The great Rainbow Yoga show that never was

The great Rainbow Yoga show that never was

So we’ve seen the first ever International Yoga Day in India. No doubt there were many fags, queens, kothis, cross dressers, transmen, dikes and assorted queers who rummaged in their collective closets, brought out their yoga mats and happily joined in. Now, now ,my darlings! All of us love a great party, and here was […]

Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

Will Bihar political parties add brick kilns to their agenda?

In the state of Bihar, pre-occupied with caste politics, are any of the political parties committed enough to address one of the hazardous issues -brick kilns’ adverse impact on environment? Bypassing the environmental norms, continuous emission from some six hundred brick kilns regularly mutltiply the density of air pollutants in the Bihar capital. The fuels used […]

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 […]

THROTTLE NGOS- SNUFF OUT DISSENT!

The Narendra Modi Government, rather like its forerunner the UPA (especially towards the end of its tenure), has trained guns on non-governmental organisations and people’s movements in general.   This began primarily as a crackdown on organisations protesting against the nuclear power projects in Kudankulam and Jaitapur. If UPA II barred a dozen NGOs from […]

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