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Month February 2023

India’s digital divide: From bad to worse?

February 16, 2023 Oxfam’s India Inequality report 2022 reveals the extent of the digital divide in the country and how it impacts access to education, healthcare, and financial service for marginalised communities. The India Inequality Report 2022: Digital Divide by Oxfam sheds some light… Continue Reading →

Kobad Ghandy – ‘I got support in all jail authorities except Tihar’

By NEETA KOLHATKAR February 15, 2023 ‘The IB and authorities knew I had given away all my property and had nothing in my name.’‘Even among police officers, they all respected me for this sacrifice which is rare these days.’‘They respected… Continue Reading →

India tried to rebrand Valentine’s Day as ‘Cow Hug Day.’ Here’s how it backfired

By Rhea Mogul, CNN ] Hindus worship a calf during the Gopashtami festival dedicated to Hindu deity Krishna and cows in Amritsar on November 1, 2022. Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images CNN  —  For centuries, cows have been considered sacred by India’s… Continue Reading →

Scapegoats and Holy Cows

Crime and Justice Delivery System in the era of Sectarian Nationalism Ram Puniyani In the case of Jamia violence of 2019, 11 students were arrested. One of them was Sharjeel Imam, who was student of JNU. The others included likes… Continue Reading →

Indian Americans call on San Diego school to cancel Islamophobic presentation by Hindu far-right supporters

Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2023) – The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) today wrote a letter to the administration of Francis Parker School in San Diego, CA, raising concerns over a scheduled Islamophobic presentation by the supporters of Hindu supremacism on… Continue Reading →

Brazil expelling illegal miners from indigenous lands

, A major operation to drive out illegal miners from indigenous land is under way in Brazil. Government officials burned a plane and seized boats, weapons and petrol used by the miners in a remote region of the Amazon rainforest,… Continue Reading →

Victimization and Distress in Indigenous Maya Women: A Qualitative Investigation of Gender-Based Violence and Mental Health Outcomes in Rural Guatemala

Magda C. Rogg & Carla Pezzia  Journal of Family Violence (2023)Cite this article Abstract Purpose There is currently scant research exploring Indigenous Guatemalan women’s experiences of gender-based violence and mental health outcomes, but existing research suggests further exploration in this… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra Scribe Mowed Down by Car; Journalists’ Union Calls It Brazen Murder

Shashikant Warishe used to work for a local Marathi newspaper Mahanagari Times. i Brihanmumbai Union of Journalists (BUJ) released a statement on Tuesday, 7 February, condemning the death of a journalist in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra in a road accident. The BUJ,… Continue Reading →

Indian PhD Students Say Long Australian Visa Delays Have Put Their Lives On Hold

By Neena Bhandari Indian doctoral students are stuck due to Australian visa delays. Credit: Unsplash Sydney, Jan 12 2023 (IPS) – When Megha Jacob, who had been applying for a doctoral degree at various overseas universities, received an offer from… Continue Reading →

How Covid-19 Proved an Opportunity for Youth in Small-Town India

By Rina Mukherji Young people from small towns are now able to work close to home thanks to co-working spaces that opened up during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Rina Mukherji/IPS PUNE, INDIA, Feb 8 2023 (IPS) – While a 2017… Continue Reading →

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