Communal Violence in 2015 – Rise in Hatred and Polarization

Neha Dabhade Communal violence, polarization of communities and the institutionalization of hatred it results in; have emerged as most the prominent threats engulfing the country in the year 2015. This has spelled adverse repercussions on communal harmony and led to shrinking of democratic space. This year, figures available till October suggest that there were 650 incidents of communal violence in which 84 people lost their … Continue reading Communal Violence in 2015 – Rise in Hatred and Polarization

निशाने पर सहिष्णुता नहीं संविधान है ! – Pankaj Srivastava

    आमिर ने आख़िर क्या कहा, जो ऐसा हंगामा बरपा है? यही न, कि उनकी पत्नी ने हालात से तंग आकर उनसे देश छोड़ने की बात छेड़ी। कहा कि अख़बार देखकर डर लगता है। आमिर ने तो बस इसकी जानकारी दी, वह भी इसे ‘डिज़ास्टरस’ (विनाशकारी) बताते हुए । अगर दिक़्क़त है तो आमिर के नहीं उस किरण के बारे में सोचो जो उदास … Continue reading निशाने पर सहिष्णुता नहीं संविधान है ! – Pankaj Srivastava

Amitabh Bachchan: Indian Cinema has fostered communal amity at a time when prejudices against communities are dividing the world

he contribution of Indian cinema in fostering social unity, communal amity and love at a time when “cultures are being questioned and prejudices against communities are dividing the world”. Continue reading Amitabh Bachchan: Indian Cinema has fostered communal amity at a time when prejudices against communities are dividing the world

My Name Is Khan and I stand for secular India – Faridoon Shahryar

“We will never be a superpower if we are not going to believe that all religions are equal,” said Shah Rukh Khan in a television interview a day before his 50th birthday. This pertinent sentiment has been quoted by an editorial in ‘The New York Times’ on November 3 to elaborate on the point that why intolerance in India ought to be checked at the … Continue reading My Name Is Khan and I stand for secular India – Faridoon Shahryar

“Nobody has more right to live in this country than me, and I am not going to leave. So shut up”, says Shah Rukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan, during a Twitter townhall with a leading media outfit, said that he is open to the idea of  giving up his award as a symbolic means of protest against extreme intolerance in India. “Yes, as a symbolic gesture I would give it up,” the actor said, referring to the spate of other film personalities, artists, writers, scientists and others who have returned awards as … Continue reading “Nobody has more right to live in this country than me, and I am not going to leave. So shut up”, says Shah Rukh Khan