Gujarat 2002: Modi Supported the VHP during the Riots to get Hindu Votes, says Former Home Secretary

Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover-Up is a racy political memoir by Rana Ayub. In it she reminisces about her undercover reporting in Modi’s Gujarat in this book. Rana Ayyub, formerly with Tehelka, posed as  ‘Maithili Tyagi’, a USA-born filmmaker and interviewed key figures in the state, including senior police officers. Tehelka’s first such sting by Ashish Khetan, Operation Kalank, has been used as valuable evidence … Continue reading Gujarat 2002: Modi Supported the VHP during the Riots to get Hindu Votes, says Former Home Secretary

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

Mayank Saxena

प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों – मयंक सक्सेना

प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों, आपने अपनी हड़ताल खत्म कर दी है…कहा है कि आंदोलन जारी रहेगा…अच्छा किया है, मैं एक हद तक सहमत हूं…लेकिन एक सवाल है…जो मन में कौंध रहा है…सोचा कि सबसे साझा करूं… पिछले लगभग डेढ़ सौ दिनों में देश भर के लेखक-साहित्यकार-फिल्मकार ही नहीं…आम छात्र…क़ॉलेज-विश्वविद्यालय…और लोग… FTII Film Institute Pune के छात्रों के समर्थन में न केवल आए…बल्कि खुलकर … Continue reading प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों – मयंक सक्सेना

Assange: the untold story of an epic struggle for justice – John Pilger

The siege of Knightsbridge is both an emblem of gross injustice and a gruelling farce. For three years, a police cordon around the Ecuadorean embassy in London has served no purpose other than to flaunt the power of the state. It has cost £12 million. The quarry is an Australian charged with no crime, a refugee whose only security is the room given him by … Continue reading Assange: the untold story of an epic struggle for justice – John Pilger

The War on Democracy – John Pilger

‘The War On Democracy’ (2007) was John Pilger’s first for cinema. It explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Using archive footage sourced by Michael Moore’s archivist Carl Deal, the film shows how serial US intervention, overt and covert, has toppled a series of legitimate governments in the Latin American region since the 1950s. … Continue reading The War on Democracy – John Pilger

फेसबुक की रॉंग साइड ड्राइविंग – दिलीप मंडल

उनसे कोई शिकायत नहीं है, जो मेरे नाम की नक़ली प्रोफ़ाइल बनाकर उसपर कुछ कुछ लिख रहे हैं। यह सब शरीर से बड़े हो चुके कुछ बच्चों का खेल है। डायपर पहनकर जो विरोध और विमर्श का तमाशा कर रहे हैं, उन बेचारों पर तो नाराज़ हो पाना भी मुश्किल है। उनकी भाषा उनका परिचय है, उनके हिसाब से उनका “संस्कार” है। प्लीज़, उन्हें माफ़ … Continue reading फेसबुक की रॉंग साइड ड्राइविंग – दिलीप मंडल

Facebook disables Dilip Mandal’s account: He is a critic of Government and RSS

New Delhi: Dilip Mandal’s Facebook account has been disabled by the social networking site after receiving complaints from some other Facebook account holders. The exact nature of the complains hasn’t been made clear by Facebook so far. Dilip Mandal (Former India Today Managing Editor)  is known for his remarks on India’s Caste System. Mandal writes extensively on Ambedkar’s work, RSS’ religious right wing agenda, differences … Continue reading Facebook disables Dilip Mandal’s account: He is a critic of Government and RSS