Of all dissenters who now live in fear and uncertainty, I am returning my Sahitya Akademi Award – Nayantara Sahgal

Protesting what she called a “vicious assault” on “India’s culture of diversity and debate” and questioning the silence of the Prime Minister on “this reign of terror”, including the lynching last week of a man in Dadri over rumours of beef consumption, writer Nayantara Sahgal said on Tuesday she was returning her Sahitya Akademi award. Ashok Vajpeyi, former chairperson of the Lalit Kala Akademi, also … Continue reading Of all dissenters who now live in fear and uncertainty, I am returning my Sahitya Akademi Award – Nayantara Sahgal

Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi shot dead

Two unidentified persons arrived in a motorcycle at his residence in Dharwad and shot him. Senior Kannada writer and former vice-chancellor of Kannada University M. M. Kalburgi was shot dead in Dharwad on Sunday morning. According to sources, two unidentified persons came in a motorcycle to his residence in Kalyan Nagar. While one person stood outside, the other went to Kalburgi’s house, knocked on the … Continue reading Kannada writer M.M. Kalburgi shot dead

वे मुझ पर हँस रहे थे – रिज़वी

वे मुझ पर हँस रहे थे, ढाबोलकर और पणसरे की हत्या भारत में हुई, सबीन महमूद की कराची, पाकिस्तान में, फिर हत्यारे एक कैसे हुए? मैं अंधविश्वास के विरोधी नरेन्द्र ढाबोलकर और गरीबों के अधिकार के लिए संघर्ष करने वाले गोविंद पणसरे के हत्यारों पर पाकिस्तान में मानवाधिकार के लिए संघर्ष करने वाली सबीन महमूद की हत्या का भी आरोप लगा रहा था. ढाबोलकर और पणसरे … Continue reading वे मुझ पर हँस रहे थे – रिज़वी

Govind Pansare, activist and reformer, succumbs to bullet wounds

Communist leader Govind Pansare succumbed to his wounds on February 20, four days after unidentified gunmen shot at him and his wife during their morning walk in Kolhapur in western Maharashtra. Pansare had been airlifted to Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai on Friday evening. Uma Pansare, his wife, is now out of danger. Read here – http://scroll.in/article/708409/Govind-Pansare,-activist-and-reformer,-succumbs-to-bullet-wounds http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/senior-cpi-leader-govind-pansare-dies-five-days-after-being-shot-at/article1-1319099.aspx http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govind-Pansare-passes-away/articleshow/46317517.cms Continue reading Govind Pansare, activist and reformer, succumbs to bullet wounds