Today in power, when prices are shooting up, the leaders of the ruling regime maintain a deafening silence. Instead, they strain every nerve to divert people with their manufactured divisive slogans.
How many more lives will it take to put an end to horror killings and violence against young people whose only crime is to fall in love across the Lakshman Rekha drawn by bigoted orthodoxy in the name of caste and now also religion?
This bulldozer can never be stopped with a response from equally fundamentalist politics. It can and must be stopped by those who believe in unity, secularism and defending the rights of the poor.
On March 8 this year, hundreds of millions of women across the world will celebrate the day not having been able to do so for the last two years because of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
The happenings in BJP-ruled Karnataka as the " hijab controversy" is misleading. It is nothing of the kind. It is an outright assault on the right to education of young Muslim women, guaranteed to them by the law and the Constitution of India.
When we express our anguish, anger and horror at the Shahdara crime, we cannot forget that it is also a result of the normalization of such crimes by the horrific and the blood-soaked culture of mob lynching promoted by those in positions of power.
This is equally a fight against insensitive and patriarchal judicial blinkers that dehumanise a victim of rape and expect her to abide by a preconceived code of conduct as a "sterling witness".
The central government is set to introduce a Bill to raise the marriageable age for women to 21 years. Given its majority in parliament, this Bill will probably become law. Yet there are so many important issues that require deeper consideration that
Why should the Chief Minister of Haryana specifically order that Muslims should pray at home, as though Muslims are on the road five times a day, every day, praying in open spaces?
The victory of the Kisan movement has wider implications and will bring confidence to all those on the side of justice and the values of democracy and secularism enshrined in our constitution.
It seems that he spoke on the basis of a biased RSS briefing. The RSS, as we know, is like a Union Minister in a Ministry of Defence of Untruths to obfuscate truth and facts.
The BJP is getting desperate in the face of the growing support to farmers and its political implications and impact.
Their plight stands testimony to the bankruptcy of a politics that exists in their name - a "Hindu Rashtra" where workers have no rights.
Personal birthday greetings are certainly in order, Modi-ji, but not the public spectacle your party wants to impose on the people of India.
The use of national symbols like the flag in acts that target minorities must be stopped; the line must be drawn against every offence.