Familial response to conflicts and unmitigated disasters of the present pandemic kind

Being around family validates academic claims of the role of social unit during a calamity By Abhimanyu Hazarika* The Fast and Furious series of action films is replete with problematic content amidst its entertainment, but one positive aspect it harps on is keeping family first. Often seen as a bastion of the conservative end of … More Familial response to conflicts and unmitigated disasters of the present pandemic kind

‘India divided between Mahommedan and Hindoo, between tribe and tribe, between caste and caste’

On May 5, 2020 fell the 202nd birth anniversary of Karl Marx, who has gone in history as perhaps one of the world’s most influential intellectuals and revolutionaries.  We reproduce below what Marx said about what Britain was doing in India in an article he wrote on July 22, 1853, first published in the “New-York … More ‘India divided between Mahommedan and Hindoo, between tribe and tribe, between caste and caste’

This time of disaster is a God-given opportunity to unite, putting aside caste, creed differences

Statement by Dharmik Jan Morcha, a multi-religious representative forum of Telangana, on “public appeal in the time of COVID-19 pandemic”, signed by  Rev Fr Anthony Raj Thumma, coordinator, Dharmik Jan Morcha, Telangana;   Mohammed Sadiq Ahmed, coordinator, Dharmik Jan Morcha, Telangana; Krishna Rao, Shankarmutt (Manager); and Venkat Rao, Staya Sai Baba Temple, state president: Dharmik Jan Morcha (DJM) is … More This time of disaster is a God-given opportunity to unite, putting aside caste, creed differences

RIP, Asrar Jamayee! A Mazahiya shair… which is what distinguished him from others

By Mohammed Wajihuddin* Letter to a dead poet.. Dear Asrar Jamayee, Some of my friends complain that I keep writing letters to the dead people. But I cannot stop myself from dashing this missive off to you now that you are no more. It is a closure to the pains that had grounded you, put … More RIP, Asrar Jamayee! A Mazahiya shair… which is what distinguished him from others

‘We come to you today imploring that you heal all those who are affected in any way’

Prayer* in the time of pandemic We come to you today dear heavenly and loving Father as your children, as one family with deep faith and a total surrender to your will We come to you today at a time when our world is gripped with the pandemic due to COVID 19 thousands have died … More ‘We come to you today imploring that you heal all those who are affected in any way’

Niraj Gera’s photographs capture mesmerizing love story of a visually impaired couple

By Janvi Asnani ‘The voice of blind people hasn’t been heard’.  India home to 20 per cent of world’s visually impaired.  International award winning photographer Niraj Gera who is known for his photo series  did a powerful photo series this valentine day ‘Sacred love’ comprising of 13 images depicting the mesmerizing love story of a 21-year … More Niraj Gera’s photographs capture mesmerizing love story of a visually impaired couple

Stone tools show humans in India survived the cataclysmic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago

By Chris Clarkson*, Michael Petraglia** About 74,000 years ago a volcanic eruption at what is now Lake Toba in Sumatra, Indonesia, created one of the most dramatic natural disasters of the past 2 million years. The plume of the eruption punched 30 kilometres or more into the sky, eventually blanketing much of India and parts … More Stone tools show humans in India survived the cataclysmic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago