With a Zumba dancer, mining activists and single parents as candidates, AAP is defying prejudices in the upcoming Goa elections.
The father may be trying to win favour with SP leaders unhappy with the Congress alliance but his latest dig could end up strengthening Akhilesh Yadav’s clean and accommodative image in the eyes of the public.
In the face of new social conservatism drawing from militant nationalism and global capitalism, Gandhi’s philosophy may hold lessons even for his left-Ambedkarite critics.
We will have to implement truth and nonviolence in vastly different ways than how Gandhians did a century ago.
BJP functionaries have blamed ‘vested interests’ for the allegations of sexual harassment against the former governor, saying he was targeted for his ‘anti-conversion work’.
Various groups want a ban on the play for justifying the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
Public anger in the state against economic dislocation had been building up and needed a trigger to explode.
BJP president Amit Shah said the party would ensure the Ram Temple is constructed under constitutional provisions.
The decision has drawn the ire of powerful tribal bodies, who have called for a state-wide bandh in response.
Shiv Sena is fighting for survival, while the BJP to wants to take control of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Asia’s richest civic body.
The formation of political opinions is not limited to how one accesses and consumes information. Familial and caste affiliations play a big role too.
Bhatia was asked to vacate her house for allegedly being a Maoist sympathiser prompting civil society activists to voice their support for her.
UN special rapporteur Tauli-Corpuz stressed the need for countries to incorporate the UN Declaration into national plans and legislation in order to ensure indigenous rights.
Bhatkar is president of RSS-affiliated outfit Vijnana Bharati and was formerly chair of IIT Delhi’s board of governors.
Dalits have been subjected to vicious caste violence for years in Gujarat.
Others in the cultural group have claimed that the couple’s exit is an attempt to distance themselves from controversy and avoid further problems with the police.
Rajput activists say its because Bhansali is presenting wrong facts in his new historical drama Padmavati
The Modi government’s clampdown on foreign funding has forced several NGOs to lay-off its employee, and has impacted education and social welfare initiatives.
In an incident similar to the Manesar Maruti factory one, eight workers at the Pricol factory in Coimbatore were given life sentences in a case riddled with loopholes.
For several of these BJP leaders, the companies they are now on the boards of are unrelated to their past experience.
This week’s column rounds up some of the rights issues that have recently come into focus.
Unless leaders from both parties come out in full support of the alliance, they may not be able to convert popular support into votes.
As many as 80 of his staff members wrote a letter to the president and prime minister demanding Shanmuganathan’s removal for compromising the dignity of Raj Bhavan.
With no helpline or information centre to go to, parents from economically weaker sections wanting to admit their child in a private school through the Right to Education Act struggle to gather basic information about the policy.
Both the SP-Congress alliance and the BJP are strongly placed but the BSP is a contender too
With our freedoms coming under attack, we have arrived at a time when it is crucial for scholars and academics to prove their relevance to the people and show them they are on the same side.
A round-up of what’s happening in India’s Northeast.
Several villagers’ agricultural land lies beyond a fence near the border, limiting access to it and inflicting adversity.
In Marriage and its Discontents: Women, Islam and the Law in India, Sylvia Vatuk argues how ‘paternalistic attitudes’ affect women suffering in abusive and troubled marriages.
A 2006 study found that women’s rights groups felt the gag rule violated their rights to freedom of speech and association.
An organised movement of Dalits against unequal land distribution echoes through the Malwa region of Punjab.
The voices of the republic include dreamers, dissenters and rebels. One poem of resistance, from a different Indian language, each day this week.
The political reality of women in India pretty much mirrors the actual reality.
Navsarjan Trust said its activities were a “threat to the BJP” and hence its FCRA licence was cancelled.
Ramachandran says he was illegally picked up by central intelligence officers in Kolkata and that his “kidnapping” will only add fuel to people’s anger in Bhangar.
While the BJP and the BSP will gain from its troubles, the Samjawadi Party’s prospects of returning to power will suffer if it fails to repeat its 2012 performance in these areas.
The traditional strike day was added back to the Hurriyat’s protest calendar after party member Hilal Ahmad War publicly protested its omission.
When asked to comment on the impact of Gandhi’s campaigning in the UP elections, Katiyar chose to respond with a comment on her appearance instead.
Brazil’s top labour prosecutor said that the president’s proposed labour reforms, providing ammunition to workers’ unions fighting the reforms, are illegal.
Speaking at a rally in Patna, the politician said that a dishonest vote is bad for the entire nation whereas a woman’s honour only impacts a village.