India

30.06.2018

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts’ survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were seen to be Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was… »

25.06.2018

The South Indian State of Kerala Shows the Way By Embracing Migrant Workers

The South Indian State of Kerala Shows the Way By Embracing Migrant Workers

By Shastri Ramachandaran* NEW DELHI (IDN) – By any yardstick of human and social development, Kerala in South India is ahead of most Indian states. It provides social security to all sections of employees and workers through schemes that are superior to what obtains in most other states. Its labour… »

06.06.2018

India and Russia are testing nuclear missiles: Where is the global outcry?

India and Russia are testing nuclear missiles: Where is the global outcry?

A new nuclear arms race has begun and it does not revolve around the number of weapons, but on increasing their deadliness. Recent nuclear missile tests by India and Russia show that nuclear-armed states are blatantly flaunting their nuclear power, posturing as tough and responsible “protectors” while in reality they… »

06.06.2018

An Indian initiative to fight gender discrimination: a nonviolence demonstration effect

An Indian initiative to fight gender discrimination: a nonviolence demonstration effect

The news form India about rape, murder-rape, abortion of female foetuses and killing of baby girls at birth have dominated the media with horror stories and western outrage. But there is much less about the efforts being made by different sectors of society to bring about an end to gender… »

08.05.2018

Writer Arundhati Roy on impunity for rape in India & how violence is used as a tool of the State

Writer Arundhati Roy on impunity for rape in India & how violence is used as a tool of the State

We speak to world-renowned Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy about the increasing incidence of rape in India, as police there say they have arrested the main suspect in an alleged gang rape and murder of a teenage girl. Dhanu Bhuiyan and his accomplices are accused of burning the 16-year-old… »

04.05.2018

Protest Against Neglect of Handmade Products

Protest Against Neglect of Handmade Products

Townhall, Bengaluru 6th May 2018, Sunday 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Gram Seva Sangh supports the struggles for sustenance of hand-making people across India, who constitute a majority of its poor, disadvantaged and marginalized. Over the last year, Gram Seva Sangh has been spearheading a movement to enable sustainable livelihoods… »

21.01.2018

Doctors across International Border appeal for immediate dialogue between India and Pakistan to defuse tension

Doctors across International Border appeal for immediate dialogue between India and Pakistan to defuse tension

Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) and Pakistan Doctors for Peace and Development (PDPD) have jointly appealed to both the governments of India and Pakistan to immediately initiate dialogue to defuse tension at the border. Several civilians and security personnel have died in firing at the border on both… »

22.10.2017

Humanist Club to Celebrate Diwali with Orphans and Mentally Ill People

Humanist Club to Celebrate Diwali with Orphans and Mentally Ill People

Madurai, India— Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, is the biggest, brightest and most important holiday of the year. Families light rows of clay lamps outside their homes which symbolize inner light as protection against spiritual darkness. Hindus interpret Diwali in different ways depending on their region. But what is… »

15.10.2017

Upper caste privilege: from catharsis to change

Upper caste privilege: from catharsis to change

One seldom hears any of the persons..saying, “Let us do something to change the Touchable Hindu.”- Dr. B. R Ambedkar. “Frankly Prashant, if I weren’t an exceptional student, I would have committed suicide long ago.” His statement chilled my bones; having been known him for years, I knew he was… »

03.10.2017

Demanding security for journalists to work in India

Demanding security for journalists to work in India

The Indian media fraternity observed an unusual Gandhi Jayanti this time as scores of scribes across the country organized protest demonstrations in different locations with one demand only: to ensure security & justice to working journalists.  Press clubs, journalist bodies and media organizations formed human chains and made symbolic protests… »

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