Red Salute to Chandu – Kavita Krishnan

Today is the day Comrade Chandu, former JNUSU President, was killed in Siwan, Bihar at the behest of the criminal RJD MP Shahabuddin. March 31, 1997, 4 pm. It’s worth recalling that one of the reasons JNU fees are low today and students coping with social, regional, gender and other deprivations can get to JNU, is because of struggles Chandu led when he was JNUSU … Continue reading Red Salute to Chandu – Kavita Krishnan

The Indian Dalit (Being Indian)

The Indian Dalit is a perspective piece on the large Dalit community that exists in the country. In this video we speak to Dalits from various demographics and find out more about them. Though India has progressed through the years on various fronts, the ancient system of caste still seems to prevail in the minds of the masses in various parts of the country. This … Continue reading The Indian Dalit (Being Indian)

“Political vendetta to insult & intimidate Teesta shameful” , say Bangalore Activists and Civil Society

Bangalore Citizens gave out a Statement against what they are calling as State Sponsored Intimidation of Human Rights Activists and Civil Society Organizations. “The CBI raid on the residence and office of activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand on 13th and 14th July 2015 is a shocking development. Socially conscious citizens perceive this as a political vendetta to insult, humiliate and intimidate the couple … Continue reading “Political vendetta to insult & intimidate Teesta shameful” , say Bangalore Activists and Civil Society

Tagore, Nationalism and National Anthem – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

Do you like poetry and songs? If you don’t like a particular word or phrase in a poem or a song, what do you do? In all probability you would say that you don’t like the poem/song or don’t approve of it. Would you ask the poet, please remove that word, because I don’t like it? Yes you can do it when you are an … Continue reading Tagore, Nationalism and National Anthem – Sangeeta Bodhi Das

Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh : A Clash of Ideology – Jai Narayan Sharma

Abstract Great men of all generations have been anxious about improvement of the lot of human beings. But how to realize it remains a formidable task for e very age. Even though the goal is similar, the means to achieve the goal can differ. And this difference in approach can generate a lot of controversy. This is precisely what happened between Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar … Continue reading Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagat Singh : A Clash of Ideology – Jai Narayan Sharma