No food was cooked in Savitri Devi’s house for three days preceding her starvation death

Report of inquiry into the death of Savitri Devi in Giridih, Jharkhand, by the Right to Food Campaign (Jharkhand):  Sixty-year-old Savitri Devi of Margadhi village in Chainpur Gram Panchayat of Dumri block of Giridih district died on 2 June 2018. As per media reports, she died of starvation. Members of Right to Food Campaign Jharkhand … More No food was cooked in Savitri Devi’s house for three days preceding her starvation death

A south-led multilateral development bank, AIIB should have its ears and eyes close to the ground

A note on the two-day civil society-sponsored people’s convention on infrastructure finance, organized on the eve of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) board meeting, to take place in Mumbai  on June 25-26, 2018:   Peoples Convention on Infrastructure Financing – A response to AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank) Annual Meeting is the coming together … More A south-led multilateral development bank, AIIB should have its ears and eyes close to the ground

The soil of the grave of Junaid, lynched a year ago in a moving train near Faridabad, is still wet!

A note on Aman ki Pahel and National Alliance of People’s Movements activists’ visit to the family of Junaid, who was lynched in train near Faridabad, Haryana, a year ago:  On 18th June, the first death anniversary of Hafiz Junaid, the members of “Aman ki Pahel”  and National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) met the family … More The soil of the grave of Junaid, lynched a year ago in a moving train near Faridabad, is still wet!

It is possible to employ the skills of yoga to worship Allah better and to be a better Muslim

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed* While I was at the international yoga summit of the Prajapita Brahamma Kumari Vishwvidlaya on June 21, on the occasion of the International Yoga Day, at the plush, nostalgic and holy Red Fort grounds to attend a gathering of more than 40,000 lovers of yoga from all faiths and cross sections … More It is possible to employ the skills of yoga to worship Allah better and to be a better Muslim

Seeking to invite massive investments, India’s water unsmart cities operate in policy vacuum

By Himanshu Thakkar* The urban water footprint in India is increasing in multiple ways. Rapid urbanisation predicted by experts is just unfolding. Per capita demands are going up. City water managers are looking at big storages for dependable source of water, such big storages are necessarily far off from the cities. Cities are also generating … More Seeking to invite massive investments, India’s water unsmart cities operate in policy vacuum

World Refugee Day: An occasion to demonstrate that hapless victims of violence are humans like us

By Fr Cedric Prakash sj* On World Refugee Day (20 June), the global community commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees who are forced to flee their homes because of war or persecution. It is also a chilling reminder that refugees, the forcibly displaced, have no choice of their own.We also need … More World Refugee Day: An occasion to demonstrate that hapless victims of violence are humans like us

Our home became so infested with us that Mother Earth had no choice but to serve us eviction notice

By Diken Patel* To Whom It Should Concern… We, the race known as humanity, have been relocated, due to unruly activity here on Mother Earth. The move was rather sudden, although the build up to it took ages. Our landlord was exceptionally patient with our behavior. We were not as kind. You may likely hear … More Our home became so infested with us that Mother Earth had no choice but to serve us eviction notice