India

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… »

12.09.2017

The British Empire’s homophobic legacy could finally be overturned in India

The British Empire’s homophobic legacy could finally be overturned in India

Ibtisam Ahmed, University of Nottingham for The Conversation In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court has confirmed an individual’s right to privacy – including sexual orientation – under the country’s constitution. The ruling on August 24 offers new hope for the LGBTQ+ community in India, still living… »

12.08.2017

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

By Manipadma Jena “Showing them a picture-book crow, I intone ‘kaak’ in Bengali, the State language. While others repeat in chorus, the tribal Santhali first-graders respond with a blank look. They know the crow only as ‘koyo’. They’ll happily roll out glass marbles to count… »

08.08.2017

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

By Baher Kamal* Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe– they are often victims… »

30.07.2017

Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

By Nivedita Dwivedi This article is part of a series called “Heroes And Sheroes Of Plural India” under #AnHourForCommunalHramony campaign to celebrate the Heroes and Sheroes who struggled to shape modern India in all its plurality.  Today we celebrate Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain a pioneering woman literary person who also pioneered… »

28.05.2017

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Economic boost in NE India after PM inaugurates country’s longest river bridge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 26th of May inaugurated the country’s longest river bridge in eastern Assam over the Lohit River, a major tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra. PM Modi, who arrived in the morning hours from New Delhi, dedicated the new bridge to the nation and named… »

02.01.2017

Northeast appears safe for scribes

Northeast appears  safe for scribes

By Nava Thakuria* Northeastern part of India, which often receives media headlines for relentless troubles and violent incidents, has completed one more year with no journo-casualty. For record, the region has not reported any murder of scribes in the last there consecutive years, even though numerous cases of… »

11.11.2016

For a concrete refugee policy in India

For a concrete refugee policy in India

While Assam is boiling against central government’s move to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan, a nationalist people’s forum is raising its voice for a concrete refugee policy for the country to deal with such situations in the future. The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), in a… »

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