Military spending continues to fall in the West but rises everywhere else

World military expenditure totalled $1.75 trillion in 2013, a fall of 1.9 per cent in real terms since 2012, according to figures released on April 14, 2014 by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute… Continue reading

AAP needs only 3 seats to win India

Mahesh Murthy is a commentator and an entrepreneur.  The Aam Aadmi Party doesn’t need 272 seats to win India. Just 3. Bear with me, this might be long, but it might also be… Continue reading

An illegal campaign is on for Tejpal

Vrinda Grover is a noted lawyer and activist. The CCTV footage has been shown to many carefully identified and selected persons in the media and influential and powerful persons, by family and close… Continue reading

Botswana’s hunting ban: Bushmen starve, trophy hunters carry on

Survival International is the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. We help tribal people defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures. Founded in 1969, Survival celebrates its 45th Anniversary… Continue reading

रेणु की ‘चुनावी-लीला’

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. चुनाव के इस मौसम में… Continue reading

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