“In those days, exploitation used to take place right in front of our eyes. We knew who the exploiters were. That is not the case now. Our exploiters are too many: the government, officials, powerful companies, real estate dealers.”
The women who fought against exploitation and the poor families who took in their children, bringing them up on their own, were making history even if none of them appear in its annals.
Sachin Mali, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court on January 3, spoke to The Wire about his experiences in prison, his ideology, the caste system, and his relationship with his wife and son while imprisoned.
Mamata Banerjee makes an old law even tougher to create an Orwellian world of surveillance of dissenters.
Hegde, a renowned environmental activist discusses living as a farmer, being a part of numerous social movements, and registering the slow transformation of the political and ecological terrain of Karnataka.
All agree that Rajita Usendi, a local Maoist commander in Gadchiroli, was trapped in a hut and consumed by fire. But beyond that simple story lies a more complex tale.
Two adivasis, armed to hunt as custom demands of them, in a forest that is theirs, were automatically identified as Naxalites and shot fatally. For them, their families and friends, justice remains to be done.
Intimidation mars mass village surrenders as the police takes advantage of CPI Maoist failures in the district.
I visited Chhattisgarh this February and learnt first-hand how the criminal justice system operates in conflict zones.
In the forested adivasi areas of Chhattisgarh, the Constitution of India and the orders of the Supreme Court hold no sway over the government.
“It took me some time to figure out that the children were exchanging audio and video files employing Bluetooth available on their mobiles.”
Anti-liquor activist Kovan, who was slapped with sedition charges for criticising the government’s liquor policy, speaks to The Wire hours after the apex court vindicated his stand
The constant propaganda that ‘liberals’ are selective in their criticism allows the right wing to assume a sense of victimhood
Liberal democracy may come and go but populism as a distinct form of politics marked by the presence of the lower classes will remain