MOST INDIANS WOULD BE CONSIDERED ANTI-NATIONAL

MOST INDIANS WOULD BE CONSIDERED ANTI-NATIONAL

MOST INDIANS WOULD BE CONSIDERED ANTI-NATIONAL Lately, a number of people have been described as anti-national by the Hindutva lobby. The most shocking is their definition of anybody who worships ‘demons’ from Hindu mythology is also an anti-national. The mythological figures belong to a distant past when the concept of nation state was not there. […]

SLIDING POPULARITY OF RIGHT WING POLITICS

SLIDING POPULARITY OF RIGHT WING POLITICS

Hardly two months back nobody would have thought that PM Narendra Modi’s authority would be questioned by ordinary university students on campuses. The campaign which brought Modi to power in Delhi was so high profile that in the initial period of his prime ministership an atmosphere was created in which, what to talk of common […]

BEATING OF KANHAIYA KUMAR IN COURT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION

BEATING OF KANHAIYA KUMAR IN COURT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION

The manner in which Jawaharal Nehru University Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was roughed up in Patiala House Court premises, while being brought to be produced in the Court room, in the presence of observers from Supreme Court who were there to ensure the security of Kanhaiya and everybody else targeted by the RSS-BJP, has […]

WHY AFZAL GURU EVOKES A CONTROVERSY EVERYTIME?

WHY AFZAL GURU EVOKES A CONTROVERSY EVERYTIME?

WHY AFZAL GURU EVOKES A CONTROVERSY EVERYTIME? In the context of recent event at Jawaharlal Nehru University to mark the hanging of Afzal Guru in which JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar has been arrested on charge of sedition, we must also consider why the controversy over Afzal Guru refuses to die? Afzal Guru was […]

ROHITH WE’RE ASHAMED, DRONACHARYAS ARE STILL AROUND

ROHITH WE’RE ASHAMED, DRONACHARYAS ARE STILL AROUND

Although Rohith Vemula, the dalit student of Hyderabad Central University who commited suicide because of the humiliation he was subjected to, has not held anybody responsible for his suicide, the fact is that he had not received his scholarship for the last several months and was not allowed to use university facilities such as hostels, […]