Democracy

Issues related with various rights, resistance, justice movements, people’s struggles. Awareness mongering to the hilt. Giving voice to causes that need it, bringing to attention things that may be missed. Countering propaganda, undermining discrimination. This area tries to fix the world, one starfish at a time.

Temple carvers unite against scourge of silicosis Democracy

Temple carvers unite against scourge of silicosis

Pindwara, a small town in Sirohi district of Rajasthan, is the main hub for India’s temple-building industry. In the past three years, this sector has been found to spread fatal disease and death through silicosis among men, some as young as 19 years. The Swaminarayan sect’s imposing Akshardham temple, Bihar and Jharkhand’s Jain mandirs, renovations…
#IndiaUnites Day 5: Civil Society unites, #IndiaRejectsHate Democracy

#IndiaUnites Day 5: Civil Society unites, #IndiaRejectsHate

Day 5 of #IndiaUnites saw a strong representation from civil society members who spoke, demonstrated and recited their rejection of hate crimes and bigotry. Hannan Mollah of AIKS flagged off the day with an outline of the 9-day long Agitation. Prashant Bhushan started for civil society, highlighting the good experiences between different communities, which he…