What’s up with Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society?

What’s up with Bihar Mahila Samakhya Society?

The Narendra Modi government’s decision to do away with the Planning Commission and start a NITI Ayog had put the fate of a pioneering institution with over 2 lakh grassroots women members in a tizzy. The fate of the Mahila Samakhya programme, Bihar’s first and most effective movement for women’s empowerment linked to the state’s […]

WHY MODI WANTS TO SNUFF OUT GREENPEACE

WHY MODI WANTS TO SNUFF OUT GREENPEACE

It turns out that the real reason for Narendra Modi’s government training its guns on Greenpeace India is this: ‘Namo’ and his ‘friend’ coal baron Gautam Adani plan to exploit a humongous amount of coal, and Greenpeace has been at the forefront of a global campaign against coal mining and burning. Its Indian wing has […]

‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for Dalits to ride’

‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for  Dalits to ride’

Is there racism in India? No? Okay, but aren’t you a teeny tiny bit racist when you say, “Look here, I won’t tolerate some chaps riding horses to their weddings because they are born into a lower caste than I?” Police in Madhya Pradesh had to make a Dalit bridegroom (‘Dalit’ is the new politically […]

Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

Bill to turn Valmikis into Brahmins?

A BJP MP from Uttarakhand has introduced a Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha as a Private Member Bill, to legally facilitate members of the Scheduled Caste Valmiki sect to become priests in Hindu temples if they wish to do so after receiving due training for the job. The Valmikis are traditionally employed as […]

Teacher or Creep?

Teacher or Creep?

Patna, Bihar: WhatsApp? Professor saab sexted some hot stuff to one of his lady students, and now he’ll be hanging around soon… the University chaps are going to suspend him. ‘Action’ looms against the physics department teacher of AN College, Patna, accused of sending an ‘objectionable’ text on WhatsApp to a girl student of the […]

Burning train inflames passions a decade on

Burning train inflames passions a decade on

PUNE: A 20-year-old engineering student in the city has been arrested for posting an offensive comment against Indian Muslims on a social networking site. Amitsinh Kate [pronounced KAATAY], a first year engineering student, was arrested on Wednesday for posting a comment that stated he would avenge the Godhra incident, the Bund Garden Police said. The […]

Nodal Officer at Chapra ignores Widow’s plea

Nodal Officer at Chapra ignores Widow’s plea

ALERT! Child in dire straits while doctors pass the buck! CHAPRA, BIHAR: When 25 year old Uma Devi (name changed) went to get ART medicines for her child she was told that the ARV 9anti-retroviral) medications are out of stock. This is despite the state government’s assurance to the High Court that adequate stocks of […]

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

WHO WILL LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE?

Did you know that in Chhapra, Bihar, essential anti-retroviral treatment medicines have dried up at the ART centre, and if the regime is not available for even a day, the lives of the children are severely threatened?

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