India

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…

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…

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…

The Gates Empire: how philanthro-capitalism is harming sustainable development

The empire of Gates, how philanthro-capitalistism is endangering sustainable development / fotospublicas.com / Manuel Lopez Navdanya International The latest report by Navdanya International, “Gates to a global empire”, aims to investigate the role and action of one of the private…

NIA Raids Show Govt’s Determination to Suppress Dissenting Voices in J&K: Amnesty International

By directly attacking and failing to protect civil society organisations, India stands in a clear violation of its human rights obligations, the international human rights defender noted in a report. Following multiple raids in Kashmir’s Srinagar and Bandipora by the…

JFA expresses shock over Bangla scribe’s murder

The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) expresses shock over Bangladesh scribe Md Iliyas Hossain’s brutal murder recently in Narayanganj locality. Hossain (50), who used to report for the Dhaka-based Bengali newspaper DailyBijoy, was targeted by assailants for his media coverage on…

India is Hungry: Who is Listening?

Subhash Gatade Hunger is a matter of structural anomalies. It cannot just be explained away by who holds the reins of power. The “good news” is that India now stands at the 94th position on the Global Hunger Report 2020’s…

“No #MeToo for Women Like Us”

Poor Enforcement of India’s Sexual Harassment Law For women like me, what is #MeToo? Poverty and stigma mean we can never speak out. There is no place safe for women like us. Not our workplaces, nor our homes, and not…

MSF supports India and South Africa ask to waive COVID-19 patent rights

In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents and other intellectual property (IP) related to COVID-19 drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for the duration of the…

PPFA demands stringent action against Satra vandals

Condemning continued acts of vandalism at Satras and temples across Assam by rabidly communal malcontents, the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) has urged the State government in Dispur to take serious note of the situation as anti-national forces are waging…

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