CK Janu's decision to ally with NDA in Kerala draws ire from other tribal leaders

By Shafeeq Hudawi,

Kozhikode: Kerala Adivasi leader CK Janu’s decision to side with the NDA and contest from the Wayanad seat has drawn criticism from people who have worked with her.

The tribal leader’s saffron tilt has evoked harsh criticism from her colleagues. M Geethananthan, leader of Adivasi Gotra Maha Sabha, said that it was shocking to hear such news. “A left-leaning leader has been now driven to the Sangh camp. Her greed for power has driven her to the saffron fold,” he said.

डेल्टा मेघवाल के पक्ष में उतरी मुस्लिम महासभा

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

नोखा (राजस्थान): डेल्टा मेघवाल की लड़ाई अब किसी एक वर्ग या जाति की लड़ाई नहीं रह गई है. यह इंसाफ़ की लड़ाई है. इसका स्वरुप भी अब दिनोंदिन व्यापक होने की कगार पर है. समाज के तमाम तबकों के लोग इसमें हिस्सेदारी कर रहे हैं. राजस्थान की ‘मुस्लिम महासभा’ भी इनमें से एक है.

“भारत माता के कॉन्सेप्ट में मेरा कोई विश्वास नहीं है” – उमर ख़ालिद से ख़ास बातचीत

सिद्धांत मोहन,

संघवाद से आज़ादी की नयी संभावनाएं

जावेद अनीस

विश्वविद्यालयों का काम क्रिटिकल सोच को बढ़ावा देना है. इस मानी में विश्वविद्यालय विचारधाराओं की नर्सरी होते हैं. आज देश के कुछ चुनिन्दा संस्थान और उनकी यह विचार की विकास प्रक्रिया निशाने पर है. मामला केवल जेएनयू या हैदराबाद सेंट्रल यूनिवर्सिटी(एचसीयू) का नहीं है, इस सूची में अभी तक आधा दर्जन से अधिक संस्थान शामिल किए जा चुके हैं.

Tribal votes a key factor in Assam polls

By Amitava Mukherjee

Both the BJP-led alliance and the Congress have left no stone unturned in securing tribal votes which may turn out to be a key factor in deciding the result of the ongoing Assam assembly election. Of all the tribal communities of the state, the electoral behavior of the tea tribes comprising about six million has become most crucial.

A village where no leader came to campaign for elections: The story of Khagrabari, where 42 Muslims were killed in May 2014

By Amit Kumar,

Khagrabari: On April 8, Narendra Modi was in Barpeta for campaigning, but for a village in Baksa district, about 30 kms from where Modi addressed thousands of BJP supporters, the mood could not have been more different.

Given that nearly all forms of public transport in Barpeta had been requisitioned for the Modi rally, reaching the village of Khagrabari, located in Baksa district of BTAD, was a task in itself.

How Communalism Divides the Nation?

Dictate to Chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as an Example!

By Ram Puniyani,

Once unknown names, they are now fighting to oust Mamata

By Anurag Dey

Kolkata : Once unknown beyond their immediate circles of family, friends and colleagues, they became crusaders due to difficulties and sorrow they experienced at a personal level. They all are now busy plotting the downfall of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who in the very first place is "responsible" for their 'celebrity' status.

As Chirang goes to polls, Santhals, Bodos hope peace is prioritised, not politicised

By Amit Kumar,

Chirang: William Tudu, a 60-year-old Santhal, is not sure who to vote for. He has been voting in the past elections too, hoping that one of these days, some leader might pay attention to their plight. But given that the front runner in Sidli Chirang constituency is a leader of Bodoland People's Front, he says it is unlikely that much will change for the Santhals in the near future.

Bengal's 91-year-old 'Chacha ji' fights another election

Kolkata : The Congress' Gyan Singh Sohanpal is the oldest candidate in the West Bengal assembly polls, seeking his 11th term as a legislator at the ripe age of 91.

Fondly called "Chacha ji" (uncle) by one and all, Sohanpal is contesting from Kharagpur Sadar constituency in West Midnapore district, which has been sending him to the assembly since 1982.

He served as a West Bengal minister and briefly as the assembly speaker in the past.