Navigating the Manikpur landscape, especially villages in the higher, more remote and forested reaches of this undulating, eerie region, you could be frozen in a time long gone.
Even as the Centre is quiet on the policy and the Assam Accord suggests disenfranchisement of ‘foreigners’ for ten years, experts offer solutions like work permits and protective legislation.
Local mothers, teachers, health workers, grandparents and olive farmers are leading a peaceful resistance to protect their land and their community from a planned gas mega-pipeline.
Poets, academics and others gathered to protest the rising tide of hatred and violence across the country.
Chief justice Arief Hidayat said existing laws on adultery did not conflict with the constitution and that it was not the authority of the constitutional court to create a new policy.
EC Orders FIRs Against TV Channels That Aired Rahul Gandhi’s Interview, Congress Says Attack on Media
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Modi had given interviews ahead of 2014 general elections but had had not been served with punitive notice.
Even those of us who find global inequality troubling hesitate to raise the subject of rationing, but George Orwell did and his response could be more instructive than ever.
Jharkhand PDS Minister Admits to Government Mistake in Alleged Aadhaar-Related Starvation Death Case
Activists have demanded that the officials responsible for cancelling the ration card of Santoshi Kumari’s family be held accountable.
Author Kiran Nagarkar, in his open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asks about his silence on crimes against Muslims and the practice of curbing dissent.
An estimated 35 lakh Adivasis in Gujarat seasonally migrate to cities for work but the grand electoral promises of BJP and Congress fail to acknowledge their issues.
The state government had banned ‘The Adivasi Will Not Dance’ in August alleging that it portrayed the Santhal community in a bad light.
Years of stigmatisation and harassment have pushed members of the Pardhi and other Adivasi communities in Bhopal to come together and protest police impunity.
The civil court has directed Jay Shah’s lawyers to be present on December 13.
The state government believes that families with one or two members are unlikely to use 35 kg grain per month and will sell the extra in the black market.
The focus on conflict between state and non-state actors in Kashmir hides the social divisions within Kashmir.
This day, 71 years ago, the Constituent Assembly held its first session. The very process by which the constitution was made holds inspiring lessons in the power of hope, active individual leadership, diversity and dissent.
The BJP has been eyeing tribal votes in this election after sensing a dent in its loyal Patidar vote bank.
It is the people of India who have to pick up the pieces and reclaim the inclusive pluralist traditions of this ancient diverse land.
Most Former SC Judges Believe in Death Penalty, But Don’t Have Faith in Criminal Justice System: Report
A new study shows that while most former judges saw immense problems in the criminal justice system as a whole, it did not change how they thought about the death penalty.
The signature project of Andhra Pradesh is messier than it looks.
Work that was getting done at lightning speed in Kol Gadhaiyaa in Bundelkhand ahead of the chief minister’s arrival suddenly stopped when his visit was cancelled.
After huge incentives to corporate units, the Gujarat government is left with limited funds for education, health, environment and employment for the masses.
The court also pulled up the agencies investigating the murders of Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare over their failure to arrest the main suspects in these cases so far.
Are CCTV cameras really the best way to keep schools sexual assault-free?
New tests conducted on those exposed to the chemical show that the frequency of aberrations within damaged cells has increased with time.
An excerpt from Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha’s Ayodhya – The Dark Night that uncovers the story of how the mosque had turned into a temple overnight.
The narrative of Indian film censorship is slowly changing. It is no longer just for big releases, but also indies, documentaries and shorts, and the film festivals that screen them.
Union minister Jitendra Singh’s suggestion that only those linked with an issue should be allowed to file an RTI application on it is being seen as an attempt to stifle the transparency movement.
‘Love Will Triumph When Honour Killings Are Prevented. Caste Will Be Annihilated When Love Triumphs’
Kausalya’s husband Sankar, a Dalit, was hacked to death in front of her in broad daylight last year. She has now dedicated her life to the annihilation of caste.
The spiral of violence triggered by the Babri demolition reached new heights in the Bombay riots.
Any suggestion of providing basic rights to the Ahmadiyyas is enough to trigger massive protests and even riots among Muslim extremists.
For years, the CBFC has been going far beyond its jurisdiction, acting as a so-called guardian of our morality and worldview.
JNU Cancels All Campus Events on Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid Demolition to ‘Maintain Communal Harmony’
The students’ union called the administration’s decision “ideological censorship”.
“Though the riots are in the past, they have left a mark. People have moved on but after the series of mob lynchings, there is fear once again.”
It seems that UIDAI authorities overlooked making special arrangements or exceptions for people with disabilities.
Jammu and Kashmir, in Urgent Need of Child Protection, Sees Poorest Implementation of Centre’s Scheme
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state that couldn’t secure any funding for the first six years after the implementation of the Integration Child Protection Scheme in 2009.
The movie has the Ramjanmbhoomi agitation and the demolition of the Babri mosque as its background.
Our media is not officially muzzled. But the spirit of dissent is being hollowed out bit by bit.
The founding fathers of our constitution envisaged an egalitarian society based on justice, equality, liberty and secularism. Does contemporary reality reflect these values?
The somewhat cynical rationale seems to be that humanitarian workers will leave if enough pressure is applied, and migrants will stop coming to Calais.