Gujarat 2002: Modi Supported the VHP during the Riots to get Hindu Votes, says Former Home Secretary

Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover-Up is a racy political memoir by Rana Ayub. In it she reminisces about her undercover reporting in Modi’s Gujarat in this book. Rana Ayyub, formerly with Tehelka, posed as  ‘Maithili Tyagi’, a USA-born filmmaker and interviewed key figures in the state, including senior police officers. Tehelka’s first such sting by Ashish Khetan, Operation Kalank, has been used as valuable evidence … Continue reading Gujarat 2002: Modi Supported the VHP during the Riots to get Hindu Votes, says Former Home Secretary

Editors Guild Condemns ABVP Threats to Siddharth Vardarajan

  New Delhi: In a statement issued on Saturday, the Editors Guild of India strongly condemned “the blatant acts of intimidation and threats to Siddharth Varadarajan, Editor of The Wire, by student members of the ABVP in Allahabad University that forced the police to intervene to escort him to safety.” Varadarajan had been invited to deliver a public lecture on ‘Loktantra, media aur abhivyakti ki … Continue reading Editors Guild Condemns ABVP Threats to Siddharth Vardarajan

Myths about Teesta Setalvad

Myth 1- Teesta Setalvad started fighting against communal forces in 2002. Fact 1- Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand started their magazine Communalism Combat after Mumbai riots of 1992. It was in 1992 that their Media Advocacy work against communal forces began. Myth 2- Teesta Setalvad took up the work of Legal advocacy only for victims of Post Godhra riots. The insinuation/propaganda being she … Continue reading Myths about Teesta Setalvad