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Asif Basra – (1967-2020) Jottings about a Friend

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I would like to paint the way a bird sings.— Claude Monet # A flashback On a fund-raising spree I contacted Asif Basra on WhatsApp In my bulldozer style, I asked “Oyeee how are you …. Please can you do… Continue Reading →

Corona Lockdown – I will not light candle

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Shrimaan , ShaktimaanAadarniya PradhanI beg pardonMujhe maaf karnaI will not light candleI will keep the lights onAs a symbolAs a beaconFor my country menWho walked the roadsDesperate to reachTheir homesTheir familiesFar far awayDriven by fearOf disease , hungerUnemploymentTheir daily livingSnatched… Continue Reading →

Why should we oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act?

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This is an amendment to the Citizenship Act of 1955 that seeks to offer Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians hailing from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, provided that the person should have entered India on or… Continue Reading →

Suicide- Myths and Facts you should know #mustshare

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A step towards life Suicide is a word loaded with the sentiments of dismay, despair and the fear of death. This often stops us from having a discussion about suicide. However, if we freely talk about it, we can surely… Continue Reading →

India – Who are the Five arrested for Bhima Koregaon Violence and alleged #PlotToKillPM ?

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For all five, who are facing charges under stringent sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, interactions with the police and the state are not new. Policemen accompany the Dalits protestors in Bhima Koregaon, Pune, on January 3, 2018. Credit:… Continue Reading →

Women Empowerment Through the Eyes of 13 year-old artist

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13 year-old budding artist with Immense Talent and understanding paints on women empowerment  By – Svetlana Chatterjee from Dubai I had drawn this painting when i came to know about an art competition , and the theme was of my… Continue Reading →

Octogenarian Dr Jonathan Fine who dared to go where even Indians did not dare #RIP

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   by- Kamayani Bali Mahabal As I opened my inbox today….. Tributes to Dr Jonathan  Fine in PHR newsletter, made me just Jump and Scream. And there was a flashback of almost  7 years . Let them call me rebel… Continue Reading →

Shameless Vedanta – Faking Happiness – #CSR more LIES #IndependenceDayIndia

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  As I  began my day witha cuppa coffee and opened the Economic Times  today, the smiling FACES  glared at me, thinking it to be cover page story of India at 70, as  I rolled my eyes down  to the… Continue Reading →

114 Armed Forces veterans write to PM Modi against #MobLynching and supporting #NotInMyName Protest

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Armed Forces veterans write open letter to PM Modi: Condemn targeting of Muslims, Dalits In the letter the Armed Forces veterans said they stand with the ‘Not in My Name’ campaign and that the Armed Forces stand for “Unity in Diversity“…. Continue Reading →

Doctor, Doctor: Healthcare For The Homeless

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By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal He used to dress like a homeless person. On purpose. Two or three nights a week, he’d rub dirt in his hair and clothes before walking the dark streets of Pittsburgh searching for the very people he… Continue Reading →

India: Where Women Call The Shots

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  By Kamayani Bali-Mahabal   Mumbai –Imagine a wedding, when the groom follows the bride to her home to start a new life together. Imagine a room filled with laughter and joy when a baby girl is born. Imagine a… Continue Reading →

The camera is on Muslim women

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Dehleez toh paar kar li hai, ab zamane se takrana hai. Peeche mud ke ab kya dekhoon, mujhe aage badhte jana hai. I have crossed the patriarchal boundary, now I have to fight the world Why should i look back… Continue Reading →

#RIP Activist, Feminist and Friend Trupti Shah- Her life in her own words

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Trupti Shah, Friend ,feminist, environmentalist, human rights activist is no more with us. She left us at 9.15 p.m. May 26, 2016. She battled lung cancer that was detected in October 2014. We could not honor her last wishes to… Continue Reading →

South Africa: The Importance Of “Telling Our Own Stories” #Vaw

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Cape Town (Women’s Feature Service) – As the curtains go up and the bright lights dramatically illuminate the room, all the audience can see is a bare stage with three chairs. A stark setting indeed and, yet, it’s the perfect… Continue Reading →

Time to BOYCOTT change.org , EXPOSED once again #socialmedia

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I have exposed change .org two years back and every now and then the true colours are shown in their contradictory campaigns. Below is information why, after hosting more then 250 petitions i  have boycotted change.org https://kractivist.org/why-activists-should-boycott-change-org-petitions/ HERE EXPOSED ONCE… Continue Reading →

Translation of Vasant Dattatreya Gurjar’s poem Gandhi Mala Bhetla (Gandhi Met Me)

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The Marathi poem, Gandhi Mala Bhetala (Gandhi met me), is a satirical critique of those who falsely claim to follow the path of Mahatma Gandhi   The poem was first published in 1983. The poet was a class-III employee of the Bombay… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading – ‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’- Maria Da Penha #Vaw

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‘In Joy Or In Pain, Women Must Talk’ Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA( BRAZIL)- Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes was fast asleep when her husband, Antonio Heredia Vivero, a teacher, shot at her. Though she was rushed to the hospital, the attack… Continue Reading →

#Sundayreading -Favela Girls Pirouette Out of Poverty in Brazil

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by Kamayani Bali-Mahabal FORTALEZA, Brazil — Bom Jardim, home to some 200,000 people, is one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in this city. Located at the southwestern tip of the metropolis, with long streets laid in a grid, the… Continue Reading →

