A Critique of the Talaq Bill

A Critique of the Talaq Bill By S.K.T. Nasar Former Director (Research) Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, West Bengal (Address: Flat-202, Khaspur Cooperative Housing Society, Plot-AA-170, Street no. – 64,… More »


“Half The Battle Won” In The Fight Against Discrimination Of People Living With HIV/AIDS In India, Say Activists

“It is just half way in the battle” says HIV-positive activist Daisy David, after the Union cabinet silently cleared the amendments in the HIV/AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014 on… More »


Kolkata: Smart Women use Smart Cards for Safe Water and to Save Water

“What more could we ask for! We have finally got to drink water that is adequate, clean and safe”, says twenty year old Rinki Shaw of No 3, Kallikapur slum… More »


Human Rights Report Reveal Gory Tales of Sexual Abuse by Armed Forces

Izhar Nazir Ali Srinagar (Kashmir):   A report released by The International Peoples Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian Administered Kashmir (IPTK), a human rights group has revealed… More »

Chachal Graveyard: Where a Blind Guards the Unknown Dead

Uri (Kashmir): Izhar Nazir Ali:   This is the story of Atta Mohammad Khan, 69, who doesn´t know the dead or their names but has the expertise in burrying the… More »


One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead.

By : Riaz Khan   One of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He’s a professional, he… More »


How is Ghar Vapasi Different from Forcible Conversions?

By Ram Puniyani   Propaganda around conversions has been one of the major political tools during last few decades. It was Niyogi Commission report which investigated the conversions in Adivasi… More »


Are Sectarian Parties like MIM there to empower Muslims?

By Irfan Engineer   Quite a few Muslim dominated and Muslim led political parties have emerged in India in about last decade or so. In 2005, AIUDF led by Maulana… More »


Modi Sarkar: Politics Through Culture

Ram Puniyani   The change in the ruling dispensation (May 2014) has more than one aspect which is likely to affect the very social-cultural-political map of India. Narendra Modi won… More »


Is ‘Hindu’ our National Identity?

Ram Puniyani   From the decade of 1980 the identity based politics has come to the fore in our Country. The Shah Bano issue, the Ram Temple imbroglio and the… More »