By Jyoti Punwani The RSS has achieved one thing with its insistence on everyone chanting 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' . Hindus may not have done so, but many young Muslims have added Bharat Mata to the list of Hindu deities. This came through in a ... Firstpost.com, 2 months ago
'Which movie has been about love between castes?''In Ek Duje Ke Liye, the divide was between a non-vegetarian north Indian family and a vegetarian south Indian one; in Amitabh Bachchan's films, he's poor and the heroine's rich.''But which caste do the hero and heroine belong to? No director has dared talk about that.' Jyoti Punwani examines the relevance of Sairat, the hit Marathi film everyone is talking about, in today's times. IMAGE: Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar play the much in love ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
It's taken more than a decade for justice to prevail. The relief must be even sweeter because till last week, it seemed like it would never come. The NIA's sudden opposition to the discharge of the 2006 Malegaon blasts accused marked a 180-degree ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago
'How can we be silent when we see millions of Adivasis being displaced? Do we have a choice whether to speak or not?' 'My treatment this time was worse. Last time at least they didn't deny me medicines; those bought from outside were given to me. This time, even medicines bought at my expense were not given to me.' 'The most surprising part was that they refused even to take me to the jail hospital. Yet, when I moved the Supreme Court for bail, they filed an affidavit saying that they were ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Parijata Bhardwaj during her stint in Chhattisgarh. 'In the districts of Jagdalpur and Dantewada, the only time the accused walked out of jail was when they were acquitted. There is no concept of bail.' 'The women were very clear -- they had to fight. Remaining silent any longer was not an option.' Jyoti Punwani speaks to Parijata Bhardwaj. From the comfortable environs of Symbiosis, Pune, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, to the depressing courtrooms of Jagdalpur and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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