Just break the silence over child labour: Kailash Satyarthi

By Pragya Kashyap

New Delhi : Kailash Satyarthi has been a campaigner for child rights nationally and internationally for three decades. His Bachpan Bachao Andolan has had particular focus on freeing children who are forced into exploitative labour or servitude.

His work has been amply recognised and honoured, particularly internationally. In 2014, Satyarthi shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan.

While top awards have crowned his efforts, they have not capped them. His campaign against child labour continues.

Volatile Srinagar: An island of relative peace in Kashmir

By Sarwar Kashani

Srinagar : Streets are silent, police and paramilitary troopers patrolled the deserted roads and residents remained caged inside their homes on Saturday -- the 15th day of a ceaseless curfew in this densely populated old city of Srinagar.

The region, once called the "Venice of the East" because of the now virtually non-existent network of fresh water canals, has always been politically volatile and a hub of separatist politics and war.

Muslims at bottom of higher education ladder, alongside backward tribes

By Charu Bahri

Despite almost trebling in the decade ending 2010 -- from 5.2 per cent to 13.8 percent -- the rate of Muslim enrolment in higher education trailed the national figure of 23.6 per cent, other backward classes (22.1 per cent) and scheduled castes (18.5 per cent). Scheduled tribes lagged Muslims by 0.5 per cent.

Chandan Boro: Son of a sweeper from Assam selected for Football training in Germany

By Abdul Gani,

Udalguri, Assam: Harisinga is a sleepy town in Assam’s Udalguri district along the India-Bhutan international border. Handicapped by insurgency till very recently along with poverty, the people of the locality have had to learn to survive in tough conditions.

Father, tell me about Kashmir

By Kay Al for

The protest

“B, We have to go a protest today. Do you want to come too?”
“What is this protest, Acha (Dad in Malayalam)?”
“It is about a place called Kashmir. A lot of people have been killed and blinded there by the police and the army.”
“What happened there?”
“Ok, Let me tell you.....”

मायावती, महाराष्ट्र और गुजरात : दलित समय में मोदी की जवाबदेही

सिद्धांत मोहन,

कल उत्तर प्रदेश भाजपा के उपाध्यक्ष दयाशंकर सिंह के बयान के बाद उत्तर प्रदेश का राजनीतिक माहौल बेहद गर्म हो गया है. बसपा सुप्रीमो मायावती के खिलाफ दयाशंकर सिंह के अभद्र और अपमानजनक बयान के बाद पार्टी ने उन्हें पद और सदस्यता दोनों से निष्कासित कर दिया है. इसके साथ ही अरुण जेटली ने माफी भी मांग ली है. लेकिन इसके बावजूद भाजपा उत्तर प्रदेश में अपनी धार खोती जा रही है.

A world gripped by the cancer of terror

By Ram Puniyani,

सरेआम हो रहा है कश्मीर में लोकतंत्र का खून

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

मीडिया का काम दबे-कुचलों की आवाज़ बनना है, लेकिन जब मीडिया खुद ही दबा दिया जाता है तो लोकतंत्र के लिए इससे ‘काला दिन’ और क्या हो सकता है? मीडिया को दबाने का काम कश्मीर में सरेआम हो रहा है. जम्मू-कश्मीर की हुकूमत केन्द्र सरकार के इशारों पर आम कश्मीरियों के दुख-दर्द को समझने के बजाय उस दुख-दर्द को बढ़ाने वाली हर आवाज़ को दफ्न कर देने पर आमादा है.

Why Multi-sectoral development programme for minorities moves at a snail’s pace

By Amjad Suri and Mohammed Imteyaz Ahmed for

Foreign student enrolment in Indian varsities drops 6% over 2 years

By IndiaSpend Team

About 200,000 Indian students stream out of the country seeking a foreign education, but no more than 31,126 foreign students sought an Indian education in 2013-14, according to ministry of human resource development data quoted in the Times of India. This means the enrolment of foreign students in India declined by 2,030, or six per cent, over two years, according to government and United Nations data in a 2014 report.

However, the Times of India said the number of foreign students had risen by 11,000, although it was not clear over what period.