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#India – What sets the 2014 elections apart

Report of the Seminar What sets the 2014 elections apart 14th June, 2014, Mumbai Introduction/ Background: Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) organized a seminar to analyze the outcome of the general elections for the 16thLok Sabha and to… Continue Reading →

#India -No Freedom to Despise #FOE #Censorship

Vol – XLIX No. 24, June 14, 2014 Editorials Signs of serious curbs on freedom of expression are already evident. Two years ago, when Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) took the first step towards acquiring a stake in a large media… Continue Reading →

#India – The best democracy that money can buy

  Should we worry that Modi may be spending as much on advertising as Obama spent on his entire 2012 campaign?   Economic Times April 30, 2014 What money can buy Siddharth Varadarajan The 2014 election is a reminder of the… Continue Reading →

India Elections – Secular Anthem- We Pledge not to Vote Modi #AbKiBaarModiKiHaar

  सौगंध हमें इस मिटटी कि, हम देश नहीं मिटनें देंगे हम देश नहीं बिकने देंगे, हम देश नहीं झुकने देंगे । सौगंध हमें इस मिटटी कि, मोदी को वोट नहीं देंगे ये धरती हम से पूछ रही, कितना लहू… Continue Reading →

State or Estate of Corporates: Democracy or Corporatocracy?

     (Excerpted from Dr. Javed Jamil’s “The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism” published in 1999.) In the on-going control of the affairs by the forces of economics in the history of their rise in the world, the widening gulf between… Continue Reading →

How rising inequality threatens our democracy

Thursday, February 6, 2014 – 06:38 IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Praful Bidwai A vitally important issue that has altogether fallen off India’s economic-political discourse is growing economic inequality. In part, this is because of the continuing hangover… Continue Reading →

#India – No Time to Turn In #mustread

Badri Raina Are you into a wobbly dotage like me? Do your eyes slip off the page however you try to hold fast to a word? Does your spine not bear up beyond a brief, bold foray? Does your thought… Continue Reading →

Is Nuclear Power Compatible With Democracy? #mustread

Sajjad Hussain/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Activists protested against the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra Posted: 10/02/2013 7:21 pm, Huffingtonpost When India‘s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in the U.S. last week, he reportedlycarried a generous gift: an unlimited number of… Continue Reading →

Press Release — PIPFPD completes 20 years #mustshare

PAKISTAN-INDIA PEOPLES’ FORUM FOR PEACE & DEMOCRACY C-38 (basement), Lajpat Nagar – 1, NEW DELHI PRESS RELEASE October 2, 2013: Completing 20 years of successful people-to-people intellectual and cultural exchanges between India, Pakistan and the disputed region of Jammu & Kashmir,… Continue Reading →

Swazi Chiefs Shut Women Out of Parliament #Vaw #Womenrights #WTFnews

  By Mantoe PhakathiReprint | Women in Swaziland’s Ekwendzeni Chiefdom register to vote for the primary election. Analysts say that chauvinistic practices are being used to prevent women from participating in the Aug. 24 elections. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS MBABANE, Aug 21 2013… Continue Reading →

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