →

Police : Arrested development- Absence of adequate personnel impacts police’s diversity profile

Excerpts from the chapter “Police: Arrested development” by Akhilesh Patil, Common Cause; Radhika Jha, Common Cause; Devika Prasad, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative; and Devyani Srivastava, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, from the study “India Justice Report: Ranking States on Police, Judiciary, Prisons &… Continue Reading →

COVID Crisis Challenges in People with Disabilities and Hansen’s Disease

By Padmini Murthy These people are at a higher risk for contracting COVID -19 with reduced access to health care services, personal protective equipment such as masks, basic hygiene facilities and sanitation .Many of these people with physical and mental disabilities… Continue Reading →

Whither ‘Hinduism’ that Gandhi, Ramkrishna, Vivekanand, Tagore preached?

By Prem Verma* Sixth December, 1992 – the day India lost its secular character and opted for majoritarionism as its ruling philosophy. The quilt of India made from its myriad beliefs, religions, languages, customs and traditions was torn to shreds by… Continue Reading →

Pressured RSS-Linked Candidate Attempts to “Shoot the Messenger”

Sri Preston Kulkarni dodges questions about RSS support for campaign Pieter Friedrich In his first response to questions about how his campaign for US Congress in Texas is being financed and organized by top US leadership of the Nazi-inspired RSS paramilitary, Sri… Continue Reading →

Ilina Sen As We Knew Her: A Tribute

— by Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression  Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) deeply mourns the passing away of Ilina Sen on August 9 in Kolkata. Ilina, 69, was a feminist activist, teacher, researcher and writer passionately involved… Continue Reading →

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