Apurva, writer of Simran speaks up against Kangana’s title snatching moves

Apoorva Asrani is a respected writer and video editor in Mumbai film circles and he epitomizes Local is International. He is known for writing on subjects close to his heart. His film ALIGARH had won him love and support of the LGBT  community and the progressives around the world. A gender sensitive man Apoorva had so far always supported Kangana Ranaut ( the Indian actress … Continue reading Apurva, writer of Simran speaks up against Kangana’s title snatching moves

Romila Thapar: “The battle now is between religious nationalism and secular nationalism . . .”

Romila Thapar, who has been associated with Jawaharlal Nehru University for many years, speaks to writer Githa Hariharan on the idea of a university like JNU. The idea was to explore Indian society through inter-disciplinary studies and discussion. At the Centre for Historical Studies with which she was associated, the past was not another country; the past shaped the present. Professor Thapar points out that … Continue reading Romila Thapar: “The battle now is between religious nationalism and secular nationalism . . .”

किसकी जेब के आठ लाख करोड़?- Qamar Waheed Naqvi

सरकारी बैंकों के क़र्ज़ों का महाघोटाला कोई एक-दो लाख करोड़ का मामला नहीं है. क़रीब साढ़े आठ लाख करोड़ रुपये के क़र्ज़े ऐसे हैं, जिनकी वसूली की सम्भावना अब न के बराबर समझी जा रही है! यानी भारत की कुल जीडीपी का क़रीब 6.7 प्रतिशत हिस्सा चट किया जा चुका है या जिसके वापस मिलने की अब लगभग उम्मीद नहीं है! और इनमें से 87 … Continue reading किसकी जेब के आठ लाख करोड़?- Qamar Waheed Naqvi

ज़ी न्यूज़ के नाम मेरा पत्र – विश्वदीपक

विश्वदीपक हम पत्रकार अक्सर दूसरों पर सवाल उठाते हैं लेकिन कभी खुद पर नहीं. हम दूसरों की जिम्मेदारी तय करते हैं लेकिन अपनी नहीं. हमें लोकतंत्र का चौथा खंभा कहा जाता है लेकिन क्या हम, हमारी संंस्थाएं, हमारी सोच और हमारी कार्यप्रणाली लोकतांत्रिक है ? ये सवाल सिर्फ मेरे नहीं है. हम सबके हैं. JNUSU अध्यक्ष कन्हैया कुमार को ‘राष्ट्रवाद’ के नाम पर जिस तरह … Continue reading ज़ी न्यूज़ के नाम मेरा पत्र – विश्वदीपक

Entering a forbidden terrain: Women Qazis, ‘Auraton ki Shariah Adalat’, what next?

Courtesy: Sabrangindia.in Written by Zakia Soman,Noorjehan Safia Niaz | Published on: February 21, 2016 Why the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan is throwing one challenge after another at the ulema’s male-oriented version of ‘Islam’ Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) recently announced the formation of Darul Uloom Niswaan [DUN], a centre for Islamic learning and theology for women. As part of this initiative, DUN has begun the training … Continue reading Entering a forbidden terrain: Women Qazis, ‘Auraton ki Shariah Adalat’, what next?

Students In California, Yale read out Kanhaiya’s Speech in english

Coming out in support of JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in a sedition case, students and teachers of several international universities, including those from University of California and Yale, are narrating his “seditious” speech in English and uploading their videos online. Eleanor Newbigin, University of London, says in a video, “I have never been a student of JNU but I have interacted with … Continue reading Students In California, Yale read out Kanhaiya’s Speech in english