Chattarpur (MP): In a shocking incident, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly beaten up by higher caste women in Ganeshpura village here after the victim’s shadow fell on a muscleman belonging to their family, police said today. The incident took place on June 13 and the complaint was also […]
Agitprop blooms as political cronyism confronts a storied centre of cultural creativity
The real essence of cronyism flows from how deeply the link between business and politics is embedded in the larger system, and no individual politician has the power to alter this.
In a heartening turn of events, Lawrence Liang has replied to Flash Networks’ notice that attempted to silence a programmer for exposing some malicious code Flash was injecting via Airtel
“Yoga offers a simple, accessible and inclusive means to promote physical and spiritual health and well-being. It promotes respect for one’s fellow human beings and for the planet we share,” he said.
Bad economic news from Brazil, Israel and the US is adding to the worry of investors in Europe over the impasse in Greece even as that country’s government refuses to ‘bury democracy’ by violating the mandate on which it was elected.
1. Sexual harassment claims rock Greenpeace An ex-employee of the NGO Greenpeace has come out with a post on an online forum outlining her experience of sexual harassment and rape when she worked at the organisation. The victim had earlier shared her experience on Facebook, and had got […]
Driven by the reputational damage its banking secrecy has caused in a world increasingly impatient with tax offenders, Switzerland is slowly moving to make the sharing of information with other countries easier.
If a policeman gets an illegal order, whether from a higher police authority, or a political authority like a minister, it is his duty to refuse to carry it out, otherwise he will have to face criminal and civil liability.
India’s former National Security Adviser gives Prime Minister Modi 8/10 for effort, 5/10 for execution but only 2/10 for conception on the diplomatic front.
A shopkeeper was shot dead by suspected militants on June 15 in the north Kashmir town of Sopore, in the fourth civilian killing in a week and second since yesterday
The correct procedure would have been for Sushma Swaraj to inform the Enforcement Directorate of the ‘humanitarian’ grounds on which Lalit Modi needed to be helped, and to then authorise the issue of a short-duration Indian passport
Discarding disability from the mind Proving that diplomacy is a profession where intellectual vision counts for more than conventional sight, India has for the first time appointed someone who is 100% blind to the elite Indian Foreign Service. The newly-minted diplomat, 25-year-old N.L. Beno Zephine from Chennai, is a postgraduate in […]
Lalit Modi’s absence from India suits the cosy, Big Money world of Indian cricket, whose intersection with Big Politics is now an indisputable, and ugly, part of life
Among the cases he probed were the supply of fake drugs, and massive irregularities in construction and infrastructure projects. After being wrongly divested of the vigilance portfolio last year, Chaturvedi alleges he has been continuously harassed.
In these twilight days of the Collegium, the fate of the judiciary’s independence might finally turn on a case that the Supreme Court has put off hearing all these years
Lee was a product of the ‘old school’, a generation given to resilience and forthrightness, possessing a commitment toward once-commonplace ideas like waiting one’s turn
Select comments from our readers on stories in The Wire last week. Smart cities and Modi I’m glad that The Wire is not owned by a business group or funded by advertisements. That would allow you to be neutral and objective. However, one finds that you are totally anti-Modi, […]
Though a document prepared for the benefit of feudal barons, the Charter established some of mankind’s most cherished fundamental rights
A negotiated settlement is possible, but only if we identify the stakes of all the geopolitical actors involved and try to meet their desired outcomes in one combination or the other
Chandigarh’s Rock Garden is a silent statement, delivered in aesthetic richness. While the world spends millions of dollars brainstorming over how to treat waste, Nek Chand just went ahead and did it.
Swaraj’s daughter, Bansuri Swaraj, represented Lalit Modi before the Delhi High Court when the scandal-tainted former cricket administrator challenged the revocation of his passport by the government of India.
Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj had both objected to his appointment, so how did Cyriac Joseph make it to the NHRC?
According to AFP, an air strike on Friday by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition on the historic quarter of Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, killed five people and destroyed three houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site. This is what Unesco says about Sana’a: Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of […]
The Prime Minister is embracing the world on the one hand, while on the other, thanks to his NGO crackdown, civil society internationally feels India is unwelcoming, say Indian social sector workers
The City of Love has done away with the locks that lovers chained to an iconic bridge, an invented tradition that many Parisians saw as an eyesore – and as a perversion of the freedom and abandon that l’amour is all about
President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has started the ‘Chevron’s Dirty Hands’ international campaign to draw attention to an environmental disaster that the giant oil company refuses to pay for
Bijoya Ray was more than just a partner at home to the great film director. She also provided great support to his work.
FTII students protest ‘BJP’ chairman Students at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune have launched an indefinite boycott of classes, using graffiti and protests to express their disapproval of the ‘political’ appointment of BJP member and actor Gajendra Chauhan as the institute’s president and chairman of […]
Nepal’s parties – all led by high-caste men – are using the earthquake as an excuse to push through an exclusionary constitution, to keep down women and indigenous, caste and regional groups.
Preet Malik, who retired as Special Secretary for the Ministry for External Affairs, has been India’s Ambassador/High Commissioner to Cuba, Bahrain, Tanzania and Myanmar
Bangladesh-India relations in the next decade will be dominated by connectivity projects that will gradually integrate India’s north-eastern States with Bangladesh
In all likelihood, we will hear in the days to come the shrill rhetoric of Turkish nationalism and anti-Kurd pronouncements much more than at any time in the recent past.
Some of the hostile reaction to ‘Poetry of the Taliban’ makes it clear that any attempt to humanize the militant is likely to be condemned as a way of “sympathising” with his cause.
New Delhi: It’s been nearly 15 months since the Supreme Court held the Ansal brothers — Sushil and Gopal — guilty of negligence in the 1997 Uphaar theatre fire tragedy. But with the judges differing on the quantum of sentence and referring the matter to a three-judge bench, […]
For the girls of the Muslim enclave of Mumbra outside Mumbai, a library and reading room becomes a safe universe for reading and dreaming
Govt ready to negotiate on the land acquisition bill Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda has said that the government is willing to relax its stand on the land acquisition Bill and is open to amending certain clauses after facing stiff opposition both inside and outside the Parliament. Gowda […]
Article 15(2) can become a crucial remedy to combat private discrimination across a range of arms-length economic transactions including, potentially, housing covenants and employment contracts
India tops a poll for increased concern about global issues
Ashish Gupta and Nikhil Shrivastav’s article, “Why Using Patriarchal Messaging to Promote Toilets is a Bad Idea”, is insightful but has misread the intent of the communication messages used to promote toilet use in rural Rajasthan. They believe that the sanitation messages tied to the practice of wearing […]