AC Grayling’s private university is odious

A group of well-known academics are setting up a private college in London which will charge students £18,000 a year in tuition fees. There will, as usual, be scholarships for the deserving poor.… Continue reading

Second Wind for U.S. Imperialism – Now with Chinese Support

Any work on China today would be a marketable proposition and the author here, with his long record of active engagement with the subject, is most unlikely to suffer critical neglect. Despite the… Continue reading

क्योंकि हमें डर लगता है, स्वाधीनता से…

विचार तो एक ही कविता पर करना है, लेकिन किसी भी सार्थक कवि की कोई भी एक कविता सिर्फ एक कविता नहीं, उसके आत्मसंवाद और आत्मसंघर्ष का एक पड़ाव होती है, जिसका अर्थ… Continue reading

Pitfalls and questions on the Caste-religion-poverty census

Bargad Exclusive Professional journalist and occasional documentary filmmaker John Dayal has been a human rights activist since the early Seventies. His book on the Indian Emergency (1975-77) is a major document of that… Continue reading

1st Indo-China N-talk: Misperceptions

It was instructive that one word which came up repeatedly was ‘responsible’ power. At the deliberations, Indian and Chinese participants almost uniformly felt that the ‘other’ was not being ‘responsible’.  Clearly there was… Continue reading

“We are all mothers of Hamza al-Khateeb”

From Syria updates on Al Jazeera A group of Syrian women held a sit-in at a private home earlier this week in remembrance of Hamza al-Khateeb, the 13-year-old boy whose torture and killing… Continue reading

Faces on the wall

Being born in the world’s largest democracy is a privilege. But do we need visual loudness, the strange, ludicrously ambitious, garish chutzpah that surrounds us to realise it? Sumati Mehrishi looks for answers.… Continue reading

Sex, the migrant labourer and the city

Based in Washington DC, Imran Gardais a news anchor for Al Jazeera English since the channel’s launch. He has also field-reported from Sudan, Turkey, Egypt, Namibia, Bahrain, Lesotho, India and South Africa; and… Continue reading

बाबा रामदेव का आन्दोलन

बाबा रामदेव के आन्दोलन पर हिंदी दैनिक प्रभात खबर की संपादकीय टिप्पणी: 03/06/2011 बाबा रामदेव की जनप्रिय छवि का एक बड़ा आधार टेलीविज़न है. टेलीविजन के सहारे बाबा ने पहले अपने योग का… Continue reading

Julian Assange: An Interview

A two-part video interview with Julian Assange, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks Produced for the Belfast Telegraph by Millar Grattan Media * Part one ** Part two

Dying to cover the drug war

More than 36,000 people across Mexico have been killed in drug violence since 2006 Mexico has become one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, with at least 44 killed since 2006… Continue reading