How serious is Modi about the well being of women?

As the election fever hots up, the BJP – seen as the front-runner across most opinion polls – is dishing out a campaign which is a heady cocktail of Hindutva and promises of development. Having comprehensively failed in 2009 when it tried to make the Advani-Manmohan Singh fight a personality, rather than an ideology contest, the BJP this time seems to have wisened up. Though, like Advani, Modi’s campaign too projects him as a larger-than-life…

"How serious is Modi about the well being of women?"

Rakesh Maria should be arrested for conducting activities which are terror related: Advocate Pracha

This article by M Reyaz has been copied from TwoCircles.net because there appear to be fears of Mumbai police getting it censored. New Delhi: Senior lawyer Mehmood Pracha, who is defending German bakery bomb blast case convict Mirza Himayat Beg for his innocence, has demanded that the current Mumbai Police Commissioner should be “arrested as a terrorist” and tried under anti-terror laws. In an exclusive interview to TCN, Advocate Pracha said, “The fact remains that…

"Rakesh Maria should be arrested for conducting activities which are terror related: Advocate Pracha"

International Women’s day wishes

Logged in to Twitter this morning to see a flood of wishes for a happy women’s day. I replied “Thank you. For today and every day.” which people found witty. Actually it wasn’t so much witty, as it was a statement of intent. Awareness for women’s rights – at least in public is growing by leaps and bounds and I think it is time for the women of India to move to the next step.…

"International Women’s day wishes"

Sexual exploitation of the Jarawa and persecution of journalist who exposed it

Denis Giles of The Andaman Chronicles had, on the 1st of February broken news of shocking sexual exploitation of the Jarawa in the Andaman Islands by outsiders and fishermen. While the sexual exploitation of the Jarawa is nothing new, this time it was a Jarawa man on tape describing the suffering of the Jarawa girls at the hands of intoxicated local poachers and fishermen who violate them and their homes. The vulnerability of the Jarawa…

"Sexual exploitation of the Jarawa and persecution of journalist who exposed it"

Two important questions about the chargesheet against Tarun Tejpal

The 12 volume chargesheet against Tarun Tejpal seems to be a case of piling up enough trees to obfuscate the woods. I have not read the chargesheet and am going by media reports, which is why it took me so much time to ask – I had to be certain. I would be happy to be proved wrong, but these questions need to be asked. I hear that the CCTV footage video is not attached…

"Two important questions about the chargesheet against Tarun Tejpal"