Communalism

Journalism as Genocide

Journalism demands detachment and objectivity that allows for dissent, disagreement and freedom of expression. In the absence of such ethics, it clears the ground for violence and does great disservice to the democratic way of life.

When the Fringe goes Mainstream

The BJP may not have been involved in recent incidents of violence but some of its leaders have justified or defended what happened. We hope the party won’t take the same time to sideline them as it took Congress to relegate those who organised or defended 1984.

Cow Slaughter Rumours Trigger Tension, Violence in Mainpuri

Mainpuri (UP): After Dadri, tension now prevails in this district where rumours of cow slaughter triggered violence with protesters targeting police vehicles and setting afire shops, leaving seven policemen injured. Twenty-one people have been arrested for yesterday’s violence, even as the circle officer has been suspended for alleged laxity. […]

The Mahatma on His Last Birthday

“Where did the congratulations come in? Would it not be more appropriate to say condolences?”Gandhi was responding to the greetings sent to him on his 78th birthday. It was October 2, 1947, Gandhiji’s first birthday after India gained independence. Lady and Lord Mountbatten came to congratulate him. Telegrams, letters, flowers, […]