An open letter to the PM on POSCO

Dear Prime Minister, In the context of the recent national debates on corruption, we wish to draw your attention to another ongoing case in which both State and Central officials are blatantly favouring a… Continue reading

Who In Pakistan knew Osama was there?

Imran Khan, an Al Jazeera correspondent, reports from across Pakistan. It was a telling statement. On Wednesday, the US defence secretary Robert M Gates said there was no evidence that anyone In Pakistan’s… Continue reading

Sex, Justice, and the American Way

Hustler Publisher Larry Flynt on How Sex Has Shaped American Politics and the World by Andrew R Tonry LARRY FLYNT donated $50,000 to the defense fund of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. Writing on larryflynt.com,… Continue reading

Shiaphobia Hits Kuwait

Mona Kareem (23) had collections of her poetry published when she was just 14 and 16. Some of her poems have been translated into six languages. She has a B.A. from the American… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Juliano Mer Khamis

Udi Aloni lives between New York City and the Jenin refugee camp. He is teaching a film production class at the Jenin Freedom Theatre. Juliano was born on Nakbah Day and murdered on… Continue reading

Bring My Friend Back

Mona Kareem (23) had collections of her poetry published when she was just 14 and 16. Some of her poems have been translated into six languages. She has a B.A. from the American… Continue reading

Understanding Civil Society Action in the Binayak Sen case

Dr Ilina Sen, Binayak Sen’s wife, is a senior activist in the women’s movement and Head of the Women Studies Department of Mahatma Gandhi International University in Wardha. This text was sent for… Continue reading

The Outsider

Sudhanva Deshpande is Editor at Leftword and Director, Jan Natya Manch. He lives in Delhi. Badal Sircar remained, in many ways, the outsider in Indian theatre. He was a prolific playwright, author or… Continue reading

The Yemen Youth Declaration

From the youtube channel of the youth of Yemen On behalf of the youths of the Yemeni revolution We are, the Yemeni youths, writing this declaration to explain the situation in Yemen from… Continue reading

जीवन की रूपकथा के नाटककार बादल सरकार

बादल बाबू 15 जुलाई सन 1925 को कलकत्ता में पैदा हुए। उन्‍होंने बैचलर ऑफ इंजीनि‍यरिंग तथा टाउन प्‍लानिंग में डि‍प्‍लोमा की शि‍क्षा भारत और वि‍देशों में ली थी। वे भारत के बहुचर्चि‍त नाटककारों… Continue reading

Southern Asia’s nuclear myths revisited post bin Laden

Thirteen years ago to the day, on May 13, 1998 India conducted its second nuclear test — the first series having been conducted on May 11 that year. Finally, after 24 years of… Continue reading