The red in the sea of black and white- Indira Jaisingh

As three judges of the Supreme Court – Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice AM Khanwilkar – sat motionless on November 27, a young woman dressed in red, with a red hijab wrapped around her head, approached them. All heads turned to look at the woman, who was followed by stern looking police women in uniform. Lawyers in black and … Continue reading The red in the sea of black and white- Indira Jaisingh

FREE HADIYA – Pinjda Tod

AN APPEAL TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA: In defense of the freedom and citizenship of women and a plea against Islamophobia #freehadiya   ​ Your Lordship, We write to you, to bring to your notice a recent judgement of the Kerala High Court which has annulled a consensual marriage of an adult Muslim woman. The judgement also makes many other remarks which can completely … Continue reading FREE HADIYA – Pinjda Tod

No Facts, Only Propoganda- Stanly Johny

  Is Kerala a perfect state? It’s not. Is it poverty-free? Don’t kid me. Is it socially progressive? You’ll find all sorts of discrimination and prejudices –caste/class/religions–in the state. Are the fruits of the Kerala model distributed evenly? Of course not–the lower strata, particularly the adivasis, are the hardest hit. So there’s certainly a case to widen the scope of the Kerala model, continue the … Continue reading No Facts, Only Propoganda- Stanly Johny

#PoMoneModi: Kerala says “Chal Hat Modi”

#PoMoneModi is trending on Twitter. It roughly translates to ‘Chal hat Modi’. The trendy hashtag #PoMoneModi -based on the popular film dialogue of actor Mohanlal which can be loosely translated as Go Back Modi – started trending from the morning of Wednesday . Kerala is number in Literacy and Human Development Index in India. Prime Minister Modi doesn’t know that. People of Kerela haven’t taken … Continue reading #PoMoneModi: Kerala says “Chal Hat Modi”

The Gujarat middle – Jean Derez

      If Gujarat is a model, then the real toppers in development indicators, like Kerala and Tamil Nadu, must be supermodels In an earlier article published on this page (“The Gujarat Muddle,” April 11, 2014), I pointed out that Gujarat’s development achievements were hardly “model” class. This is pretty firm ground: the same point has been made by a long list of eminent … Continue reading The Gujarat middle – Jean Derez