Seema Chishti


Upward mobility: Muslims down; SCs, STs up; upper-caste & OBCs unchanged
Fri, Sep 21, 2018

The study also says that mobility levels for African Americans in US are better than those for Muslims in India but the movement of Dalits and Scheduled Tribes is comparable to that of African-Americans.

Colleagues on Justice Gogoi: ‘He is a no-nonsense judge… a big heart who thinks with his mind’
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

As Justice Ranjan Gogoi gets set on course to meet this destiny, his colleagues in the topmost court term him as “a man of few words, strong and deep convictions and also a man of action. He speaks little but acts.”

Elgaar Parishad probe: Concocted to criminalise me, activists, says Sudha Bharadwaj
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

“I categorically state that I have never given Rs 50,000 to hold any programme in Moga. Nor do I know any Com. Ankit who is in touch with Kashmiri separatists,” Sudha Bharadwaj wrote.

The Wars They Lived
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

Battles rage and freedom cries ring loud as people live and love in fictional Pipli town, in this novel set in the 1940s

Simultaneous polls: Law panel raises questions, says need for more debate
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The Law Commission said it was doing this with the “intention to initiate a healthy and sustainable debate on the issue” since simultaneous polls are “not possible within the existing framework of the Constitution”.

Elgaar Parishad probe: House arrest for Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakha means police move in and watch 24 x 7
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

On Thursday, the first day after the Supreme Court order, the police stayed inside the house, watching and monitoring everything they did.

Elgar Parishad event: Arrests undermine basics of democracy, says former CJI RM Lodha
Thu, Aug 30, 2018

He said the arrests were “an attack on freedom of speech... and an act to undermine the fundamentals of Constitutional democracy”.

Indian rationalism, Charvaka to Narendra Dabholkar
Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Investigations and a series of arrests made by the Maharashtra ATS and Karnataka Police point to connections among these murders, and suggest the involvement of radical Hindutva groups.

We Need to Talk: How Hindi cinema has held a mirror to ourselves
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Do films echo reality? Or do they influence the reality? And can a film like Mulk get viewers to change their thinking?

Why Vajpayee was indispensable for Jan Sangh, BJP
Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: His role in making Sangh ideology palatable to India beyond its core supporters is what made his contribution crucial.

One nation, one election: Law panel set to clear joint polls, flag key amendments
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Indications are that the recommendation will be part of the final report which will be submitted to the government by the commission before its term ends on August 31.

Staging Gandhi-Tagore letters to teach India how to debate
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

A play based on the letters Tagore and Gandhi wrote to each other has a lesson on how we can agree and disagree.

Interview with Pronab Sen: There needs to be some distance between govt and statistical system
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

India does not have a chief statistician after T C A Anant, the last to hold office, retired in January this year. Sen spoke to Seema Chishti on the importance of good data collection and the role of the CSI in a country like India.

Words are all we have: Bollywood lyricist Neeraj’s beautiful collection of poems
Sun, Jul 29, 2018

“Bhaavuk Etahwi”, born Gopaldas Saxena, aka “Neeraj”, was another name able to hold his own. The lyricist is remembered for his memorable Hindi film songs, but it’s his poetry that needs to be explored.

Marriage to jobs, new study says more women on the move across the country
Wed, Jul 25, 2018

These are among the findings in a new paper, which indicates that Indian women are travelling more within the country — primarily for economic reasons and better employment — often alone and at a higher rate than men.

The Urdu Press: Congress and Muslims
Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Shakeel Shamsi, the editor of Inquilab, has issued a clarification about Rahul Gandhi’s statement published by the paper on July 12.

Lyricist and poet Gopal Das Saxena ‘Neeraj’ dies at 93
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Active till well after he crossed the age of 90, Neeraj had a short stint as a lyricist in Hindi cinema, but his writings left a mark on those born well after he had left Mumbai

Hamid Ansari responds to farewell barb: ‘Many felt PM Narendra Modi comment not accepted practice’
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

Hamid Ansari said, “The PM spoke a lot and was fulsome in his praise too. I responded in my speech, including a sher (couplet) at the end — but then his army of supporters feasted on it.”

Professor Martha Nussbaum interview: ‘Govts must make it clear that hate crimes are unacceptable… This is not taking place’
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

The (Indian) Constitution is an admirable document, and (B R) Ambedkar designed it to be the protector of minorities. But the legal profession, the courts, the police, need to live up to the values it contains, said Martha.

Only 12 of 23 Supreme Court judges have disclosed their assets: Official website
Mon, Jul 02, 2018

According to the website, all the judges, who have declared their assets, own some land. It shows that the top two judges don’t own a car.