Mander is a human rights worker and writer
In its journey to the sites of lynchings across states, the Karwan-e-Mohabbat found a stark waning of compassion and solidarity
Across the country, chilling replays of Dadri. And a long way to go before love or justice can prevail.
India has witnessed hate attacks in the past. What is new is the frequency and the normalisation of this lynching, in a growing aggressively majoritarian political and social environment.
So was he to those who travelled with him on the train that day. Yet they left him to die
More, not less, public money must be spent on inclusive education that encourages independent thinking
Government resolve to continue to use pellet guns against protesters in Kashmir is deeply troubling.
In India, voices of public protest against hate-mongering targeting Muslims have been far too muted and infrequent
Demonetisation is hurting rural India, drying up wages, household supplies and food
Distress brought about by demonetisation is most for those who struggle each day to find poorly-paid work.
Rather than fighting for those displaced by the Muzaffarnagar riots, it appears to be parroting majoritarian, communal stereotyping.
Those exiled from their villages have endured two bleak winters in makeshift camps. By the third year, this expulsion from their homelands has become permanent.
In a rare interview, Irom Sharmila admitted that what she missed most desperately was simply being with people
The amended act legalises the bulk of child labour while claiming to do the opposite.
Hindutva terror is as grave a threat to the Indian people as Islamist terror. Both must entail impartial investigation and fair trials.
The suffering of millions does not create public outrage, much less government accountability.
There is a mounting employment crisis in India. The current growth model, built on large private investments, cannot address the problem.
Rohith, Kanhaiya and Umar have a lesson for a divided country — about the paramount value of solidarity.
We have turned our back to the intense food and drinking water distress across states
This relates to the National Interest article,The bleeding heartless,by Shekhar Gupta (IE,June 1). In the article,it is mentioned that Padma
Sister Cyril claims herself to be a very practical human. She writes: "Look, I'm practical. Here we're all practical. A lot of foreigners go out to places like Eastern Bypass (in Kolkata), take one look at the living conditions and say, 'poor things, poor things'. I say, don't pity them, do something for them!"