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Call for setting up equal opportunities commission The Hindu

‘Time to stop marginalisation of backward communities’ The Centre must set up an equal opportunities commission to prevent socially-backward communities from being further marginalised, civil rights activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad said here on Saturday. Such a body is required to ensure that they are not sidelined in government jobs and policies. It is also…

India’s wealthiest 1% received 73% wealth created in 2017

An Oxfam survey found that the wealthiest 1% in India received 73% of the wealth that was created in the country in 2017, according to BloombergQuint. Meanwhile, the wealth of 67 crore Indians making up the country’s poorest half increased by just 1%. Worldwide, 82% of the wealth created in 2017 went to the wealthiest 1% of…

Ayodhya ka Chaiwala

“खेत अधिग्रहित हो गया, मुआवज़ा नहीं मिला। अब चाय बेच के गुज़ारा करतें हैं” : अयोध्या का चाय वाला Voices from Ayodhya : A Peace Initiative

शिवम् के दादाजी की फूल और सब्जियों के खेती थी। सारा उत्पाद अयोध्या में ही बिक जाता और परिवार कुशल-मंगल रहता था। परन्तु बाबरी विवाद छिड़ने के बाद, उनके खेत की ज़मीन सरकार ने अधिग्रहित कर ली और शिवम् के अनुसार उन्हें कोई मुआवज़ा नहीं दिया गया। आज यह नवयुवक चाय बेच कर अपने परिवार…

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