By Kaumudi Kashikar-Gurjar and Jyoti Punwani Govind Pansare, an elder in Maharashtra's communist movement, ploughed a lonely furrow, doggedly campaigning against the state's imposition of tolls to recover infrastructural costs. According to his ... Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago
I strayed from the world of social activism to journalism in late 1981 when the colourful Russy Karanjia offered me a job in his recently launched tabloid morninger, The Daily . Four years later, Vinod Mehta invited me to join The Sunday Observer .Outlook India, 2 weeks ago
Sumit Galhotra/CPJ Asia Program Research Associate Mumbai may be 7,000km from Paris but the debate on freedom of expression sparked by coverage of the January 7 attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is close to home for large parts of ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
Salaam, To everyone, salaam To the hand that holds And brandishes the rod, salaam, With my left hand on my rear For fear of the boot, A right-handed salaam, To the one who watches me closely, salaam, To the one who ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
"I've seen the craze for English education even among the poorest. But that is only for their sons. Parents feel thrilled when they see their sons going to school wearing a tie. They don't mind paying for their sons' private tuitions too."But daughters are sent to municipal schools, madarsas, small schools where teachers with no teaching skills are paid Rs 2,000 or Rs 4,000. That's why more girls come to my class."Syed Feroze Ashraf, who has sent 500-odd girls (and a few boys) -- all first ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Surat Rural Police have created a storm of controversy, after a simulated anti-terrorism drill saw the force getting theirdecoy terrorists to wear skullcaps, indicating a bias against a particular community. According to an Ibnlive report, two ...Firstpost.com, 2 months ago
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