By: Jyoti Punwani MUMBAI A WhatsApp message in Hindi doing the rounds of a group called `Meem to Meem' (Meem means Muslim) cautions Muslim girls about recharging their mobiles. They should either get the recharge done at Muslim-owned shops or buy ... Pune Mirror, 2 months ago
'Muslims and Dalits must erase the way they remember their past, or carry out their performances in private,' says Jyoti Punwani, as Maharashtra's Censor Board denies permission to a play Jai Bhim, Jai Bharat. The past is never dead. It is not even past.-William Faulkner No one knows this more than the RSS and its affiliates. The BJP revived itself from annihilation after 1984 by invoking a past everyone but they had forgotten about. The Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was an unknown monument; Ayodhya ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'People are beaten at the slightest provocation, paraded completely naked and then tortured. Did you know the number of prison deaths is the highest in Maharashtra? The one year I was in jail, 98 prisoners died.' Professor G N Saibaba, who is 90 per cent handicapped, speaks of his ordeal in a Nagpur jail after being arrested for protesting against the Centre's anti-Naxal and anti-Adivasi campaign. When Professor G N Saibaba, who teaches English at Delhi University's Ram Lal Anand College, was ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'When you read that for the first time, areas in Gujarat dominated by Patidars/Patels have been declared 'sensitive' for the civic polls that were held this week, you sit up and take note,' says Jyoti Punwani. There cannot have been one polling day in history without the phrase 'Bandobast has been spruced up in sensitive areas' being on page one of every newspaper. Everyone knows what areas those are, even without having to read the report. At any rate the stock photograph -- of cops standing ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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