Aam Admi Party volunteers protesting outside the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi on 19 April against the brutal rape of a five-year-old girl. The girl who was raped allegedly by a neighbor after holding her captive for four days, is battling for life due to infection.
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By Clementine de Montjoye As the changes in Burma became the focus of many an animated discussion around me, I went to see for myself the reality on the grounds of this recently ‘opened up’ country. In July 2012, I arrived in Yangon and was rapidly charmed by the gentle disposition [...]
By Ahsanul Haq Chishti A night of ghazals comes to an end. The singer departs through her chosen mirror, her one diamond cut on her countless necks. I, as ever, linger. (From Agha Shahid Ali’s Farewell poem: I Dream I Am At the Ghat of the Only World) Let me put a [...]
By Nasrun Mir After days of sitting in office next to the radiator in the wood-paneled newsroom, collecting facts around the last moments of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru – a walk on the streets of Srinagar was due on this sunny February afternoon. Curfew was still in place, [...]
Kashmir is back in the headlines once again. This time some anonymous kids on Facebook made it happen when they allegedly threatened Kashmir’s only all-girl rock band-Pragaash. The girls had performed well in a paramilitary CRPF-organized contest. But as soon as the news of virtual threats appeared in Delhi-based media, [...]
Senior Journalist, T S Sudhir talks to Raksha Kumar about the politics behind Vishwaroopam, veteran actor Kamal Haasan’s latest release.
By Raksha Kumar Twelve hours was enough for veteran actor Kamal Haasan to lose all hope (or whatever was left of it) in India’s political structures. Last night, the Madras High Court had lifted the ban by the Tamil Nadu government on Hassan’s film Vishwaroopam. However, in the morning, police [...]
The BJP and the Congress are at war again over home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde’s “Hindutva terrorism” remark.
By Shazia Nigar Outrage is good. Outrage at the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old in a moving bus in the vicinity of South Delhi is good. The protests and the concern that has captured the attention of the nation are justified and necessary. But, it is also alarming. It alarms [...]
While Parliament on Tuesday witnessed outrage over the gangrape of a para-medic student in the capital, protests were held by womens’ rights groups in various parts of Delhi.
By Qamar Agha The UN vote is a very significant step forward for the Palestinian movement. It has generated a lot of hope for the Palestinians living in that territory, and now it would be very difficult for Israel to continue its occupation and it will have to come back [...]