DEVELOPING NEWS: Setalvad’s updates on being detained by Benaras Police

25th September, Benaras, India, 6:20pm- Teesta Setalvad was asked to give in writing that she wouldn’t visit Benaras Hindu University to show solidarity with the protesting students. Setalvad  refused to sign any such thing. She asked the police and the administration how can her freedom be curtailed? How can her movement be restrained in her own country? and how can she be stopped from showing … Continue reading DEVELOPING NEWS: Setalvad’s updates on being detained by Benaras Police

Yeh Kahan aa Gaye hum – Rajdeep Sardesai

My song for the night was Yeh Kahan aa Gaye hum: a classic from Silsila. It typifies my mood: I truly feel a growing sense of impotent rage. Intolerance has always existed in this country, only never before has extremism been legitimised so brazenly by powerful sections of society. A man is lynched in Dadri and very few truly empathise with the grief of a … Continue reading Yeh Kahan aa Gaye hum – Rajdeep Sardesai