The Centre for Women’s Development Studies’ 2018 calendar revolves around two women members of the constituent assembly – Dakshayani Velayudhan and Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.
In a conversation with Karan Thapar, Sanjay Kumar, the director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Prashant Jha, author and associate editor at Hindustan Times, discuss the likely outcome of the Gujarat elections.
Leaked emails reveal that the foundation is actively making offers of grants to officials at the WHO as well as people in India and abroad without explicitly revealing its single source of funding – Philip Morris International.
A worsening agrarian crisis and rising unemployment has morphed into concrete political anger against the BJP – a matter that the party hasn’t addressed in its election campaign.
Portfolios of the new ministers are yet to be announced.
Shome Basu documents the response of police on December 20, 2012, when protesters took to the streets to question the administration about the abysmal state of law and order in the country’s capital.
The opposition-controlled Congress voted 93-17 to seek his removal from office over graft allegations, which he denies.
Backstory: The Defining Image of the Gujarat Election Was Actually a Non-Image – The Missing Muslim Subject
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
It remains to be seen whether the new government will be able to address the Nepali aspirations of order, stability and development, and at the same time cope with its two giant neighbours – India and China.
Dehumanisation does not cause us to commit ‘moral violence’, where people actively desire to harm victims who they think deserve it.
Besides the jail term, a special court in Delhi also imposed a fine of Rs 25 lakh on Koda.
He succeeds his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who has been the Congress president for the last 19 years.
Voting on the $1.5 trillion tax cut bill will be held next week and if passed will be the most sweeping tax overhaul in decades.
Jones’s win will bolster Democratic numbers in the Senate and provide more resistance to the Republicans and to President Trump’s policy initiatives.
President Donald Trump has sought to tighten the rules for those seeking to visit or live in the US in several ways, saying restrictions are necessary for security reasons.
Under the leadership of Anita Devi, mushroom farming has become a symbol of empowerment in the Nalanda district.
A recently-released report by an advocacy group claims that over 8,000 extra-judicial executions and enforced disappearances took place in the state between 1980 and 1995.
Musicians in Gujarat are committed to “break down the walls” of hate built by opportunistic politics between religious communities.
CBI is Prosecuting Him for 2G Scam but Twice in Court Modi Government Helped Essar’s Ravi Ruia Travel Abroad
Commerce and external affairs ministries gave the Essar boss official letters to help convince the court that he be allowed to travel.
Since March 2015, graduate students working at Columbia University have been fighting for the right to unionise. The varsity, however, has been less than supportive.
The overwhelming majority of India’s Hindus have repeatedly shown that they are not willing to be swayed by anti-Muslim sentiments.
The Lebanese government has disallowed Syrians from registering as refugees since May 2015.
Rights groups tell parliamentary panel that even though late environment minister Anil Dave had assured that concerns would be addressed, rules have still not been framed.
Vinod Dua discusses growing religious intolerance in India and the issues that the party that wins Gujarat elections should focus on.
The court is bizarrely silent on whether Aadhaar enrolment IDs can be made mandatory for all services and also failed to correct the legal contradictions arising from the mobile phone and PAN card linkage orders.
The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a demand, raised by Congress leaders Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal, for tallying at least 25% of EVM votes with VVPAT.
Had Muktibodh been alive to watch all this celebration, he would have asked the same question he posed in his lifetime: “Partner, what is your politics?”
Public Health Leaders Ask to Be Removed From Mailing List of Foundation Offering Them Tobacco-Funded Grants
This follows The Wire’s exclusive story this week about Derek Yach targeting health leaders with grant money from his foundation, which is funded by the tobacco industry.
By extending the epidemic of political correctness to words and their usage, the BJP is emptying politics of its meaning.
Navigating the Manikpur landscape, especially villages in the higher, more remote and forested reaches of this undulating, eerie region, you could be frozen in a time long gone.
Can triple talaq, at best a civil wrong, come under the purview of criminal law?
The draft Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill was considered by the Union cabinet which gave its nod, a functionary said.
Like any Star Wars film, The Last Jedi has intergalactic battles aplenty but misses out on the intimate – the small situations where characters live their fears and vulnerabilities.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had said that the law does not sanction the concept of a woman’s religion getting merged with her husband’s faith after an inter-religion marriage.
Washington and Seoul need to engage with Pyongyang, Beijing and Moscow to explore how a deal can be worked out.
Is Narendra Modi’s face ever able to get over the instinct of seeing invisible cameras everywhere, of wanting to be seen everywhere?
A preview panel for the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival discussed the future of politics and democracy in India.
BSP Corporator Booked After Taking Oath in Urdu, But No Action Against BJP Leaders Who Allegedly Beat Him
Urdu is the second official language in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, along with Egypt, imposed travel, economic and diplomatic sanctions on Qatar in June over allegations of supporting terrorism.
The apex court said the five-judge constitution bench would commence final hearing from January 17 on the petition challenging the Aadhaar scheme itself.
The two leaders discussed working together to resolve the very dangerous situation in North Korea.
Gas shortages have sent prices soaring nationwide, undermining a sweeping campaign to switch millions of households and thousands of businesses from coal to natural gas in north China this winter.
Even as the Centre is quiet on the policy and the Assam Accord suggests disenfranchisement of ‘foreigners’ for ten years, experts offer solutions like work permits and protective legislation.
Local mothers, teachers, health workers, grandparents and olive farmers are leading a peaceful resistance to protect their land and their community from a planned gas mega-pipeline.