मुंबई में सीबीआई दफ्तर के बाहर तीस्ता समर्थकों का प्रदर्शन

सोमवार को मुंबई के फोर्ट में स्थित सीबीआई की आर्थिक अपराध शाखा के दफ्तर के बाहर तमाम नागरिकों, संगठनों और सामाजिक कार्यकर्ताओं ने मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्त्री तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ के समर्थन में एकजुटता दिखाई। सीबीआई दफ्तर में पिछले तीन दिनों से तीस्ता को केंद्र सरकार के इशारे पर प्रताड़ित करने के क्रम में ही पूछताछ के लिए बुलाया जा रहा है। मुंबई विशेष सीबीआई कोर्ट में तीस्ता … Continue reading मुंबई में सीबीआई दफ्तर के बाहर तीस्ता समर्थकों का प्रदर्शन

Another Sad Day for Democracy

14th August. Another Sad Day for Democracy Anand Patwardhan’s talk at the Malhar Festival, St. Xaviers College, Mumbai I speak before you today in place of the designated speaker, Sheetal Sathe. It is not that Sheetal Sathe could not come on stage today because she or her baby fell ill. It is not that she had nothing to say. It is not that she was … Continue reading Another Sad Day for Democracy

An appeal to voters

        Dear Fellow-Indians, The best thing about our country is its cultural diversity, its pluralism – the co-existence of a number of religions and ethnicities over centuries, and hence the blooming of multiple streams of intellectual and artistic thought. And, this has been possible only because Indian society has prided itself on being essentially secular in character, rejecting communal hatred, embracing tolerance. Today, that … Continue reading An appeal to voters

Docu lovers get ready for the big Film Festival

The three-day IIHS film festival ‘Urban Lens: A Festival of Films and the City’ is an attempt at looking how the ‘city’ has been seen in non-fiction films, and documentary filmmakers’ engagement with it over time . Even though the curated films that are part of the festival happen to be vastly different from each other, the underlying leitmotif is an effort to articulate the … Continue reading Docu lovers get ready for the big Film Festival