Mumbra’s Muslim Girls Kick Out Stereotypes #Womenrights

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Kamayani Bali Mahabal    They started off as a secret sports club. What brought them together was their shared love for football, a game they couldn’t dream of playing owing to their conservative family backgrounds. After all, how could young… Continue Reading →

#India- Militant Durga Vahini Camp In India Is Training Young Women To Hate Themselves And Accept Their Weakness #WTFnews

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“Can you really hide your natural weakness or character as a woman?”posted on May 26, 2014, at 1:39 a.m. Tasneem NashrullaBuzzFeed Staff    The Durga Vahini is the women’s wing of a Hindu nationalist organization in India — the Vishwa… Continue Reading →

My 88 year old Grand Mother, Pramod Dutta wins awards for her contribution to Hindi Literature

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   I am a proud grand daughter  today , the best new year gift was the call from  My 88 year-old Nani, Pramod Dutta telling me she  got  two awards, one was for short stories by Haryana Sahitya Academi and… Continue Reading →

#India – Faking Happiness is forced to Present the ‘ VEDANTA ANTHEM” #HipHop #mustshare

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Kamayani for FAKING HAPPINESS CAMPAIGN     An Indo-German collaboration with production by the talented DJ BC from Germany and the lyrics and vocals by A-List from India. A List is a raptivist and a member of Faking Happiness campaign. This track… Continue Reading →

#RIP – Tribute to Hassam , Friend and Human Rights Activist from Pakistan

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Life partner of my first friend  from  Pakistan is no more As I opened the Facebook page of Aisha  Gazdar to share Neela  Bhagwat’ s  classical rendition of Faiz poem, “Bol” As her page slowly opened, I wondered why She… Continue Reading →

# India- Why Independence Day is a #BlackDay15august

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   The UPA government considers Indian life worthless and dispensable by freeing Russia from liability commitment for Koodankulam reactors 1 & 2. The UPA government signs secret agreements with foreign governments and does not disclose the content to its own… Continue Reading →

#India – After 67 years of #Independence- ‘ YEH KAISI AZADI HAI”

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGvMwgNkueQ&feature=youtu.be&a] At the stroke of midnight when the world sleeps, India awakes, Yes! India has woken up to freedom, but for whom? After 67  years of Independence, The poor have no kapda, roti, makaan so let them have cell phones. The… Continue Reading →

The Gaali Project: An attempt to find better words to ‘swear’ by

While cursing can be cathartic, a lot of the words we use to express frustration have casteist, misogynistic and communal biases.NEHA AND TAMANNAFEATURES LANGUAGE  WEDNESDAY, These days, when her laptop hangs or the internet doesn’t work, Tamanna Mishra uses a new word…. Continue Reading →

PUCL Demands Repeal of Anti Farmer Legislations

RESPECT THE DEMOCRATIC RIGHT  OF  PROTEST The People’s Union for Civil Liberties is committed to the defence and promotion of civil liberties in India, irrespective of differences regarding the political and economic institutions that maybe suitable for the country. The… Continue Reading →

International Day Of Persons With Disabilities: Why The Indian Constitution Still Fails At Inclusivity

By Shampa Sengupta -December 3, 2020122  On 27th August 2010, a private member’s Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha titled “The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2010 (to amend articles 15 and 16).” It was moved by Smt Brinda Karat. There was not much… Continue Reading →

Poem – “Every case is different” says Milord

byRaju Z Mora Why should there be consistency In how the majestic courts decide? It depends on so many factors Including who appears on which side “Every case is different” says Milord Why should decisions be the same? Provide us… Continue Reading →

Our love will defeat your hatred: Bangalore protest against BJP’s ‘Love Jihad’ Bogey

“Love is the essence of the Constitution. These people have not understood the constitution. Until you learn we will keep protesting. “ By :Gauri Lankesh News Desk |December 2, 2020  A protest against the ‘Love Jihad’ happened in Bangalore yesterday… Continue Reading →

Social movements, civil society and eminent citizens express solidarity with farmers movements

IN DEFENCE OF DEMOCRACY AND THE FARMERS’ MOVEMENT 2 December 2020 The widespread farmers agitations against the pro-business and anti-farmer legislations passed undemocratically by the Indian Parliament in September 2020, has been met with a predictable insensitive and muted response… Continue Reading →

Farmers’ Daughter” Bilkis Bano, Shaheen Bagh’s Dadi, Stopped From Joining Protest

The octogenarian emerged as the face of anti-CAA protests last year Bilkis Bano, fondly known as Bilkis Dadi of Shaheen Bagh, was stopped by the Delhi police on Tuesday at the Singhu border where she wanted to join thousands of… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra Farmers Organisations Call for Mass Struggle on December 3

*Decision of AIKSCC State Meeting* The AIKSCC Maharashtra state chapter has decided to intensify the ongoing countrywide struggle against the Farm Acts and Electricity Bill of the Central Government throughout Maharashtra on December 3.  The BJP Central Government and Haryana… Continue Reading →

Braving odds, 18 year old authors his first book in Kupwara district’s far off village

Monday, November 30, 2020 By Basharat Rashid*For last few years, the young writers in Kashmir valley have been showing exhilarating passion in publishing their books on different aspects in nook and corner here. Most of the writers have been writing… Continue Reading →

Farmer Protests Gain International Support, Trudeau Calls Situation “Concerning”

Canada and UK tweets  Farmers protesting in India against the new farm laws have garnered international support, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau becoming the first country head to speak out on the issue. While addressing an online event on… Continue Reading →

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