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Repression of Dissent in Sri Lanka - September 2014

September was a month that saw almost daily incidents of repression of dissent. A commemoration planned for a well-known woman human rights defender and academic, Dr. 609 more words

Human Rights

Upward mob-ility: As India prospers, it is getting more racist

The Times of India

4 October 2014

Siddharth Varadarajan

Sometimes, all it takes is one ugly incident to remind us of where we have fallen as a society. 817 more words

Indian Politics

Hello Mr. Prime Minister!

Rarely have I seen such an atmosphere in the country. An environment of positivity, out of faith reposed by hundreds of millions of those who voted for you. 1,144 more words

Bhartiya Janta Party

Vadodara riots: Over 200 held, situation remains tense

Vadodara: More than 200 people have been arrested in Vadodara town in Gujarat after days of communal violence, police said on Monday.

Although no fresh incident has been reported, the situation in the city, 116 km from Ahmedabad, remained tense amid huge deployment of police personnel. 246 more words


The chords of unity – a musical counterpoint to Muzaffarnagar

Chennai. Anil Srinivasan and Sharik Hasan are two musicians with different styles. They play the same instrument.

They hail from different faiths. They belong to the same country. 640 more words


Modi, Gita and the Dharma of a Prime Minister

3 September 2014

Siddharth Varadarajan

The Gita is one of India’s – and the world’s – oldest and greatest philosophical texts, and the range of ethical, moral and ontological questions it raises are as relevant to humanity today as they were to the ancients. 845 more words

Indian Politics