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Farm Bills 2020

How Farmers' Protest Also Gave Birth To An Alternative Media In Punjab

How Farmers' Protest Also Gave Birth To An Alternative Media In Punjab

Regional media have emerged as a bulwark against a centralising and hyper-nationalist polity and mediascape

25 March 2022
Lakhimpur Kheri: Grief And Anger In Ground Zero Of Farmers Protest

Lakhimpur Kheri: Grief And Anger In Ground Zero Of Farmers Protest

In the Terai’s biggest district, different farming communities may have different reasons for their anger at the ruling BJP, but these appear to be...

25 March 2022

'Farm Protest Biggest Mass Mobilisation Since Jay Prakash Narayan's Movement'

Kobad Ghandy, one of India’s top Maoist ideologues, speaks about the victory of the anti-­farm laws movement, the lessons that India’s left movement can...

Of Protests, Heart Attack And Success: 74-Year-Old Farmer Recalls Her Journey From Amritsar To Singhu

Of Protests, Heart Attack And Success: 74-Year-Old Farmer Recalls Her Journey From Amritsar To Singhu

A 74-year-old woman from Amritsar narrates how she braved social prejudice, bitter cold and a heart attack to stay put at Singhu border with other protestors.

26 November 2021

Farm Law Repeal: PM Modi Has Emerged Stronger

The repeal of the farm laws that would have revolutionised agriculture is an unparalled act of federalism by PM Narendra Modi who enjoys an unassailable...

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30 November 2021
Wonder Women Leading Indians’ Battle

Wonder Women Leading Indians’ Battle

From Shaheen Bagh to Singhu, they have reclaimed their space to lead the battle.


30 November 2021
Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.


18 December 2021
Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


02 December 2021
How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics

How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics

The JP movement of the '70s birthed the careers and dynasties of several politicians. Whether the promises it made actually trickled down is another story.


24 December 2021
Jai Kisan: Success Of Farmers' Protest Proves The Strength Of Their Convictions

Jai Kisan: Success Of Farmers' Protest Proves The Strength Of Their Convictions

Farmers’ movement reaffirms that peasants are makers of their own rebellion.


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26 November 2021
One Year On: How Farmers Kept Their Spirits High, Fought Propaganda Online & Offline

One Year On: How Farmers Kept Their Spirits High, Fought Propaganda Online & Offline

Performances of Punjabi actors, singers and stand-up comics, rise of women farm leaders and a social media blitz define the past one year of farmer protests.


26 November 2021
Reporter’s Diary: How I Was Attacked While Covering Farmers' Protest

Reporter’s Diary: How I Was Attacked While Covering Farmers' Protest

Police brutality on protesters and journalists during the farmers’ agitation reveal a deep malaise—of a rampant lack of accountability in the system.


15 October 2021
Lakhimpur Kheri: Heartbreak And Tears As Families Try To Cope With Personal Grief

Lakhimpur Kheri: Heartbreak And Tears As Families Try To Cope With Personal Grief

Kin of killed farmers, BJP members have the same demand—justice for the dead.


19 November 2021
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.


18 October 2021
This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


08 October 2021
Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Yogi Adityanath Government Fighting Fire In Uttar Pradesh

Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Yogi Adityanath Government Fighting Fire In Uttar Pradesh

For the moment, the Lakhimpur Kheri crisis appears to have been defused. However, this may not mean much relief for the Yogi Adityanath government in the state.


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02 October 2021
The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


27 September 2021
Bharat Bandh Observed By Farmers Amid Tightened Security In Dehi

Bharat Bandh Observed By Farmers Amid Tightened Security In Dehi

Protesting farmers blocked several highways, leading to traffic advisories by police in Delhi and states like Haryana and Punjab.


09 September 2021
Farmers’ Protest: Haryana Extends Mobile Internet Ban In Karnal Till Thursday Midnight

Farmers’ Protest: Haryana Extends Mobile Internet Ban In Karnal Till Thursday Midnight

All telecom service providers of Haryana are, hereby, directed to ensure compliance of the order


11 September 2021
Shiva And Allah Share A Sugarcane In Muzaffarnagar

Shiva And Allah Share A Sugarcane In Muzaffarnagar

Why did Rakesh Tikait revive his father’s secular slogan? Because reversing the effects of the 2013 riots on western UP’s politics is key to forging a...


05 September 2021
Thousands Of Farmers Attend Kisan Mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar

Thousands Of Farmers Attend Kisan Mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar

The farmers are protesting against the Centre's new farm bills


03 September 2021
Angry Farmers Sow The Whirlwind In Stormy Uttar Pradesh

Angry Farmers Sow The Whirlwind In Stormy Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 5, is the new dateline of protest. A mahapanchayat, with participants from across states, will be the start of a campaign that’s going...


11 August 2021
'Farm Laws Triggered Widespread Resentment Among Farmers': Amarinder Singh Meets PM Modi

'Farm Laws Triggered Widespread Resentment Among Farmers': Amarinder Singh Meets PM Modi

Farmers have been protesting at Delhi borders since November 26 last year against the agriculture legislations and have demanded their immediate withdrawal.


06 August 2021
Mixed Shots

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there


30 July 2021
‘Immediately Withdraw Electricity Amendment Bill’: Samyukt Kisan Morcha

‘Immediately Withdraw Electricity Amendment Bill’: Samyukt Kisan Morcha

The 'Kisan Sansad' is part of the latest strategy of the farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's three contentious farm laws at multiple Delhi...


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