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“NDTV India This Week”- A Look @ the stories before I & B recommended 1 day ban!

What did NDTV India report this week? The Information and Broadcasting ministry, according to PTI, will now ask the channel NDTV India to be taken off air for a day on the 9th of November. The I & B Ministry’s decision would be  the first ever order against a broadcaster over its coverage of terrorist attacks. We at Hillele.org looked at the stories NDTV India … Continue reading “NDTV India This Week”- A Look @ the stories before I & B recommended 1 day ban!

Viral Video:Pinjra Tod Night March

Pinjratod is an autonomous collective and movement of women students across universities in Delhi. For the past one year, we have been battling the university which we believe reproduces patriarchal and casteiest structures by constantly seeking to regulate and control women students’ lives, mobility and sexuality through a wide range of mechanisms. The curfew timings that mark women’s lives, the daily battles with the warden … Continue reading Viral Video:Pinjra Tod Night March

Confirmed: Teesta Setalvad spoke @ IIMB. Trolls lie and abuse Human Rights Activist again- Rukmini Sen

IIM Bangalore has confirmed to Hillele.org that Teesta Setalvad addressed IIMB classroom sessions on the 23rd of September, 2016. Teesta Setalvad was one of the three speakers in IIMB on the 23rd of September 2016. We also have Teesta Setalvad’s pictures addressing students @IIMB Teesta Setalvad spoke  in one of the  afternoon sessions at 3 pm. Derek O Brian of Trinamool Congress inaugurated the session . … Continue reading Confirmed: Teesta Setalvad spoke @ IIMB. Trolls lie and abuse Human Rights Activist again- Rukmini Sen

Gujarat Files-1: “शाह साहब से सीएम को डर लगता है”

राणा अयूब    गिरीश सिंघल के बड़े बेटे हार्दिक ने 2012 में खुदकुशी कर ली थी। उनके करीबी बताते हैं कि सिंघल इस घटना के बाद टूट गए थे। मेरी सिंघल से मुलाकात 2010 की एक सुबह हुई। उस वक्‍त में गुजरात एटीएस के प्रमुख थे। एसआइटी की जांच के चलते सिंघल की हरकतों पर करीबी निगाह रखी जा रही थी। उनकी गिरफ्तारी होनी तय … Continue reading Gujarat Files-1: “शाह साहब से सीएम को डर लगता है”

आरएसएस ने जो भारत माता बनाई है, उसकी जय तो मैं कतई नहीं बोलूंगा – Dilip Mandal

Watch how a Facebook campaign has changed the way “Bharat Mata” looks today on many RSS sites. The change has happened within a week. We followed Dalit Journalist Dilip Mandal’s Facebook posts which are extremely popular among a range of people. We followed some of  RSS’ sites. Mandal’s posts not only voice the Dalit, Bahujan, minority and Left concerns about RSS’ idea of “Mother India”. … Continue reading आरएसएस ने जो भारत माता बनाई है, उसकी जय तो मैं कतई नहीं बोलूंगा – Dilip Mandal

P.M. Bhargava sends back Padma Bhushan award to President

Founder-director of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) P.M. Bhargava has returned his Padma Bhushan to Presdient. This award has been very dear to me. My returning it to you, for whom I have much respect and admiration, is an expression of my concern at the currently prevailing socio-politico situation in the country, said Mr. Bhargava. Well-known scientist and founder-director of Centre for Cellular … Continue reading P.M. Bhargava sends back Padma Bhushan award to President

जला कर मारने, गोली से उड़ा देने या नरसंहार के लिए ‘असहिष्‍णुता’ (इनटोलरेंस) सही शब्‍द नहीं है – अरुंधति राय

हालांकि, मैं नहीं मानती कि कोई अवॉर्ड हमारे काम को आंकने का सही पैमाना है। मैं लौटाए गए अवॉर्ड्स की सूची में 1989 में प्राप्‍त नेशनल अवॉर्ड (बेस्‍ट स्‍क्रीनप्‍ले के लिए) को भी शामिल करती हूं। मैं यह साफ कर देना चाहती हूं कि मैं यह अवॉर्ड इसलिए नहीं लौटा रही क्‍योंकि मैं उस बात से आहत हूं जिसे ‘बढ़ती कट्टरता’ कहा जा रहा है … Continue reading जला कर मारने, गोली से उड़ा देने या नरसंहार के लिए ‘असहिष्‍णुता’ (इनटोलरेंस) सही शब्‍द नहीं है – अरुंधति राय

Why I am returning my award – Arundhati Roy

Although I do not believe that awards are a measure of the work we do, I would like to add the National Award for Best Screenplay that I won in 1989 to the growing pile of returned awards. Also, I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am “shocked” by what is being called the “growing intolerance” being fostered by … Continue reading Why I am returning my award – Arundhati Roy

My Name Is Khan and I stand for secular India – Faridoon Shahryar

“We will never be a superpower if we are not going to believe that all religions are equal,” said Shah Rukh Khan in a television interview a day before his 50th birthday. This pertinent sentiment has been quoted by an editorial in ‘The New York Times’ on November 3 to elaborate on the point that why intolerance in India ought to be checked at the … Continue reading My Name Is Khan and I stand for secular India – Faridoon Shahryar

This one’s for dad – Parvez Imam

When my father passed away last week, my younger sister was with him. The hospital formalities required filling up various forms. A column for the death certificate requires the religion of the deceased. My sister did not hesitate even for a moment to scribble ‘Humanity’. The hospital staff was confused but she insisted and they had to accept it. My other siblings and I loved … Continue reading This one’s for dad – Parvez Imam