Category Archive: Culture

Arundhati Roy’s Statement on Media and Mobs

अरुंधती रॉय के इस बयान को हिन्दी में यहाँ पढ़ा जा सकता है. New Delhi, October 31: A mob of about a hundred people arrived at my house at 11 this morning (Sunday… Continue reading

Arundhati is not the point/Paromita Vohra

The post is originally published in the Mid Day. We reposting here considering its importance in the ongoing debate. Paromita Vohra is an award-winning Mumbai-based filmmaker, writer and curator working with fiction and… Continue reading

The narcissism of the neurotic/P. Sainath

Published in The Hindu on October 18, 2010. The Commonwealth Games were no showcase, but a mirror of India 2010. If they presented anything, it was this — Indian crony, casino capitalism at… Continue reading

Pakistani media’s role in promoting religiosity/Zohra Yusuf

Zohra Yusuf is a former vice-chairman of the HRCP and has spent over three decades in advertising. She can be contacted at The article Published in The Express Tribune (Pakistan) on October… Continue reading

देखो जी देखो, गुलामी डायन खाये जात है!/अनिल सदगोपाल

अनिल सदगोपाल। प्रसिद्ध शिक्षाशास्त्री। भोपाल गैस कांड पीड़ितों के साथ उनके अधिकारों के लिए संघर्ष में शामिल रहे। पिछले साल केंद्र की संयुक्‍त प्रगतिशील गठबंधन (यूपीए) सरकार द्वारा लाये गये ‘शिक्षा का अधिकार’… Continue reading

Public Mobilization for a Nuclear-Free World

Lawrence S. Wittner surveys the current state of movements and mobilization for a nuclear weapons-free world. Wittner is professor of history at the State University of New York/Albany and a contributor to Foreign… Continue reading

The Games/ a poem by Badri Raina

Badri Raina, Professor of English at the Delhi University, writes on cultural and political issues. His articles can be found at and  1  However you may cavil, We got the game,… Continue reading

Pakistan media’s mysterious financing

Pakistani media’s financial shortfall is compensated either by mysterious sources or the electronic-media bubble is heading for a big burst, analyzes Riaz ul Hassan. Riaz ul Hassan has been actively involved in Social… Continue reading

पतन की ओर पाकिस्तान -प्रकाश के रे

पाकिस्तान अपने इतिहास के सबसे अधिक संकट के दौर से गुज़र रहा है. आतंकवाद, भ्रष्टाचार, प्रशासनिक असफलता और प्राकृतिक आपदाओं ने पाकिस्तानी जनता का जीना मुश्किल कर दिया है. लेकिन वहाँ की संघीय… Continue reading

Kashmir: Caught in the crossfire

Basharat Peer‘s Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir was one of the most important books published last year. Many of us have either read the book or… Continue reading

South Africa: FIFA forbids free speech at World Cup

by Patrick Bond July 7, 2010/   Acting against our alleged “ambush marketing” and “incitement” (sic), the South African Police Service, newly augmented with 40,000 additional cadre for the World Cup, detained… Continue reading