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Madhu Purnima Kishwar

The ‘New And Improved’ Love Jihad Formula

Oct 28, 2014 Nivedita Menon

Caught on the back foot by the humiliating backfiring of their fantastical Meerut scenario, it is now the turn of unethical media and ‘social science’ votaries to pitch in

Absurd Arguments

Oct 08, 2012 Madhu Purnima Kishwar

While some question my motives in seeking information on Rahul Gandhi's foreign trips, others say that parting with such information will jeopardize his security. Really?

What's There To Hide?

The venom and aggression with which Congress leaders are responding to a simple question first regarding Mrs Sonia Gandhi and now regarding Mr Robert Vadra proves yet again, if any proof were required, that Congressmen and women are convinced there i

Uncivil Measures

Aug 17, 2011 Madhu Purnima Kishwar

Congress party's patently undemocratic and illegal arrest of Anna Hazare alienates and angers even those who had some reservations regarding the over-arching legislation proposed by Team Anna

Divide And Rule

The communal games of the 'secular' Congress to divide and derail the anti- corruption movement are likely to boomerang on the party in the long run

23 April, 2011

Secular Fatwas

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

The disdain with which Anna Hazare was treated for his praise of Modi’s rural development work in Gujarat shows that many of the “civil society" lack even elementary norms of civility even towards their own leaders.

10 December, 2010

Honestly Speaking

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

I fail to understand why almost every commentator, every TV anchor, every editorial writer feels compelled to pay ritual obeisance to the “personal honesty and integrity” of Dr Manmohan Singh

24 September, 2010

The Azadi Kashmiris Want

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

Understanding why only certain leaders are respected in the Valley — and why Rahul Gandhi's open and unconditional support to Omar Abdullah will prove counterproductive — holds the key to Kashmir

27 August, 2010

Show That We Care

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

It is time that we, as citizens of India, show that we stand by the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their hour of grief; that they are an inseparable part of the unique tapestry of diversity and plurality that is India

12 August, 2010

Walk The Talk

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

It is incomprehensible why the PM had to revive the issue of autonomy instead of letting new solutions emerge out of the dialogue process, when most Kashmiris have outgrown the autonomy demand.

10 August, 2010

First, Look Within

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

If the CRPF and the army are the main face of Indian democracy in Kashmir, we should not be surprised at repeated outbursts of anti-India sentiments

10 March, 2010

Plus ça Change...

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

This open letter to Sharad Yadav was published on June 16, 1997. It remains as relevant today in pointing out how the Yadavs' opposition in the name of caste is a mere bogey. There are far more serious issues at stake.

10 March, 2010

Demeaning Women’s Empowerment

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

The Women’s Reservation Bill, in its present form, has serious, indeed fatal, flaws. If enacted, this measure will send our already tottering political system into a devastating tailspin.

06 January, 2010

Every Breath We Take

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

Why is the government aggressively attacking and destroying inexpensive eco-friendly technologies and promoting pollution-friendly ones? Are we obliged to repeat all the mistakes that the West committed in its pursuit of economic growth?

16 December, 2009

Legalise Prostitution?

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

A bench of the Supreme Court recently said: “When you say it is the world’s oldest profession and when you are not able to curb it by laws, why don’t you legalise it?” Really?

17 November, 2009

An Open Letter To Yasin Malik

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

A true commitment to non-violence should not be conditional and fragile. Gandhi did not say: "Give India independence or else I will unleash terrorist brigades on you." That was Jinnah’s method, not Gandhi’s.

09 January, 2009

Why The Police Fails To Combat Terrorism

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

Terrorists strike once in a while and at random whereas the police terrorise and extract bribe every day from the very people who could act as their "eyes and ears" -- street vendors, rickshaw pullers, rag pickers and other urban poor...

15 February, 2008

Threatened, Beaten, Punched, Kicked...But Battling On

Madhu Purnima Kishwar

The founder-editor of Manushi details how and why taking up the battle on behalf of street-vendors has resulted in a series of violent attacks by mafia elements on her and several of her organisation's volunteers and staff, disrupting the publ

Photo Gallery

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Photo by AP/PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

PTI Photo

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York.

Eduardo Munoz /Pool Photo via AP

Paramilitary jawans conduct a route march for Bhabanipur Assembly by-election, in Kolkata.

PTI Photo

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meet Governor of Punjab Banwarilal Purohit ahead of the oath taking ceremony for the Punjab Cabinet expansion, in Chandigarh

PTI Photo

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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?


A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.

Chinki Sinha
A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World


Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls


Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu