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Kaifi Azmi’s relevance in times of communal hatred

By Sheshu Babu* The above poem ‘Doosra Banvas’ by Kaifi Azmi, written in the aftermath of the Babri Masjid demolition, reveals the contradictions of the movement that caused it, and is relevant even today. “I was born in a slave… Continue Reading →

Health deterioration of Prof G.N. Saibaba in Anda cell

 By A S Vasantha Kumari  According to court order I met Sai last on 26th December 2018 with his brother Ramdev, when he was taken to the Nagpur Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH). Usually, I see Sai through the barred… Continue Reading →

Anti-liquor march: Women padyatris “resolve” to occupy Karnataka state assembly

M By Abhay, Swarna Bhat*At a huge public convention held at Siddaganga Mutt on the Republic Day, January 26, 2019, in the presence of Sanehalli Sri Panditaradhya Swamiji, padyatris of the Madya Nishedha Andolana decided to intensify the ongoing liquor… Continue Reading →

Narendra Modi App Has A Fake News Problem

Samarth Bansal NaMo app, the personal mobile application of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is as vulnerable to communal propaganda and fake news as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. Originally posted on DisFact, my weekly newsletter about Indian politics, policy… Continue Reading →

Director Priyanandan attacked with cow dung following FB post on Sabarimala

The director who was attacked near his house in Thrissur alleged that it was the work of right wing protestors. Malayalam film director Priyanandan TR was attacked with cow dung on Friday, three weeks after he posted a derogatory poem… Continue Reading →

Pathalgarhi Movement: In Massive Crackdown, 250 Tribals Booked Under Sedition

Several villages of Khunti district in Jharkhand– the epicentre of the movement – have been fortified with round the clock police presence.Tarique Anwar  Newsclick Image By Nitesh Kumar Ranchi (Jharkhand)/New Delhi: Several villages in Jharkhand’s Khunti district that resorted to Pathalgarhi… Continue Reading →

Open letter to P Chidambaram: Include promise to repeal sedition law, Section 124-A, IPC in Congress’ election manifesto for 2019

We would like to reiterate the request that the Congress Party consider the inclusion of repeal of Section 124A in its 2019 election manifesto. I hope that State Governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Puducherry and Karnataka will also… Continue Reading →

Desh Ek Raag Hai- #RepublicDayIndia

This Republic Day we present before you the Hindi Poem, ‘Desh Ek Raag Hai’. Written by Jan-Kavi Bhagwat Rawat (1939-2012) almost 12-13 years back, the poem features his arguments and discussions (still relevant) on the idea of the ‘nation state’…. Continue Reading →

Timing not right: Naveen Patnaik’s sister Gita Mehta says no to Padma Shri

In what appears a snub to the government, author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has declined the Padma Shri award announced on Friday. Author Gita Mehta, who is also the sister of… Continue Reading →

Adani coal mine should be suspended, UN says, until all traditional owners support the project

by Josh Robertson PHOTO: A UN committee raises concerns the Qld coal project may violate Indigenous rights. (ABC News) The United Nations has asked the Australian Government to consider suspending the Adani project in central Queensland until it gains the support of a… Continue Reading →

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