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19.04.2021

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

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, Nodeep joined a local… »

08.03.2021

Women who Build the Future: Vandana Shiva

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 led us to a collective process that… »

18.02.2021

The NCHRO condemns the arrest of activist Disha Ravi

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 “toolkit” supporting the farmers’ protests. The toolkit allegedly had some… »

09.02.2021

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

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; Hindu-Musalma mein mat batna (India is… »

03.02.2021

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

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 last year and has been among the few voices presenting… »

21.01.2021

Unmarried women and sexual health: Battling stigma in India

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. India is now… »

16.01.2021

Coronavirus: India launches massive vaccination drive

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 bring the pandemic under control with two locally-produced vaccines. »

16.01.2021

Welcome to BRICIOLAND: the land of Solidarity: Full Moon Crumbs 2020

Welcome to BRICIOLAND: the land of Solidarity: Full Moon Crumbs 2020

We share the letter that Weavers’ Wheel network (INDIA) & Associazione Antigóna (Bologna, ITALY) have sent to their friends to give an account of the activities and projects carried out together. Dear friends, when there is a FULL MOON the earth is finally shining and illuminated. The moon often takes… »

08.01.2021

Pandemic-hit book publishers eye for openings

Pandemic-hit book publishers eye for openings

It was an intriguing discussion at a special session of the prestigious 33rd Guwahati Book Fair, where a number of book publishers, writers, journalists and conscious readers assembled to introspect over various challenges faced by the book (publication) industry during the Covid-19 pandemic inducing national lockdown in India and also… »

06.01.2021

State And Annihilation Of Caste

State And Annihilation Of Caste

Indian state is part of Indian society and Indian society is built on caste based social order. That way state or the government can do very little to destroy the caste system because as the state is built on the caste and the caste society is controlled by the top… »

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