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Education for All: A Basic Human Rights Need An Exclusive Blog by Special Invitation

In the 21st century post-welfare state, education for all is a lost horizon in India. India has constructed an education system that is among the most exclusionary in the world.  The ruling ideology of neoliberalism has ensured that an unabashed, unapologetic class education has been put in place. There is a perfect fit between the…

Civilisation and Fascism Kumar Ketkar's Exclusive Blog by Special Invitation

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had presciently warned us exactly seventy years ago, in precise words, of the dangers of fascism in India. But we, meaning all of us, the Leftists, Liberals, Media, Academics and Intellectuals were either complacent, indifferent or irresponsible. We took for granted that we as a nation, we as a civilisation, we as…

In Search Of  Parzania An Exclusive Blog by Special Inivitation

For generations our family has been an integral part of Gujarat. My grandfather not only played a pivotal role in the independence of Gujarat from Bombay State, but also chaired the Hindu Maha Sabha Chapter of Ahmedabad. He often was host to leaders like Shyama Prasad Mukherji as well as musicians like Bismillah Khan.  My…

The Courage to Be Free From the Editor's Desk

Injustices come in different forms, each no less oppressive than the other. To develop a vibrant and inclusive movement that builds on this understanding, we need to forge synergies and alliances. For our rights to be protected, we need to stand as firmly for the rights of all others. This fundamental understanding is what is…

Indian TV Media’s Silence on Human Rights Abuse An Exclusive Blog by Special Invitation

We are on a public stage at a high profile lit fest in the pristine and exclusive Delhi Gymkhana, home to the country’s ruling elite when an elderly gent gets up and harangues me: ‘I have been listening to you talk for the last half hour, you talk like an anti-national, we should throw you out from here!’ I…

Fighting Impunity Words of Support from Anand Patwardhan

It is a travesty that an organization like Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) which has done so much for the people of Gujarat and this nation, needs to be publicly endorsed by those of us who have not yet been bought, brainwashed or threatened into silence by the murderous political class and its business…

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Feminism and the Rights of the Indian Homemaker Within the Home, Her Rights are a Work in Progress

Feminism has had its own journey across the Indian subcontinent and touched different women differently. In this exclusive blog, author Kiran Manral examines the evolution of feminism and its impact on the Indian homemaker.   The feminist movement, a movement for the equality of genders in all aspects, is not new to India. In fact,…

Feminism and the Indian Man Understanding Consent and Rape in a Gendered Society

Earlier this year, writer Tara* Kaushal set out to find the answer to the contentious question, “Why Indian men rape”, for her forthcoming book by the same name. In the process she discovered the multiple stumbling blocks that have prevented the feminist movement from gaining any significant foothold in vast swathes of not just the…

राख से उभर कर बाल यौन शोषण के खिलाफ हरीश अय्यर की #जंगजारी

यह कहानी है सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता और बाल यौन शोषण उत्तरजीवी हरीश अय्यर की. आज इस लेख के माध्यम से हरीश अपने शब्दों में हमें अपनी कहानी बयां कर रहे है, कि कैसे एक सताया हुआ बच्चा जीवन में आगे बढ़कर दुसरे पीड़ित बच्चों की सहायता करने वाला युवा बन गया.   हर दिन, मेरी सुबह होती…

Ramblings about the Maximum City

Ramblings about the Maximum City Guest Blog by special invitation

Changing physical spaces has an undeniable impact on the socio-cultural fabric of neighbourhoods. In this piece senior journalist, communications professional and author Ketan Vaidya, shares his experiences of growing up in Dadar and watching it change during the 90s.   Dadar- The syncretic neighborhood that I grew up in, taught me many life lessons that…

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