Under Modi, record rise in unspent funds for Dalits/tribals

By Nikhil M. Babu

In the run-up to the 2014 general elections, then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while addressing a gathering of Dalits and backward classes in Kerala, had described himself as a victim of untouchability. "The next 10 years are going to be yours," he had said, to loud cheers.

ये चेहरे यूपी चुनाव में भाजपा के लिए मुसीबत का सबब बन सकते हैं

सिद्धांत मोहन,

उत्तर प्रदेश का विधानसभा चुनाव अब चंद महीने ही दूर बचा हुआ है. समाजवादी पार्टी को छोड़कर लगभग सभी दलों ने प्रदेश में चुनावी बिगुल फूंक दिया है और वोटरों को रिझाने के लिए जी-जान से जुटे भी हुए हैं. लेकिन इन सभी के बीच देश के बीते दो सालों के घटनाक्रम को देखें तो कई ऐसे चेहरे सामने आते हैं, जिन्हें भाजपा की विचारधारा से आमना-सामना करने के कारण सुर्ख़ियों में जगह मिली. और सुर्ख़ियों में जगह ही नहीं, समय के साथ उन्हें एक व्यापक जनाधार मिला, जिसकी बिना पर वे विधानसभा चुनावों में भाजपा के लिए परेशानी का सबब बन सकते हैं.

We see plurality of voices against Indian state in Kashmir...this is the beginning of a revolution: Khurram Parvez

By Mohammed Sirajuddeen for

Khurram Parvez was forbidden from boarding his flight to Switzerland at the behest of the orders from Intelligence Bureau even after his possession of a valid VISA and official invitation. He was scheduled to attend a session organized by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva and while his colleagues were allowed to travel, he was detained by the local police in Kothi Bagh and subsequently shifted to Kupwara sub-jail on 16 september 2016 evening.

Unspent money for Dalits/tribals, $42.6 bn = 8 times agri budget

By Nikhil M. Babu

It was raining heavily last monsoon when Heerabai's youngest child, Seshkumari, 4, collapsed with a fever. The family could only watch helplessly as her temperature soared and she turned delirious late night.

The nearest primary health centre for Pachkol, Heerabai's village in Chhindwara district in south-west Madhya Pradesh, is 25 km away. And every monsoon, the swollen Bhagbhel river floods the road linking the village to the health centre. If you fall sick, said residents, you have very little hope of finding any medical help.

World schooling the new form of learning

By Lina Asher

To start with a whole load of people will ask what world schooling is. I define it as homeschooling on the go: Educating your child through experiential learning whilst travelling in the world.

World schooling is the new way of home schooling children, an unconventional way of education, where the child learns while travelling the world and interacting with people of different cultures. It is a form of experiential learning.

BJP may face heat from opposition on national security

By Prashant Sood

New Delhi : The central government is likely to face heat on the issue of national security following Sunday's terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, with the opposition expected to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The BJP has prided itself as a strong nationalist force and its leaders had boasted how effectively Modi would respond to provocations from across the border if he were to take power.

Terrorists kill 17 soldiers in Kashmir, India blames Pakistan

By Sheikh Qayoom

Uri/New Delhi : Terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit attacked an army camp near a brigade headquarters here in Jammu and Kashmir early on Sunday in the worst attack on any military base in the state in a decade that left 17 soldiers dead, officials said.

Bakrid and the fight over choice of food

By Kouser Fathima for

As if we don't have enough reasons to fight.

For short-cut to sainthood, consult journalists of Bihar

By Soroor Ahmed for

There is a unique short-cut route to sainthood in Bihar. Vatican must learn from it.

There is no need to wait for five years or so after death for a person to be declared as saint.

Just join the Rashtriya Janata Dal and after a few unlawful and criminal acts leave it. You would automatically become saint: instead of any Pope, it will be the media persons who will formally ‘declare’ the said person as a saint.

A Kashmiri activist arrested, a Dalit leader detained, a Muslim killed by Gau Rakshaks: Happy Birthday, PM

By Amit Kumar,

The lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh was a gruesome incident. But that was last year. Now, Dadri has become just a reference point: every state is clamouring it seems, to have its own Dadri Moment, and since Akhlaq was beaten to death by a mob for “consuming beef”, similar incidents have been reported in Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir and of course Gujarat. Remember Una?