Category: South Asia

Crowd thrashes miscreants for forcing Muslim couple to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Rajasthan

ALWAR: Around 11.30 PM on Saturday night, two men riding a motorcycle began harassing a Muslim couple waiting at a bus stop, insisting they chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’. One of the men also allegedly flashed the woman. However, this enraged bystanders who then thrashed the accused and handed them over […]

Watchdogs not lapdogs

By S N Sinha* If those in power think that by shooting the messenger, ‘All is well’ message goes to the public, they are mistaken. Suppression of the flow of news to the people and keep them in dark is not healthy for democracy. What is happening in Uttar Pradesh, […]

RSS Chief meets foreign media in New Delhi

From Rajeev Sharma NEW DELHI, September 24: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat today met about 70 foreign journalists from 30 countries based here at the Dr Ambedkar International Centre. The rather rare meeting called ‘An Interaction’ in the invite, Mr Bhagwat talked about the abrogation of Article […]

Kashmiri Pandits: A community in exile finds its voice through poetry

For while the taps run dry, Here in exile, Vitasta (Jhelum) is only a memory- Subhash Kak In their poetry, the Kashmiri Pandit poets engage with the multitude of experiences which emanate from their exodus and their subsequent life as migrants. By Basharat Shameem Having been in exile for more […]

The global shift to the Right

No matter how successful the right may be in the short-run in mobilizing people around a divisive agenda, it is incapable of leading them out of the current economic crisis. It is only the left that can provide a way out. By Prabhat Patnaik We often miss this aspect in […]