Standing up for Bharat Mata even as we kill reason, sense, and one of her flood plains.
AYUSH ministry says RTI reply showing it follows a discriminatory recruitment policy of not sending Muslims as yoga instructors abroad is a ‘fabrication’ but newspaper which released the documents stands by its story
An interview with well-known poet-scientist Gauhar Raza on being labelled an ‘anti-national’ by Zee News.
Lawyers Collective has hit out at the government for running a sinister campaign against it by selectively leaking confidential information pertaining to an enquiry initiated by the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act Wing under the Ministry of Home Affairs into its funding and functioning.
The constant resurrection of the Ishrat Jahan case, and the dubious arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and other JNU students have played out like a re-run of the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah method of dealing with dissent and challenges.
The godman has become an accomplice in the million injustices that scar this land every day. In turn, the politician finds ways to ensure the baba’s revenue model enjoys state protection and patronage.
Eighteen students have been added to the list of those accused of holding the institute’s director in his office on August 17, 2015, taking the total number to 35.
Villages across states are imposing mobile phone bans on young women in order to control their new independence and mobility.
Vijay Mallya is at an advantageous position to negotiate with the Centre in the money-laundering and wilful-default case.
Kanhaiya Kumar’s battle cry that the fate of India lies in the hands of its poor and oppressed may turn out to be more true than even he has bargained for.
The BJP is trying to take the moral high-ground on corruption by laying the blame for corporate loan defaults on the previous regime. But it is equally on test for the way it handles these cases.
The extraordinary story of Dr. V Shanta, 89, who steered the Cancer Institute in Chennai to iconic status — an institution reflecting the histories of social reform and freedom, Nehruvian ideals and excellence
For a government that understands the power of social marketing, India’s Kanhaiya moment carries some useful lessons on how not to deal with dissent
What we need is a full national symbol –a slant-eyed, black Bharat Mata, crippled by hunger and deprivation, pain and disease, dressed in rags and chains, howling in rage while being eaten by a lion and getting ready to be reborn unchained.
The move by the Narendra Modi-led government to introduce the Aadhaar Bill as a money bill has got politicians, constitutional experts and rights activists worried.
Donald Trump has changed the face of media and politics alike. It’s a simple formula: new media + reality TV = new media reality.
If television debates resemble gladiatorial contests, it is not an accident. Informed deliberation and debates cannot be settled in 60 minutes, and are thus not conducive to the mode of hector and holler on primetime television.
The Left parties must be alert to the risk of making Kanhaiya lose his freshness if he is made a poster boy of election rallies in West Bengal elections
I visited Chhattisgarh this February and learnt first-hand how the criminal justice system operates in conflict zones.
The lesson of the last century, a lesson obtained through the ashes of millions of lives lost, was to not let the light of free thought be snuffed out ever again in the name of anything, be it race, nation, territory, language, religion.
Elections in the state are less than a year away but a Supreme Court decision on the sharing of waters with Haryana may end up having major implications for all the parties in the fray.
Like JNU, the people of Jammu and Kashmir too need the space to be able to debate all issues openly – free from the violence that pro-separatist groups use to ensure there is no space for dissent.
No matter how many times Aligarh’s Siras changes his physical address, his emotional address remains the same.
Modi’s foreign policy and travels have focused on attracting foreign investments, but the task of translating commitments into reality rests with the MEA, which needs greater resources.
Tarabai Shinde took far more liberty with Hinduism in her 1882 book than the students the Union HRD minister considers ‘seditious’.
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
A group of former judges, IPS officers and jurists on Friday made a passionate plea to the Chief Justice of India and all the other judges of the Supreme Court of India, urging them to take suo motu constitutional action on the alarming and threatening statements being made […]
In his quiet, poised manner (quite unlike his passionate public speeches), he talked about his inspirations, the future of left and democratic politics, and the movement in JNU.
New Delhi: After the alleged harassment and suspension of Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad University for taking on the right-wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad before committing suicide and the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University student leaders on charges of sedition, it is the turn of Richa Singh – the […]
JNU students and supporters spoke to The Wire about what it means to have Kanhaiya Kumar back on campus.
The JNU Student Union president’s speech after being released from jail was carried live by most news TV channels and displaced Prime Minister Modi’s parliament speech in newspaper headlines on Friday morning. Chitra Padmanabhan has translated the text into English for The Wire.
He had great plans for his home state Meghalaya but despite his popularity, found it difficult to deal with hard politics
The manner in which the RSS poster boy in Haryana faltered in the face of the recent Jat agitation tells us a lot about the qualities of a swayamsewak.
The campaigner against AFSPA is under arrest not because she is a criminal but to actually ensure her survival
In a riveting 45-minute speech laced with wit and sarcasm shortly after being released from jail, JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar directly took on Prime Minister Modi and the RSS.
After his release, Kumar maintained that he’d never raised any anti-India slogans, asserting the truth would prevail.
The rows over JNU and Rohith Vemula have been missed opportunities for the Muslims of India to express their solidarity with other marginalised communities.
The attack on JNU is not just about the imposition of a saffronised nationalism. It marks an opposition to inclusiveness, and a refusal to allow backward sections of society to move forward in pursuit of their dreams and aspirations.
Even before the full extent of the mischief with the videos was known, it was fairly clear that nothing that Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid were alleged to have done amounted to sedition in any way. Then why were they chosen?
The budget speaks of giving the UID system “statutory backing”. However, it is clear the intention is to find a way to accelerate its use, not deal with the glaring problems that have already surfaced in its rollout across the country.