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WHO WILL HAVE SYMPATHY FOR THE RIGHTS OF JASHODABEN? The Bhartiya Janata Party’s initiative against the triple talaq is laudable. The Muslim clergy’s position that it is an interference in internal matters of Muslim personal law is akin to a family accused of domestic violence claiming that it is their internal matter. Just as a… Read More

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MORARI BAPU’S RAM The usual picture that one would see of Ram would be with Sita, Laxman and Hanuman, of what is called the Ram Darbar. It was not a tradition to have isolated picture or idol of Ram. Even the common greeting was ‘Jai Siyaram,’ Sita’s name appeared together with Ram’s. Then came the… Read More

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IF ANYTHING IS TO BE BANNED IT SHOULD BE PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS Among the first decisions of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh was to ban abattoirs and form anti-Romeo squads. First it was said that all slaughterhouses will be closed but later the government retracted and it was clarified that only illegally… Read More

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NARENDRA MODI COMPROMISES HIS STATURE IN UP ELECTIONS With indications of major voting in favour of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), led by strong dalit leader Mayawati, in the early round of polling in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, it is quite strange that major newspapers, quite suspiciously, are predicting a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government just… Read More

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भारत में महिलाओं की स्थिति महिला दिवस के पहले भारत ने एक उपलब्धि हासिल की। पहली बार सिर्फ महिला कर्मियों द्वारा संचालित एक एअर-इण्डिया वायुयान यात्रियों को दिल्ली से अमरीका के सैन-फ्रांसिसको तक ले गया और फिर वापस लाया। इसमें वायुयान के अंदर ही नहीं बाहर भी अभियंता आदि कर्मी सभी महिलाएं थीं। क्या ये… Read More

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यूपी चुनाव: सांप्रदायिक फासीवाद की खोखली चिंता प्रेम सिंह सांप्रदायिकता, जातिवाद, दल-बदल (बाहुबलियों, दागियों, धनपतियों समेतद्), निम्न स्तरीय आरोप-प्रत्यारोप, खैरात, विकास आदि के कोहराम से भरा सात चरणों में फैला यूपी विधासभा चुनाव आज समाप्त हो गया। सभी पक्षों की सांस 11 मार्च को आने वाले नतीजों पर अटकी है। चुनाव के पहले चरण से… Read More

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क्यों हो सकती है उत्तर प्रदेष में मायावती की वापसी? उत्तर प्रदेष विधान सभा चुनाव से छह माह पहले ऐसा माना जा रहा था कि मुकाबला बहुजन समाज पार्टी और भारतीय जनता पार्टी के बीच होगा। किंतु भाजपा के प्रदेष उपाध्यक्ष दया शंकर सिंह द्वारा बसपा प्रमुख मायावती को लेकर की गई आपत्तिजनक टिप्पणी से… Read More

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RSS BIGGEST THREAT TO DEMOCRACY Once again the forces using terror and violence have prevailed over culture and tradition of reason, debate and discussion. It is a dark day in the history of Indian higher educational institutions. Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad, a name now becoming synonymous with vandalism on academic campuses, forced the cancellation of… Read More

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MAYAWATI SET TO RETURN IN UTTAR PRADESH Six months prior to the 2017 assembly elections the battle for power in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was seen as between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) led by Mayawati and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), which is presently ruling at the centre. BJP’s chances had slightly dwindled… Read More