Martin Macwan on how India can take inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement

By Johanna Deeksha* Despite the raging pandemic that is threatening our life, the African-American community took over the streets of the United States protesting for a freedom that the world had assumed they had won in 1865. Too many from the community had been murdered, abused, exploited, robbed, harassed and threatened for too long, and … Continue reading Martin Macwan on how India can take inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement

Online education and knowledge work amidst intensified alienation triggered by Covid-19 crisis

By Pritha Chandra* During Covid-19 times, the ‘social distancing’ catchphrase has invaded every aspect of our lives. Public space has been fragmented into individualized, quarantined units, intensifying social relations as aggregates of their discretized interactions. Unlike other pandemics of yesteryears, Covid-19 has given a tremendous push to technology to secure social distancing. In the field … Continue reading Online education and knowledge work amidst intensified alienation triggered by Covid-19 crisis

We need judicial institution which guarantees costless justice to citizens in time bound manner

By Santosh Gedam* The constitution can be summarised as a supreme public policy document adopted by the founding fathers of our country in the historic constituent assembly (CA). The task of the CA was limited to crafting the constitution as envisioned by them for the newly created nation. The constitution is hailed as one of … Continue reading We need judicial institution which guarantees costless justice to citizens in time bound manner

Premature release of Manu Sharma sends message: Fit of anger can destroy many years

By Sanjeev Sirohi* We finally see that Manu Sharma aged 43 years who was serving life sentence for the sensational murder of model Jessica Lal in a city restaurant in 1999 is now out of jail after the Lieutenant Governor approved his premature release as well as 18 other convicts. Following the May 28 order … Continue reading Premature release of Manu Sharma sends message: Fit of anger can destroy many years

Dalit Foundation creating young brigades to continue struggle with a positive approach

Forum Asia interview with Pradip G More, Deputy Director, Dalit Foundation, and member, Forum Asia, on his human rights journey with the Dalit community and how he works to inspire and nurture the new generation of changemakers: How did you become involved with human rights? And how did you become involved with Forum Asia? During … Continue reading Dalit Foundation creating young brigades to continue struggle with a positive approach

Clarion call for National Employment Policy: Creating Atmanirbhar Bharat amidst Covid-19

By Prof Balwant Singh Mehta and Dr. Arjun Kumar* In the past, most policy documents pertaining to conceive a National Employment Policy (NEP), by and large, have been suggestive in nature. There is an urgent need for a comprehensive NEP based on responsive real-time data analysis integrating sectors that will help emerge sectoral employment policies … Continue reading Clarion call for National Employment Policy: Creating Atmanirbhar Bharat amidst Covid-19

Vikash Dubey encounter: Portrayed as instant justice, vernacular media stoops to a new low

By Abhay Kumar* While covering the encounter of the gangster Vikas Dubey by Uttar Pradesh (UP) police, the mainstream Indian media – particularly Hindi newspapers – appears to have condoned the extra-judicial killing. They have again failed to act as a defender of civil rights. The diseased, Dubey’s, criminal life spanned 30 years. He has … Continue reading Vikash Dubey encounter: Portrayed as instant justice, vernacular media stoops to a new low