Pink, Akira and ten years of police reform in India

By Pushkar Raj for

Pink and Akira, two recent Bollywood hit films, depict an ugly reality of the police in India. It seems much has not changed in country for the last ten years since the Supreme Court in Prakash Singh case ordered in September 2006 that the police must be made functionally autonomous and accountable by enacting new police laws.

Migrant labourers despair over currency spike

By Anand Singh

New Delhi : Dullan Mahto is a labourer from Bihar's Nawada district who used to earn Rs 300 a day, spending half of it on food. Since the demonetisation five days back, he is virtually starving.

His hands folded, the frail 59-year-old man, whose home is a pavement near the Dr Hedgewar Hospital in east Delhi, despairs that he is now getting no work.

मुक्तिबोध : कहने दो उन्हें जो यह कहते हैं - सफल जीवन बिताने में हुए असमर्थ तुम!


जब हम कश्मकश में होते हैं और सवालों के मुकाबले जवाब बहुत कम होते हैं तो साहित्य बड़ा सहारा बनते हैं. खासतौर पर जब हम जिंदगी के उस पड़ाव पर हों जब कुछ कर गुजरने की ख्वाहिशें अनंत हों और न करने के खुले और छिपे दबाव भी अनंत.

Khurram Parvez’s organisation wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Philippines-based Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) headed won the Democracy and Human Rights Award for its efforts to resolve the problem of forced disappearances in Asia, even as its Chairman, Khurram Parvez, continues to languish in the jail for almost two months.

America deserves Trump!

By Mansoor Durrani for

Never interrupt your enemy, when he is making a mistake. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Although, I had planned to write this article about 4 months back - right after the nomination of Trump as a Republican candidate but I managed to convince myself that this is only a "Republican verdict" and I should wait for the "American verdict".
Americans have now given their verdict!

Let's remember: American "greatness" stands on two pillars (1) Military Might and (2) Economic Prowess.

Do not let vested interests tarnish the image of the great Tipu Sultan

By BP Mahesh Chandra Guru for

If government’s attack on NDTV was ‘fascism’, what explains the ban on Kashmir Reader?

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: A newsroom can often be the most nerve-racking, jarring, or the most fun-filled place for a professional journalist. Given the speed at which news travels these days, it is also a place where decisions are taken in a heartbeat and executed within seconds. In all, the newsroom lies at the heart of any media organisation; be it a website or an old-school newspaper.

A prosperous, Muslim-majority district? No wonder Subramanian Swamy wants it under AFSPA

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

What would you call a district where female literacy is more than 90%? Where the sex ratio is much better than the national average, and the number of homeless people in less than 1,000 out of a population of over 40 lakh? A district, which has no history of communal riots, where people from various communities live in peace and which boasts of number of colleges and universities?

Milli Gazette and its shameless misogyny

By Dr Kouser Fathima for

In India, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the news of a rape no longer shocks the population: this is a country, which according to the official record, reported more than 34,000 cases of rape last year, and a further 4,000 cases of attempted rape. This is not a law and order situation; it is an epidemic, with no solutions in sight.

Statue of Unity is a symbol of BJP’s hypocrisy, not a call for uniting people

By Arshi Khan for

The problem with the world today is not that there are so many people who do wrong, but there are lot more who are mute spectators against illogical decisions of the government which is more bothering in current scenario.

I have a lot of respect for the iconic leader Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel whose untiring efforts towards the unity of the country brought success. He got the title of 'Iron Man' as he was the prestigious leader of the world who became immortal by uniting a scattered nation without any bloodshed.