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The Love Song of Bhonsle- Rukmini Sen

Rape has a specific purpose in culture. It is oppression. Devashish Makhija investigates cultural bigotry and cultural misogyny through his latest film Bhonsle. I could have titled this as Meditations on Rape and Death. Instead I will draw my inspiration from TS Eliot’s poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. Devashish Makhija’s new film Bhonsle is a confluence of longing and loneliness. A tale … Continue reading The Love Song of Bhonsle- Rukmini Sen

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Demystifying the Changes to Labour Laws in States: Madhya Pradesh

By Saurabh Bhattacharjee Even as the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has sparked an unprecedented livelihood crisis, the governments of many states in this country have unveiled a series of measures for relaxation of labour laws for industries in the states. Several states including Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Assam, Himachal Pradesh have either announced or have proposed suspension of various labour laws … Continue reading Demystifying the Changes to Labour Laws in States: Madhya Pradesh

An Appeal: Priyanka to Yogi, “Don’t block Buses carrying Labourers”

उत्तर प्रदेश की योगी सरकार और कांग्रेस के बीच राजनीतिक तकरार तेज हो गयी है। आगरा के पास राजस्थान-यूपी सीमा पर कांग्रेस कार्यकर्ता बसों के साथ जमे हुए हैं. ये कार्यकर्ता प्रवासी मजदूरों को उनके घर पहुंचाने के लिए करीब 600 बसे के साथ लखनऊ जा रहे थे। लेकिन उन्हें यूपी बॉर्डर ऊंचा नगला के पास रोक दिया गया। इस दौरान यहां कांग्रेस नेताओं और … Continue reading An Appeal: Priyanka to Yogi, “Don’t block Buses carrying Labourers”

Rafale: Modi’s Nemesis?–The Hindu’s N Ram on Rafale | Intro – P Sainath | Mumbai Collective 2019

#MumbaiCollective #NRam #TheHindu “Almost everyone will agree that corruption in India is pervasive, omnipresent and multifarious,” says Mr. N Ram. The third edition of Mumbai Collective was held on March 10, 2019 and began with a session on Rafale deal by the Chairman of The Hindu Newspaper N Ram that was chaired by P Sainath. Highlights from Mr. Ram’s speech: “In 2014, the BJP came … Continue reading Rafale: Modi’s Nemesis?–The Hindu’s N Ram on Rafale | Intro – P Sainath | Mumbai Collective 2019