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To The Iron Lady: An open letter to Mamata Banerjee

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To The Iron Lady: An open letter to Mamata Banerjee

Guest post by Nidhi Thyagarajan   I take pride in saying that Meryl Streep is not the real Iron lady, but you, the lady with the iron hand and rule, the chief minister of my very own home town. The way you have managed to bring about change, it amazes me, if not anyone else, [...]

Parliament, Patni aur 'Woh'

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Parliament, Patni aur 'Woh'

By: Lata Jha Now, there are some things that you know will always make news. And this, I don’t think refers to the journalist’s revered ‘nose for news’. Sadly. A Poonam Pandey will always find takers, no matter how distasteful her statements are. Some fanatic in an obscure town who doesn’t have a life otherwise [...]

Are we really born to be free?

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Are we really born to be free?

By: Namita Singh Freedom of the press is a term, mainly used in a negative connotation, especially in the Indian context due to the unaccountable power it holds. It is not just the increasing commercialization and sensationalism of news stories that has pulled down its image in the public domain, but also something that goes [...]

On being crushed under the wheels of gender,religion and caste.

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On being crushed under the wheels of gender,religion and caste.

By: Namita Singh On March 15, two dalit girls were allegedly stripped by their invigilator in front of the entire class during an examination .The incident took place in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh where the female invigilator , supposedly, stripped the two teenage girls on the suspicion of bringing material for cheating during their [...]