The Inner Crisis of Democracy in India and the Aam Aadmi Party

Mohan Guruswamy is Chairman and founder of Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi, India. He has over three decades of experience in government, industry and academia. He can be contacted at mohanguru[at] Modern… Continue reading

Revisiting ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’

Vishal Shrivastava is a student of Law at Institute of Law, Nirma University. At a time when there is a rampant increase in the number of crimes in the country, citizens favouring vigilante… Continue reading

‘My films are nothing without the causes they speak about and the people they champion’

Veteran Documentary Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan‘s Acceptance Speech after being honoured with V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2014 on February 3, 2014 in Mumbai, India I have mixed… Continue reading

Thousands of Houses Unlawfully Razed in Syria

Satellite Imagery Shows Entire Neighborhoods Gone Satellite imagery, witness statements, and video and photographic evidence show that Syrian authorities deliberately and unlawfully demolished thousands of residential buildings in Damascus and Hama in 2012… Continue reading

The Islamic Republic at 35: A matter of interests

As Iran celebrates the 35th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution, British Prime Minister Palmerston’s apt phrase rings truer than ever: Iran has no permanent friends, only permanent interests.The main question facing the leadership is… Continue reading

Racism in Capital

Prof Kamal Chenoy is an academic at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The violent death of 19 year old Nido Taniam, a student from Arunachal Pradesh is a crying shame. The Delhi Police… Continue reading

The AAP(rising) – The Changing Contours of Politics in India

Prashant Negi is Assistant Professor, Dr. K. R. Narayanan Centre for Dalit and Minorities Studies and Programme on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He can be contacted at… Continue reading

Central African Republic – “We will take our revenge”

Peter Bouckaert is Emergency Director at Human Rights Watch and an expert in humanitarian crises, focusing on protecting the rights of civilians during armed conflict. He can be followed at twitter. Fatimatu Yamsa… Continue reading

Peter Seeger: Troubadour of Truth and Justice

One of the most important journalists of our times Amy Goodman remembers Pete Seeger Pete Seeger’s life, like the arc of the moral universe famously invoked by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., bent… Continue reading

Vikram Seth’s poetic response to the SC judgement on IPC 377

Author Vikram Seth has responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the IPC 377 re-criminalizing homosexuality through a poem.  ‘Through love’s great power’ Through love’s great power to be made whole In mind… Continue reading

An hour with history

Amit Ranjan, Ph D, researches and writes on international affairs. He can be reached at Usually, a discussion on the Partition of India in 1947 begins and ends with holding Gandhi, Nehru… Continue reading