#NOT IN MY NAME is all about loving – Annie Zaidi

No, it wasn’t elitist (only the elite are saying that). No, it wasn’t just journalists. It wasn’t celebrity driven or foregrounded (but the TV people were keen on focusing on the 4/5 actors present). I’ll tell you what it was. It was a low, dense, dark sky spilling its guts out. It was a flooded road with over a foot of stagnating water (which probably … Continue reading #NOT IN MY NAME is all about loving – Annie Zaidi

आज देश किस आधार पर मान ले कि सीबीआई प्रधानमंत्री का तोता नहीं है? – Nitin Thakur

एनडीटीवी प्रमोटर पर छापे के दौरान ज़ी अजीब सी खुशी के साथ खबर चला रहा था. शायद उन्हें इस बात की शिकायत है कि जब उनकी इज्ज़त का जनाज़ा निकल रहा था तब उनका साथ किसी ने नहीं दिया. ज़ी का दर्द एक हद तक सही भी है. तब सभी ने चौधरी और अहलूवालिया का स्टिंग बिना ऐसे कुछ लिखे चलाया था कि “ये पत्रकारिता … Continue reading आज देश किस आधार पर मान ले कि सीबीआई प्रधानमंत्री का तोता नहीं है? – Nitin Thakur

Must Watch: Sidharth Bhatia in conversation with Teesta Setalvad

Teesta Setalvad has been fighting a brave battle for citizens’ rights and justice for people who have been abandoned by the system. Her memoir, Foot Soldier Of The Constitution, was released on Friday, February 24 at G5A, the wonderful new space at Mahalaxmi as part of the Literature Live! Evening curated by Anil Dharker. She is seen here in conversation with Sidharth Bhatia. Produced by: … Continue reading Must Watch: Sidharth Bhatia in conversation with Teesta Setalvad

आपको ढेर सारा प्यार और ख़ूब ताकत मिलती रहे तीस्ता – Ila Joshi

प्यारी तीस्ता, ये आपके लिए: लगभग 3 साल पहले जब पहली बार तीस्ता से आमना सामना हुआ तो मैं बस उन्हें सुनना चाहती थी, कि जितना अभी तक अख़बार की ख़बरों में उनके बारे में पढ़ा या टीवी पर देखा उससे इतर वो क्या हैं। और अब 3 साल बाद ये किताब पढ़ी तो इस बीच की सारी मुलाक़ातों और अनुभवों के बाद भी लगा … Continue reading आपको ढेर सारा प्यार और ख़ूब ताकत मिलती रहे तीस्ता – Ila Joshi

Deconstructing CBI FIR (Economic Offences Wing, CBI) against Teesta Setalvad and her team

 Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand assert they are aware of the provisions of the laws of the land and have, in fact, whenever legally necessary applied for permission from the MHA for receipt of foreign awards etc. We at Hillele.org deconstruct CBI charges against them in the FCRA case. One: Section 3 of FCRA, 2010 bars certain ‘persons’ (political parties and its office bearers, government … Continue reading Deconstructing CBI FIR (Economic Offences Wing, CBI) against Teesta Setalvad and her team

It’s Teesta – Javed Haazir Ho on 3rd Feb, 2017

February 3, 2017 Javed Anand and Teesta Setavad will appear in response to a summons before the CBI Court (Kila Court) Mumbai. They have been charge sheeted for ‘violating provisions of the FCR Act’ a charge they have consistently denied. The case relates to a Consultancy with Ford Foundation and Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt Ltd. The CBI charge sheet follows the raid on their … Continue reading It’s Teesta – Javed Haazir Ho on 3rd Feb, 2017

Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand

6 January 2017 Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand On 31 December 2016, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a charge sheet to the Mumbai special court against human rights defenders Ms Teesta Setalvad, Mr Javed Anand  and their publishing company Sabrang Communications and Publishing Private Limited (SCPPL) for alleged violation of the Foreign … Continue reading Update: India – Continuous judicial harassment against human rights defenders Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand