by Shahira Naim
The following report appeared in The Tribune (Chandigarh) on March 12, 2017. It is being reproduced with due acknowledgement.
Lucknow, March 11: Ending a 14 year ‘vanvaas’ in Uttar Pradesh the BJP juggernaut has stormed the (...)
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by Arup Kumar Sen
The BJP’s landslide victory, winning 325 seats in the 403-member Assembly in the 2017 elections in UP has opened up a new chapter in the political history of India. We are yet to get micro-analysis of the voting pattern in the (...)
This is a loner’s lament when more than half the country is rejoicing over the BJP’s overwhelming triumph in UP. The party and its leaders deserve the best of compliments. But the victory and the defeat of those who lost need to be (...)
The life sentence given on March 7, 2017 to Delhi University Professor G.N. Saibaba by the Gadchiroli District and Sessions Court in the Maharashtra State of India is shockingly unjust. The court has convicted him and five others under the (...)
In a bizarre, highly deplorable judgment delivered on Tuesday, March 7, Suryakant Shinde, Sessions Judge at the Gadchiroli District Court in Maharashtra, convicted Prof G.N. Saibaba (Delhi University), Prashant Rahi (journalist from (...)
Delhi University teacher G.N. Saibaba has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his links with Maoists. With due respect to the Court, I beg to differ with the punishment. Maoists are ultra-Left and most people in India do not like their (...)
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by Krishna Jha
In a calculated move to not only muffle the freedom of expression, but to make the entire media subservient to finance capital, the government has come out with its plans to gag the print media as well as All India Radio. (...)
From N.C.’s Writings
The time has come when we can no longer afford to indulge in mutual recrimination. The time has come for us to hang our heads in shame.
What has happened at Moradabad is a blot on our patriotism. No amount of quibbling, (...)
These are days of great unease For the world’s residual democracies. A breed of no-nonsense ones Man the slogans and the guns. They suffer no uncertainties. They have outlived Socrates.
Prickly bramble from the hedge Invade the centre from the (...)