An Invisible Minority – Rationalists in Contemporary India

Directed by- Raksha Kumar Producer & Commissioning Editor- Rajiv Mehrotra Festivals Mumbai, India Raksha Kumar an independent multimedia journalist focusing on politics, gender rights, social injustices and culture. A Fulbright and Chevening scholar, she graduated from the Journalism School, Columbia University. She has written for the New York Times, TIME magazine, Christian Science Monitor, DAWN, Caravan, Al Jazeera America, The Hindu and South China Morning … Continue reading An Invisible Minority – Rationalists in Contemporary India

Right of minorities in Majoritarian Government – Fali S. Nariman

9/15/2014- Hillele.org Transcript of Mr.Fali S. Nariman’s 7th Annual Lecture of National Commission of Minorites: “Minorities at Cross Roads: Comments on Judicial Pronouncements” delivered on Friday, 12th September, 2014 at Speaker Hall(Annexe), Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi Organized by The National Commission of Minorities. The elections in April-May, 2014 this year have put a strong majoritarian Government in power at the Centre. I … Continue reading Right of minorities in Majoritarian Government – Fali S. Nariman

Golwalkar- The Guru Of Hate – Ramachandra Guha

First Published in The Hindu, 28 November, 2006 This column generally deals more — much more — in appreciation than in depreciation. However, it is obligatory on the historian to also (occasionally) notice individuals whose influence on history was malign rather than salutary. One such person was the Hindutva (A Right Wing ideology NOT to be mistaken for Hinduism the religion) ideologue M.S. Golwalkar, whose birth anniversary … Continue reading Golwalkar- The Guru Of Hate – Ramachandra Guha

Childhood Memories, Garba and Bitty Mausi – Zeba Imam

September 28, 2014 at 2:09pm It was a newspaper story this morning that brought back memories of Bitty Mausi, and almost brought tears to my eyes Bitty Mausi was the younger sister of Ek Number Wali Aunty, so referred to by us because of our system of referring to our friends’ moms by their house numbers. My mom was Saat Number Wali Aunty. And we … Continue reading Childhood Memories, Garba and Bitty Mausi – Zeba Imam

Modi and Gujarat 2002

This excerpt includes some Narendra Modi speeches from 2002, during his Gaurav Yatra and the electoral campaign that followed a few weeks later. Apparently, many past Modi speeches no longer exist online… This is an excerpt from Final Solution, the national award-winning film that probes politics of hate. The film, premiered at the Berlin film festival, has over a dozen international awards, including the Berlinale’s … Continue reading Modi and Gujarat 2002

पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी को जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं – डॉ. पंकज श्रीवास्तव (Dr Pankaj Srivastava)

25th December पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी को जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं। अपनी भाषण शैली से लोगों को मोह लेने वाले अटली जी का यूं चुपचाप बिस्तर पर पड़ जाना बेहद सालता है। मेरी दुआ है कि वे जल्द ठीक हो जाएं। उनकी वाणी फिर से जागृत हो। ऐसा हुआ तो उनका इंटर्व्यू लेने की मेरी बहुत पुरानी इच्छा पूरी हो सकती है। नीचे कुछ सवाल … Continue reading पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी को जन्मदिन की शुभकामनाएं – डॉ. पंकज श्रीवास्तव (Dr Pankaj Srivastava)

Communal Violence in 2013: Part – I ( Irfan Engineer)

The year 2013 was worse than 2012 from the standpoint of communal violence. According to the Home Ministry data released in the National Integration Council meeting, 107 people were killed in communal riots across the country, which includes 66 Muslims and 41 Hindus in 479 incidents of communal violence this year. Apart from those killed, 1,697 people including 794 Hindus, 703 Muslims and 200 policemen … Continue reading Communal Violence in 2013: Part – I ( Irfan Engineer)