India

PACIFIC – Indo-Pak Peace Initiative

“Our object should be peace within, and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large.” -Muhammad Ali Jinnah “An eye for an eye will make the…

Lack of Toilets Keeps Women Out of Politics

By Stella Paul MALLAMPETA, India, Jul 4 2014 (IPS) – Nine months after she was elected head of her village council, 36-year-old Krupa Shanti has overseen some significant changes in this rural outpost of Mallampeta, 570 km away from Hyderabad,…

Marichjhapi and the Revenge of Bengali Bhadralok

Exactly 30 years ago, Dalits, in West Bengal, came to realize the true nature of Indian state that is being dominated, in every sense, by a tiny section of population but at a great personal cost. It was in 1979,…

India’s Women Lose the Election

By Manipadma Jena for IPS NEW DELHI, Apr 21 2014 (IPS) – “Men just do not want to give up their seats, it’s as simple as that,” says 67-year-old candidate in the Indian election Subhhasini Ali, voicing a gloomy view…

Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World’s Largest Vote

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! As voting begins in India in the largest elections the world has ever seen, we spend the hour with Indian novelist and essayist Arundhati Roy. Nearly 815 million Indians are eligible to vote, and…

Thorium does not solve nuclear weapons problem

India Today news service reported on February 27, 2014: “Advanced Heavy Water Reactor is the latest Indian design for a next-generation nuclear reactor that will burn thorium as its fuel”. Co-incidently, Dr. Gordon Edwards had informed Pressenza that, “There are…

Protesters Resist an ‘Indian Fukushima’

By Ranjit Devraj for IPS, Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, Feb 1 2014 (IPS) – Activists opposed to India’s plans to massively increase civilian nuclear power production are aghast that a plan for an Indo-Japanese nuclear cooperation deal is gaining pace even while…

When a penis is not a penis but a weapon, or a torture instrument

Another gang rape in India, this time in a tribal area, a young woman is found in the company of a man from another village, moreover a Muslim; the village unofficial council imposes a hefty fine which the woman’s family…

“Humanism in India” – Indian edition presentation in Mumbai

To begin with, I would like to thank the organizers of today’s presentation, Bhavan’s College and its Cultural Centre, the World Centre for Humanist Studies (India), and the book publisher, Foundation for Humanization. The book we are presenting is not…

Aam Aadmi Party as harbinger of significant change in Indian society

EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE VS. REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION By Pritam K. Rohila, Evolution is a slow and gradual process by which organizations as well as organisms adapt to external changes or internal pressure. It may be imperceptible in the short-term and its glacial…

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