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April 23, 2018

Students of Columbia University hold a candlelight vigil to protest the heinous rapes in Kathua and Unnao and send an Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India

New York, April 20, 2018: Students and faculty from schools across Columbia University were joined by members of the South Asian diaspora from across New Yor City to sign... more...

April 23, 2018

Modi’s Long Silence as Women in India Are Attacked: NY Times

  Modi’s Long Silence as Women in India Are Attacked By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It... more...

April 16, 2018

In defence of Nehru

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/in-defence-of-nehru/article23563560.ece?homepage=true He was simultaneously nation builder, liberal democrat and strategic visionary It is fashionable these days to denigrate Jawaharlal Nehru. Although he had his weaknesses, those who followed him,... more...

March 8, 2018

Destruction Of Statues Exposes RSS Ideology

In their victory speeches made at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after the results of the Tripura elections were announced, Prime Minister Modi and the President of the... more...

March 6, 2018

In the wake of Tripura; The Left is being pushed to the margins. It must mobilise secular, democratic elements to fight Hindutva forces

Two clear conclusions emerge from the Tripura election verdict. First, it is exceedingly difficult for an Opposition party that has an incumbent government in any state to withstand the... more...

March 6, 2018

Too many corpses A miasma of menace swirls around the Loya controversy

As any crime fiction aficionado knows, it never stops with one death. The original crime is compounded by a cover-up, which leads to more crimes and yet more cover-ups.... more...

March 6, 2018

Open Letter regarding violence and discrimination against minorities in India

Dear friends in the media, Please find attached an Open Letter denouncing the violence and discrimination against minorities in India. The letter has been signed by 67 retired civil... more...

February 20, 2018

Nehru vs Patel: Unity in Diversity

HISTORY, UNDER BJP rule, has developed a surprising tendency to dominate our national discourse. Not only has Indian history increasingly become ‘ground zero’ in the battle of narratives between... more...

February 19, 2018

The real moral duty of journalists: Not to dance to the tune of the powerful

An NIA statement about an arrested Kashmir photographer should prompt journalists to consider how far their profession has drifted from basic standards.   Perhaps the Indian media deserves a... more...

February 19, 2018

Shashi Tharoor’s ‘Why I Am A Hindu’ is a timely reminder of why Hinduism must retain its pluralism

Reading this book is a handy way to reacquaint oneself in 2018 with what Hinduism was and is, and what it wasn’t meant to be.   As one of... more...

February 19, 2018

The long history of the U.S. interfering with elections elsewhere

One of the more alarming narratives of the 2016 U.S. election campaign is that of the Kremlin’s apparent meddling. Last week, the United States formally accused the Russian government of... more...

February 17, 2018

The BJP Is Killing Our Institutions

The battle in 2019 is not just to remove the BJP – it is to detox our democracy. Recent statements by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) functionaries mocking and undermining... more...