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Tea workers, train-themed booths and first-time voters: Polling day anecdotes from Assam

APRIL 21, 2021 A photo essay by NWMI editors with inputs from Durba Ghosh Women comprised 49.35 per cent of the electorate in the three-phased Assam assembly polls 2021. Only 74 women candidates contested, a mere 7.82 per cent of the total… Continue Reading →

Was Kumbh advanced by a year to please astrologers, setting aside pandemic danger?

By Rajiv Shah1 Well-known policy analyst Mohan Guruswamy has posted on his Facebook timeline a very interesting writeup by Shuddhabrata Sengupta, pointing towards how the Government of India “advanced” the Kumbh Mela by a year because of strange “astrological calculations”, setting aside… Continue Reading →

Solving vaccine crisis: Will Government of India lift price cap on private distributors?

Rit Nanda*  The second wave of Covid-19 that is battering India at the moment has focussed on two main threads: the responsibility of the government and authorities, and the responsibility of the common person. With respect to the people, undoubtedly,… Continue Reading →

Women Demanding Repeal Of Farm Acts: A Marxist-Feminist Viewpoint

The continuing farmers’ protests on the borders of the national capital demanding the repeal of the three Farm Acts have been hailed as the most valiant resistance. However, it is the large participation of women that seems to be most… Continue Reading →

Mosques offer free oxygen cylinders in Mumbai Metropolitan Region

Mohammed Wajihuddin | TNN | Updated: Apr 20, 2021, MUMBAI: Several mosques in the city and the suburbs have begun to provide oxygen cylinders to Covid-19 patients and, in turn, take some pressure off the hospitals. The free oxygen comes with kits that can be fitted at home… Continue Reading →

Gyanvapi Mosque: Yet Another Headlong March into an Unknowable Past

There’s a push to rake up new disputes over worship sites. The propaganda machine is now after Aurangzeb. Ram Puniyani  Some recent developments are both alarming and significant for Indian citizens. First, a District Court in Varanasi has directed the… Continue Reading →

How India landed in Covid vaccine mess

The Centre had last November announced a Rs 900-crore project but none of this money went to either Covishield or Covaxin The experts, who have tracked global vaccine efforts, said the Indian government’s lack of investments contrasted with the actions… Continue Reading →

VHP’s religious education in Aussie schools ‘alien’ to Hindu values- Militant, extremist?

Australian arm of the Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR), a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization founded in 2019, which claims to advocate for pluralism as “rooted” in the values of Hindu faith, has taken strong objection to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad… Continue Reading →

Mulshi: India’s first anti-dam satyagraha and Gandhiji’s insistence on non-violence

By Nandini K Oza*  The Mulshi satyagraha (struggle) against a dam being built by the Tata company on the river Mula in Maharashtra is one of the first anti-dam struggles of India, fought nearly a hundred years ago. However, not… Continue Reading →

Maharashtra Mini-Lockdown As A Standalone Measure Is Not Sufficient !

19/4/2021 By- Jan Aarogya Abhiyan Need for broad based public health measures and people’s involvement WHY THE HUGE SECOND COVID19 WAVE? The partial lockdown declared in Maharashtra from 14th April is a very unfortunate development. Some people have argued that… Continue Reading →

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