Gandhi will survive the state-sponsored assault on ahimsa only if we find the Mahatma within us.
The structures of power that surround the marginalised require them at every step to prove their legitimacy, self worth and even their right to exist.
The Swachh Bharat Mission’s unthinking obsession with ‘behavioural change’ is taking an unconscionable toll on the poorest.
This article has been taken down in compliance with an ex-parte order of temporary injunction in respect of an interlocutory application filed by Rajeev Chandrasekhar before the Hon’ble City Civil Court at Bengaluru on March 2, 2017 restraining us from providing access to its contents. The injunction dated […]
Demonetisation has crushed all the government’s previous pet projects, from the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to Make in India, while still using patriotic emotions to advertise their importance.
The social objective is being converted into a writ that all must obey, with the state seeing citizens who are forced by poverty into open defecation as unsightly and inconvenient aberrations who must be bent and broken if need be.
When a regime stifles campus voices and public discourse by invoking the nation as a deity, it is working against the Constitutional vision of a nation of a billion conversations and questions