Archive for October, 2015

…And other celebrities, here’s a lesson in feminism you desperately need, by ARUSHI KAPOOR

Oct 27, 2015 No Comments

n a recent interview, 26-year-old Bollywood actress, Parineeti Chopra, made a problematic claim that she “would rather be a role model, than a feminist.” The supposed brand ambassador for Haryana’s ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign seems to have been the newest victim of lack of awareness, and more so, the lack of a dictionary in [...]

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Meet the Indian who bought the East India Company, writes NISHI JAIN

Oct 27, 2015 No Comments

The history of Indian Independence has come a full circle. It is indeed a matter of pride that the East India Company that ruled us for 100 years, is owned by an Indian today. Mumbai-born entrepreneur Sanjiv Mehta bought major stake in the company with a whopping $15 million in 2010, and became the proud [...]

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A fact-finding report unearths a conspiracy of silence from Toyota & media

Oct 27, 2015 No Comments

Mumbai: The gruesome daylight murder of a 56-year old man in a Toyota showroom in the heart of Mumbai ought to have made front page news. Further that Yakub Abdul Hassan Shaikh, a father of 3, was murdered by his co-workers, a day after the Dadri lynching, on 29th September, 2015 ought to have made [...]

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Meet the psychedelic honey hunters of Nepal. A DOCUMENTARY

Oct 27, 2015 No Comments

Hallucinogen Honey Hunters – Hunting mad honey – documentary Hallucinogen Honey Hunters – Hunting mad honey – do… View on www.youtube.com

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SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH, Nobel for Literature 2015, on her books

Oct 27, 2015 No Comments

I’ve been searching for a genre that would be most adequate to my vision of the world to convey how my ear hears and my eyes see life.I tried this and that and finally I chose a genre where human voices speak for themselves. Real people speak in my books about the main events of [...]

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The inside story on why Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi fell out, by SANKARSHAN THAKUR

Oct 20, 2015 No Comments

This is an excerpt from my book, The Brothers Bihari. Narendra Modi was up to something, and Nitish did not like the thought of it. But it still did not bother him as long as he did not have to deal with his Gujarat counterpart. That changed on 10 May 2009. The NDA, pushing for [...]

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A US-based risk management and consulting company calls RSS shadowy and more

Oct 19, 2015 No Comments

A US-based risk management and consulting company has put the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in its category of ‘Threat Group’ and called it “a shadowy, discriminatory group that seeks to establish a Hindu Rashtra, a Hindu Nation.” http://www.terrorism.com/ provides intelligence, research, analysis, watch and warning on international terrorism and domestic terrorism related issues; and is [...]

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The white man is Australian sprinter PETER NORMAN who paid heavily for supporting Black Power, says RICCARDO GASSANIGA

Oct 19, 2015 No Comments

Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time. I always saw the photo as a powerful image of two barefoot [...]

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PERI MAHESHWARI is the man who brought IIPM down and saved many students

Oct 19, 2015 No Comments

He fought against the fraudulent nature of degree conferred by IIPM leading to closing down of the IIPM. In December 2013, the Delhi High Court barred IIPM from publishing any TV, print or online advertisements without first obtaining the court’s approval, given that past IIPM advertisements had potentially misled the public.  In September 2014 Delhi High Court [...]

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MY DEAR KUMBHKARANS WITH PENS

Oct 14, 2015 No Comments

Now that the fascists have come for you… By SHAMS KABIR 1984 riots killed thousands of Sikhs. Operation Blue Star killed hundreds. 1985 Gujarat riots killed hundreds and displaced tens of thousands 1986 Nayantara Sahgal receives her award. Operation Black Thunder kills again. The Gujarat riots continue till February. 2014 Killing of minorities continues unabated. [...]

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