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Counter lies with Truth

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

This old piece remains among the best on the organized right wing takeover of Indian media. *** What have been the inroads made by the RSS into the media over the years? It is not just the RSS, but the entire Sangh Parivar. That includes frontal organizations like the Swadeshi Jagran Manch and also the …

Scientific Outlook ~ Narendra Dabholkar

Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist

Just look around and you will realize the state of affairs in our country. All of our villages have roads and there are plenty of vehicles that run on them carrying modern fertilizers and hybrid seeds. Tractors have reached villages and farmers in remote areas are capable of modern cultivation. Watching TV, we keep abreast …

Violence vandalism riots arson murder … and some questions

Right wing activists try to raise saffron flag on Jama Masjid

India stands at a crossroads. Much depends on how citizens assert themselves. The rise of the right wing in India, apart from bringing about the much hyped Modi sarkar has also emboldened aggressive entities aiming to establish religious dominance with scant regard for law, religion or history. The success of BJP in the elections has …