Archive for December, 2014

An outraged MADHU KISHWAR over SMRITI IRANI’s false affidavit says she is looking for a heavyweight lawyer, in an interview to VRINDA GOPINATH

Dec 12, 2014 No Comments

Noted academician Madhu Purnima Kishwar of the Centre for Study of Developing Societies and founder of Manushi, a women’s rights journal, has been in the news a lot. First, for her chronicles on Modi, called Modinama, in which she critiqued the media and human rights activists for “falsely demonising” Modi after the Gujarat riots of [...]

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SANDHYA RAMESH explains why replacing Sanskrit by German was illegal in the first place

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments

Oh, dear. Here’s another one of those inflammable political questions. I’ll take a stab at it anyway. Saying that Sanskrit replaced German is extreme over-simplification and is also highly inaccurate. Back  in 1968, the Three-Language Formula was established (and reiterated in  the Education policy in 1986) for secondary schools in the Indian Constitution. Secondary school [...]

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Here’s what they don’t tell you about feminism and sexuality in Hindu mythology, by DEVDUTT PATNAIK

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments

Hindu mythology reveals that patriarchy, the idea that men are superior to women, was invented. The epic, Mahabharata, for example, refers to a time when there was no concept of marriage. Men and women were free to go to anyone, until it became important to establish fatherhood (‘this son is mine’), for which ownership and [...]

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ASG Pinky Anand should not be representing CBI in the Ishrat Jahan case, say MANISHA SETHI & MANSI SHARMA

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments

For the past few months, we have been witnessing one police officer after another, jailed for fake encounters in Gujarat, being released on bail, or reinstated by the Gujarat government.  What is even more startling is the position that investigating agency, the CBI, has been taking in the courts. When the Bombay High court granted [...]

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RUBABBUDDIN SHEIKH, bro of Sohrabuddin writes to Chief Justice alleging it was because Shah was summoned

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

REPRESENTATION ADDRESSED TO THE HON’BLE CHIEF JUSTICE OF BOMBAY HIGH COURT   July 5, 2014 BY SPEED POST WITH AD Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mohit S. Shah The Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Bombay High Court Mumbai- Maharashtra   Re.:   Transfer of the Special CBI Judge at Mumbai handling the criminal case entitled as [...]

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