A 'lynch mob, and intolerant pseudo-secularists, in the name of freedom of expression, are crying from rooftops and demanding freedom of defamation....The withdrawal of this book is an outcome of a valid, legal battle'
Does the movement provide us a great opportunity for national regeneration? Could it grow by involving intellectuals of all shades? Could it have a lasting impact? Or will a marked megalomaniac tendency, stoked by television, mar it for ever?
In a path-breaking judgement, the Supreme Court holds as unconstitutional the deployment of tribal youths as Special Police Officers - 'Koya Commandos', Salwa Judum - in the counter-insurgency operations against Maoist groups, and orders their immedi
An Independent Citizens Initiative visits different parts of Dantewara District in Chhattisgarh and appeals to the CPI (Maoist) to respond to their "call for a national dialogue, announce a cease-fire and agree to be party to any approach that benefi
An Independent Citizens Initiative visits different parts of Dantewara District in Chhattisgarh and appeals to the government to "announce an unconditional cease-fire and call the Maoists for a National Dialogue on all issues that concern the well-be
'...and any attempt to create a controversy on this issue would not succeed' argues the former DG of the ASI. While noted historian Ram Guha thinks that it is a media creation and that the media should avoid sensationalising every issue
Liberals dominated the intellectual landscape in the 50s and 60s, but more recently they have become an endangered species -- squeezed out by the identity politics of the left, which holds that caste is and should be the fundamental axis of Indian so