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'I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination... It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die'
Nelson Mandela's Address to a rally in Cape Town on his release from prison, 11 February 1990
Twenty years back, Nelson Mandela gave his Nobel Lecture on 10 December 1993, in the Oslo City Hall, Norway.
Statement at his Inauguration as President, 10 May 1994, Pretoria
'...there is a lynch mob that is howling in a maximalist way. I think what we miss is a real addressing of the problem... Is this media hysteria going to address the problem?'
'...The said intern was not an intern on the roll of the Supreme Court and ...the concerned Judge had already demitted office on account of superannuation on the date of the incident'
'The move to introduce the Bill is based on political considerations dictated by votebank politics rather than genuine concern for preventing communal violence,' the Gujarat CM writes to the PM
A summary of the prominent exit polls indicates BJP retaining MP and Chhatisgarh, winning RS and leading a hung house in Delhi Assembly, with AAP as the spoiler
'It's an instrument of oppression and discrimination against Indian citizens,' says the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, following his party's PM candidate's recent remarks. The CM of J&K joins in, on Twitter
Time and again, our films underline the supremacy of man. Modernity is reduced to a matter of packaging. A modern woman is defined by her westernized attire. She looks modern but when it comes to making informed choices, she chooses the conventional.
Manil Suri's The City of Devi wins him the 21st Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award
Or how Tarun Tejpal's spin doctors are trying to present him as victim rather than perpetrator
'That police custody and the case not become a tool in the hands of BJP administered Goa police to settle scores with Tejpal'
'Even though the draft ‘Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations ) Bill’ has not been made public as yet, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has done well to initiate a Public debate on this issue'
If anyone is to be blamed for the fact that such atrocities continue to happen against women, it's me and my kind.
With the Awami League government hitting the Islamist formations decisively during its tenure, the Islamists and their BNP backers are determined to make one last attempt to derail the polls.
Full text of the Tamil Nadu CM's letter to the PM asking him not to move the revised Prevention of Communal Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2013 in the ensuing
winter session of Parliament
The court order by Anuja Prabhudessai, Sessions Judge, Panaji, turning down the anticipatory bail application No. 573/2013