Stop drowning Buddhist Monasteries, says Tawang

It’s a shame that monks and nuns, who normally confine themselves to matters within their monasteries, have to come out on the streets and protest, because their age-old monasteries are in danger of being swallowed up by greed masquerading as ‘national interest’. In a shocking incident six people have lost their lives while scores have […]

Wildlife Spotting In North India

Wildlife Spotting In North India

There are many different Indian places to visit—each with its own sights, smells, flavors and tempos. This journey visits old colonial India, via the towns and villages built up over that period and the wildlife sanctuaries where live some of the exotic animals that India was so well known for during that time. Two of […]

How about a successful career to benefit Children?

How about a successful career to benefit Children?

You may have head of Bachelor’s Degrees in arts, commerce and science. But what can be more job oriented than a Bachelor of Vocation? This novel stream, duly recognized by the University Grants Commission(UGC) and approved by the by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is offered by the prestigious Tata Institute of Social […]

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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