Escaping death in the Land of the Pure

Raza Rumi, a noted writer and journalist from Pakistan, hosts a show on Express TV and works as a consulting editor at The Friday Times. Finally, I countenanced what I had been dreading… Continue reading


IN SUPPORT OF TEESTA SETALVAD AND OTHERS Revenge is the only motive of the vindictive Modi government (Press statement issued by SAHMAT on 26.3.2014) We are shocked and outraged by the continuing attempt… Continue reading

टीवी में देसी मिट्टी की सोंधी गंध और भारतीय अंतरात्मा

उदय प्रकाश। मशहूर कवि, कथाकार, पत्रकार और फिल्मकार। कई कृतियों के अंग्रेजी, जर्मन, जापानी एवं अन्य अंतरराष्ट्रीय भाषाओं में अनुवाद उपलब्ध। लगभग समस्त भारतीय भाषाओं में रचनाएं अनूदित। ‘उपरांत’ और ‘मोहन दास’ के… Continue reading

India is the LAAARGEst arms importer in the world

  India’s arms imports are now almost 3 times as high as those of the second and third largest arms importers—China and Pakistan—according to new data on international arms transfers published today by… Continue reading

Islamabad Police and the pistol in my drawer

Farooq Sulehria is a London-based researcher in media studies. He has written for many publications and periodicals in Pakistan, Sweden and elsewhere. He can be contacted at mfsulehria[at] Back in 1997 [or was… Continue reading

General Elections 2014 and the Challenge of Communal Fascism

Noted critic and commentator Prof Purushottam Agrawal is a Senior Visiting Fellow at csds. His writings can be accessed at his website- He made the following observations while addressing a National Convention… Continue reading

Happy Birthday Phanishwarnath Renu

Ian Woolford is a singer, traveller and teacher of Hindi language & literature at Latorbe University in Australia. He can be reached at @iawoolford Today is the birthday of the Hindi author Phanishwarnath… Continue reading

किसानी का एक बरस और रेणु

गिरिन्द्र नाथ महानगर दिल्ली में पत्रकारिता छोड़ बिहार के पूर्णिया जिले के अपने गाँव में अब खेती-बाड़ी कर रहे हैं. उनसे girindranath[at] पर संपर्क किया जा सकता है.   पूर्णिया और अब अररिया… Continue reading

Criminalising Africans and the Politics of Delhi’s Urban Villages

The authors- Persis Taraporevala and Rohit Negi- are urban researchers and co-conveners of Africa Forum-Delhi, a platform for conversation and debate on African and India-Africa matters.  There is an eerie silence, masquerading as peace,… Continue reading

Lessoning from ‘Bullet’

Sushil Jha is a journalist with BBC. He can be reached at I am impatient, always excited…and at times irritated. So they have aptly named me..Angry Jey. Do you think I like… Continue reading


Abhijit Mukhopadhyay currently works as an Economist at Economic Research Foundation, New Delhi. He taught at business schools and also worked at different research based institutes in New Delhi. My first student was… Continue reading