MUST

Democracy
Human rights

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are […]

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Victory rally as Rajasthan government accepts farmer demands
Democracy
Economic inequality

Massive victory for farmers of Rajasthan gets ignored by National Media #Sikar

On the 1st of September 2017, farmers of the Akhil Bharatiya Kisab Sabha called for an indefinite mahapadav or gherao of the various District Collectorates in Rajasthan. Like the farmer protests in Maharashtra, these too were sustained bouts of anger over neglect by the government. The farmers had very basic demands related to the very […]

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Aadhaar

Sub Inspector issues death threat to activist Shabnam Hashmi #AadhaarMafia

I received the following message from activist Shabnam Hashmi along with a phone call recording: ‘जिसका आधार नंबर और एड्रेस नहीं है हम उसे कहीं भी ख़तम कर सकते हैं’‘एक अभियान चल रहा है घेरो और मारो’Sub Inspector threatens to killPehchan (I am one of the founding trustees) runs a small centre in Jaitpur extension […]

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Security

Do international couriers pose a security threat to the country?

The layman often does not know how many tiers of privilege are invisible too him. I have often wondered how I can purchase something that costs less than a dollar and it gets stuck in customs to never be seen again, or emerge after a few months, but couriers deliver international parcels within days. And […]

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Hindutva
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Open letter to BJP supporters

Dear bhakts, This letter is tough to write for me. Less because I was wrong and more because I really don’t like the Lok Sabha Election result and many of the methods that led to it either. That said, I was wrong. Completely. I thought at best it would be an NDA government. I had […]

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