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Rwanda Just Banned Skin Lightening Creams. A Lesson For India?

S East African country, Rwanda, has officially banned skin lightening and bleaching products. The Rwandan government is now sending officials across the country to enforce the ban.  The country is leading a campaign against skin bleaching and substandard cosmetics, particularly… Continue Reading →

Call to support IIM-Bangalore professor, censured for seeking action against Uniliver

W Sections of the Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) across India have strongly reacted to the decision to censure Dr Deepak Malghan, a faulty at IIM-Bangalore. Prabhir Vishnu Poruthiyil, who is faculty at IIM-Tiruchirapalli, has sought wider solidarity with Dr Malghan, saying,… Continue Reading →

Modi becoming Prime Minister now appears to be an “accident” to the people of India

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 By Sandeep Pandey*Anupam Kher’s film ‘Accidental Prime Minister’ has targeted Dr Manmohan Singh who served for two terms and may be again acceptable for the job if his party regains power. But his tormentor Narendra Modi… Continue Reading →

Mahamandal president resigns over Sahgal’s invite withdrawal for 92nd Marathi Lit festival in Pune

The withdrawal of invitation to Sahgal resulted in fierce criticism from a number of writers, with calls from prominent writers and social activist such as Vidya Bal to boycott the event. PUNE Updated: Jan 10, 2019 14:33 IST Prachi BariHindustan Times,… Continue Reading →

Marathi meet takes back invite to Nayantara Sahgal #WTFnews

Organisers give in to threats of disruption of inaugural function Organisers of the All India Marathi Literary meet have withdrawn the inaugural function invitation extended to noted English language author Nayantara Sahgal, who was at the forefront of the award… Continue Reading →

India – Coal mafia uses various tactics to silence victims

Soumya Das, DH News Service,  UP At first glance, the mud hut of Saraswati Bauri, 55, in the remote Kadamdanga village of West Bengal’s Birbhum district seems almost deserted. Large cracks have appeared on the walls of the hut due to… Continue Reading →

RIP AIR’s national channel, India’s first all-night radio station

 View on pagetwitterfacebook Sonam Joshi & Shobita Dhar TNN Even as public broadcaster Prasar Bharati announced its decision to close down All India Radio’s national channel and its regional training academies in five cities as part of “cost-cutting measures”, AIR… Continue Reading →

Statement by key accused in Gauri Lankesh murder

We shot him in the head; they couldn’t catch us Bike rider who took shooter to Gauri Lankesh’s house was told… | Binoy.Valsan@timesgroup.com It’s official – had Karnataka CID police done its job thoroughly after the murder of Professor MM Kalburgi,… Continue Reading →

First Bahujan art fest in TISS: Need to claim public spaces, say artistes

Organisers said the day-long festival, which included photo exhibitions, art by Warli artists from Palghar district and film screenings, was organised to highlight the voices, culture and resistance of Bahujans through artistic means to facilitate spaces denied to them by… Continue Reading →

Gandhi Falls in Ghana as University Topples Statue Donated by India

  Ghanaian professor: “This is part of a greater movement for black dignity and self-respect” ACCRA, Ghana: Dec. 13, 2018 — Ghanaians made history this week when they tore down a statue of Indian icon Mohandas Gandhi. Installed on the University… Continue Reading →

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