Madhu Kishwar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Politics & Political Commentary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet

Wanting a lean cabinet is one thing, but the selection of ministers does not invoke confidence. Narendra Modi will be handling Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space. Given the secretive nature of India’s nuclear establishment, and the very serious apprehensions regarding several existing and proposed nuclear plants, the ability and intent of […]

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Qamar Waheed Naqvi

Senior Journalist, Editorial Director at India TV resigns over Modi’s fixed interview

Before the dust settled on the sniggering at the unabashed fan worship of Narendra Modi in what was supposed to be an interview by the supposedly sharp Rajat Sharma, news comes in of senior journalist and editorial director Qamar Waheed Naqvi resigning from IndiaTV in protest of the “fixed” interview. The interview in question took […]

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Women's rights

Some questions about the Tarun Tepal rape scandal #Tehelka

When the email about Tejpal’s recusing himself from his job for six months leaked, I took it at face value and was angry with Tarun Tejpal and Shoma Chaudhary. Shoma’s refusal to form a sexual harassment committee whipped it into fury. There was no way that a sexual harassment committee was not required. Then, the […]

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