India

India practices secularism, democracy and pluralism: RSS Chief Bhagwat

BOOK COMMENTARY Guwahati, 21 July 2021: India does not only preach but practices secularism, democracy and pluralism as the great nation follows the concept of vasudhaiva kutumbakam (world is one). Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat, while inaugurating…

PEC lauds Indian authorities for corona compensation to scribes

MEDIA by Thakuria Navajyoti Geneva/Guwahati, 1 June 2021: Press Emblem Campaign, the Switzerland-based international media rights and safety body, appreciates the initiative of Indian federal government along with many provincial authorities for sanctioning financial assistance to the families of Covid-19…

Corporate social responsibility: Can it save an artist from giving up his vocation?

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS         By B C Kiran Gudigar or Gudigara are craftsmen residing in the state of Karnataka, India. Their traditional profession was to build temples and places of worship. The skills were passed on only in…

People’s Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

By Sania Farooqui On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year old Dalit activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested by the Haryana police for protesting outside a factory. During the lockdown in 2020,…

Women who Build the Future: Vandana Shiva

We open the series “Women who Build the Future: Towards a Nonviolent Culture“, with Vandana Shiva‘s interview. This is the first of a number of interviews with women from all continents who are committed to life. A project that has…

The NCHRO condemns the arrest of activist Disha Ravi

New Delhi: 16 Feb 2021. On February 13, 2021, the Delhi Police registered an FIR against Disha Ravi. Ravi has been a known climate activist and has supported the farmers’ protest publicly. The Police claim that Ravi has used a…

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots led to the break-up of a crucial political alliance of Jats and Muslims forged by Chaudhary Charan Singh; the current farmers protest is uniting them again. Tarique Anwar “Is aandolan men Hindustan hai; Hindustani bane raho;…

The NCHRO condemns the arresting of Mandeep Punia and demands immediate release of locked up journalists

On January 30, 2021, the police at the Singhu border, where the protesting farmers are gathered, arrested a journalist who was merely doing his job at the site. The journalist, Mandeep Punia had been closely covering the farmers’ protests since…

Unmarried women and sexual health: Battling stigma in India

Written by Eileen McDougall Persisting prejudice in India toward pre-marital sex means unmarried women face stigma by medical providers when trying to access sexual health services. Societal norms are indeed changing in the country as increasingly more women choose to delay marriage.…

Coronavirus: India launches massive vaccination drive

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “world’s largest” vaccination drive today, starting with healthcare and frontline workers. The government has defended the Indian-made Covaxin jab. India launched its mammoth vaccination drive on Saturday, as the country tries to…

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