The “secular” realm – jobs, prices, the economy, living conditions – is trumping the world of perverse ideas delivered slickly through clever propaganda disseminated by fanatical Hindutva outfits and a section of the fawning media.
In a video clip of the rally, protestors can be seen carrying the tricolour and chanting anti-government slogans while marching in support of the accused Deepak Khajuria.
Many young political activists also used the space to discuss issues of atrocities and discrimination faced by Dalits and the need to launch a national movement.
Rohingya refugees in India are trying to make a better life for themselves while fighting the threat of deportation.
Chronically low investments have made our public health systems fragile and overburdened, such that they have become incapable of reversing India’s TB crisis by themselves.
The battle in 2019 is not just to remove the BJP – it is to detox our democracy.
The Left Front government has been in power in the state for the past 25 years and just the possibility of change seems exciting to many young people.
The public broadcaster which runs DD and AIR baulked at the high salaries the I&B ministry proposed, which was way out of line with current levels.
The imposition of compulsory attendance is just one more in the slew of measures which have been taken since 2016 to enforce conformity and regimentation in an institution known for its aversion to both.
Under Narendra Modi’s rule, a string of well-connected businessmen have been able to escape legal consequences.
The recent Delhi high court trial shows us that the righteous defence of the generic drugmaker in 2013 was nothing more than an attempt at whitewashing the whole sordid affair.
How did a bunch of rogue employees manage to subvert the banking system so fully, and continue to do so without being caught even once?
Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar immolated himself on February 15, following which Congress MLA Naushad Solanki, independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and other protestors were detained.
By asking parliament to extend the emergency, the Maldives government has gone against strong assurances given to India.
The Dalit students, according to a written complaint, had faced discrimination during midday meals as well.
A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not reach the crash site and could not “accurately and definitely confirm” everyone died.
Two others accompanying Jonathone N. Sangma also died in the IED attack which took place at around 8 pm, police said.
The same set of businessmen, big and small, who were gaming the system earlier continue to thrive under the Modi regime.
Around 42 languages are spoken by less than 10,000 people and are considered endangered.
Allahabad Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank and Union Bank of India reportedly compromised their rules to sanction loans to Rotomac.
With resource persons drawn from various front organisations of the RSS, the ‘training programme’ has become a vehicle to indoctrinate teachers who had assembled from around the country.
Not only has the government failed to do a cost-benefit analysis of building the Pancheshwar Dam or assess its environmental impact, it has also fallen short of addressing the growing concerns of locals.
The unprecedented churn in South Asia and East Asia calls for imaginative solutions from India but the prime minister has nothing to offer.
Land redistribution measures in the state need to move beyond merely parceling out land.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student is accused of murdering 17 people on Wednesday using an assault-style rifle, joined others on social media to plan the events.
It is the first time Oxfam has directly addressed accusations against Roland Van Hauwermeiren, who has denied paying for sex with prostitutes or abusing minors.
All of them were arrested last month after protests about high prices and tough economic conditions that turned violent.
In the last assembly elections, the voter turnout was 91.82%.
Important clue: The head louse is a bloodsucking insect that lives only on the scalp – but the body louse doesn’t venture towards the head.
The film characterises blackness as a stunning quality, like how a wilderness enthusiast might feel when she stumbles upon a black panther, a creature so dream-like it could almost be mythical
Apart from censorship being an issue in the region, fake news is also being used to eliminate opponents or to manipulate public opinion.
Arrested bank officials revealed that Modi’s staff were logging into the SWIFT system using passwords of PNB officials.
Sufi syncretic culture today in South Asia is overstated. While tolerance may have been an inherent trait, the Sufi institution has evolved in a manner that it may not be able to deliver on this count.
‘The Alkazi Collection of Photography: The Uprising of 1857’, edited by London-based historian Rosie Llewellyn Jones, examines the infamous revolt, which was among the first fully photographed wars in the history of India.
Voting is being held in 59 of the total 60 seats due to the death of the CPI(M) candidate for the Charilam constituency six days ago.
India and Iran signed nine agreements during President Rouhani’s visit, including a pact with an Indian company to take over interim operations at Chabahar port for the next 18 months.
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he was quitting because he wanted to smooth the way for reforms.
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Nature programming on TV feeds a utopian delusion that pristine nature still exists in abundance – and contributes to our apathy.
Teaching students how to give exams does little to help solve the larger problem of education in India.
In a landmark court decision in New York, graffiti has been ruled to be proper art worthy of recognition and protection.
Edited by his great-granddaughter Neera Burra, Ruchi Ram Sahni’s A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab is a remarkable historical document.
The SPD has slid further into disarray since its leaders struck the coalition deal.
The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico’s interior minister and the state governor, crashed on top of two vans in an open field while trying to land at night in Santiago Jamiltepec.
“Turkey never used chemical weapons. We take utmost care about civilians in Operation Olive Branch,” a Turkish diplomatic source said.
Shooting in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland fueled the long-running US debate between supporters of tougher controls on firearms and advocates for gun rights.
In a February 7-17 survey, 44% of respondents said they were satisfied with Macron, down six points from Ifop’s previous poll in January.
Disregard for local leaders and dependence on the Left may push the ‘grand old party’ to the third position in Tripura for the first time in the state’s history.