Pakistan has under 1% policewomen -blame Bollywood!

Pakistan has under 1% policewomen -blame Bollywood!

Pakistan has the lowest ratio of women police in South Asia, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Among the total police force of 425,978 in Pakistan, the number of women is 4,020. Even India has a low 6.11 percent of women in the police force. In Pakistan, women make 0.94 […]

Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

Ramdev and assorted ‘Babas’ to guide IIT research?

 Is the ‘Unnat Bharat Yojana’ just a vehicle to fund Sangh Parivar based rural organisations and promote a sort of hanky-panky, hocus-pocus agenda disguised as research? A recent NDTV web report has indicted that there are wheels within wheels. The IIT Delhi campus has been in the news for the past several months over the […]

India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

India’s new heroines: Tashi & Nungashi

The new women heroes of the day are definitely Tashi and Nungashi Malik, the first twin sisters to climb Mount Everest together, have now become the fastest South Asians to complete the ‘Explorers Grand Slam’. But they have done it on their own, with no ‘support’ from the Narendra Modi government. The Government of new […]

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Despite ban 1.8 lakh people remove human excreta manually

Patna: Bihar has 5,296 manual scavengers, Maharashtra has 63,713, according to the provisional data of the recently released socio-economic and caste census. Across India, over 1.8 lakh manual scavengers told the surveyors they manually remove untreated human excreta from dry toilets, railway tracks and sewers – a practice banned by Parliament 22 years ago. Interestingly, […]

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Indian Envoy to NZ: another slave-owner story

Most Indians still treat their ‘servants’ like slaves, and we still deny that even in the 21st century, we are a racist, feudal, lot! Your exploitation of poor lower caste countrymen doesn’t stop even if you become a High Commissioner and part of the international jet-set! Just imagine the embarrassment Indian nationals in New Zealand […]

Young Nagas: waking up from the ‘Nagalim’ Dream?

Young Nagas: waking up from the ‘Nagalim’ Dream?

Since August 1947, peace and stability have been rare commodities in Nagaland and Manipur. In the past two decades, peace talks have produced little in the way of progress. Ceasefire agreements with the various warring groups have at least provided a relative peace. ‘Nagalim’ is the major obstacle to peace in the Northeast. Briefly, the […]

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

Railway Fire makes Air fare hot!

A fire at one railway station has sent airfares through the roof! The recent fire accident Itarsi in Madhya Pradesh is to blame. Air fares have gone up on Chennai-Delhi sector as Indian railways have cancelled trains to Delhi and other destinations after a fire accident at Itaris railway station has thrown traffic on one […]

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Orissa unwilling to link Mahanadi- Godavari

Bhubaneswar, Orissa: Linking rivers is not such a great idea, says the state government. Reports say that Orissa is not excited about linking the Mahanadi and Godavari rivers, because this may lead to acute shortage of water in the Mahanadi basin in the future. Official sources said the state government feared that the Mahanadi river […]

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 […]

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 […]

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