Pandey

Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals 2

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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Evening prayers at Har-Ki-Pairi Ghat in Haridwar

Hindus Are Not Victims And They Had Better Know It

Why is it becoming more and more uncomfortable to live within one’s own country, among people that we took for granted shared our view of the world? 2014 marked the year in which family and friends turned into aliens and opponents. Conversations invariably broke down at the point where Narendra Modi was seen as the …

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Adopt a rabid dog from Kerala

#BoycottKerala – new rabbit, same hat

The last few days have seen alarming reports about culling of street animals in Kerala. “Apolitical” groups have launched a #BoycottKerala campaign. However, not everything seems to be as it appears. Street dog attacks on children The whole thing apparently started with increasing attacks on children (real or perceived) when 2 children 3-4 year old where …

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Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan’s open letter to Arvind Kejriwal and media

Prashant Bhushan wrote a devastating open letter to Arvind Kejriwal. For some reason, the media, while publishing “full text” managed to miss some. Parts in blue are missing in several news outlets like Times of India, Economic Times and NDTV – all of whom seem to have made similar omissions – more likely copied from the NDTV …

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My issue with Aam Aadmi Party on LGBT rights

The crux of the matter is Arvind Kejriwal declared AAP’s support for LGBT rights in the Press Conference for the manifesto, but the manifesto itself does not contain any mention of LGBT rights. Repeated questions raised have got no clarification. I have declared that I am not specifically supporting Aam Aadmi Party anymore – which …

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