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Dr. Pushpa M Bhargava: A Life for Science

— Om Prasad On the 1st of August, well known molecular biologist Dr. Pushpa M Bhargava passed away. He was 89 years old and had not been keeping well of... (read full text)

Science and More Professor Yash Pal

— Radhika Menon (26 November 1926 – 24 July 2017) Professor Yash Pal in an interview for the film ‘ A life in science’ by Yousuf Saeed, remarks that if... (read full text)

Illegally Locked Out Tea Garden Workers Hoist Tricolour, Assam Police Books Them For “Disrespect To The Indian National Flag”!

Workers protesting the prolonged illegal lockout in Bargaon tea garden in Bishwanath district, Sonitpur, Assam observed Independence Day by hoisting the national tricolor – with male workers keeping the upper... (read full text)

Serial Sewer Deaths and the Swachh Bharat Sham

PM Modi launched his Swachh Bharat mission on Independence Day – 15 August 2014. In the weeks immediately before and after 15 August 2017, a series of Dalit men have... (read full text)

The Call of August 15, 2017: Resist the Dictatorial Design of Modi Raj

This 15th of August will be the fourth Independence Day with Narendra Modi as India’s Prime Minister. On August 15, 2014 when a newly elected Narendra Modi delivered his first... (read full text)

Mandsaur To Jantar Mantar: Kisan Mukti Yatra

The ‘Kisan Mukti Yatra’ (March for Peasant Liberation) by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Samanvay Samiti (All India Farmers Struggle Coordination Committee) in memory of the farmers killed in police... (read full text)

GST: Another Recipe For Increased Inequality And Deeper Economic Crisis

The much-trumpeted Goods and Services Tax has come into effect since July 1. It has been on the anvil for more than a decade. In that sense it stands in... (read full text)

Modi’s Israel Visit: A Betrayal of Democratic Principles

Radhika Krishnan “I have to take care of interests of India. I need more water. Clean water. Where will I get it? Ramallah? No”: This is what Indian Prime Minister... (read full text)

Basirhat Riots: Reject Hate, Strengthen Harmony

An offensive social media post triggering tension and violence is an unfortunate but fairly common occurrence in today’s India. But the story unfolding in and around the sleepy small town... (read full text)

Dismal Report Card

Three Months of BJP Government in Uttarakhand Indresh Maikhuri The BJP came to power in Uttarakhand with a landslide victory in the March 2017 Assembly elections, securing 57 out of... (read full text)

Amarnath Killings: Rebuff Communal And Divisive Propaganda

A heinous terrorist attack on 10 July killed seven Amarnath pilgrims in the Kashmir Valley. In an encouraging affirmation of humanity against hate, this attack has met with universal condemnation... (read full text)

Adani SLAPP Costs EPW Editor His Job

A legal notice served by Gautam Adani’s lawyer to India’s leading academic journal, the Economic And Political Weekly, led to the journal’s trustees pushing its editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta to... (read full text)

Two Mahadalits Convicted Under Draconian Prohibition Law In Bihar

The draconian provisions of Bihar’s prohibition law have started wreaking havoc on the poor. Just like Swacch Bharat and Note Ban, ‘Liquor Ban’ also hits the poor and oppressed the... (read full text)

The Period Leave Debate: Women Can Dance Fine, It’s The Yard That Is Skewed And Needs Correction

Kavita Krishnan (This is an abridged version of a piece that appeared in scroll.in on 23 July 2017) A Mumbai-based media company Culture Machine announced a new policy of offering... (read full text)

Wave of Protests Against Spate of Communal Mob Lynchings

On 22 June evening 15-year-old Junaid was lynched to death near Ballabhgarh on a Mathura-bound train from Delhi. Junaid and his brothers were returning home after doing some shopping for... (read full text)

‘Azaadi Kooch’ Marks One Year of Una Resistance To Gau-Goons

Marking one year since the public stripping and flogging of Dalits by a mob of cow-goons in Una, Gujarat, the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) called for an Azaadi Kooch... (read full text)

Reading Ambedkar in Modi’s India

Dipankar Bhattacharya As part of its ‘appropriation of icons’ drive, the BJP is keen to appropriate Ambedkar in the service of Hindutva. We are told that Ambedkar stood for a... (read full text)


Attack by BJP-Supported Goons on AIPWA and CPI(ML) Leader Comrade Jeera Bharti Comrade Jeera Bharti is a leader of the CPI(ML) and All India Progressive Women’s Association (AIPWA) in Mirzapur... (read full text)

Justice For Zafar: Freedom From Bullying

Editorial: Mohammad Akhlaque, Majlum Ansari, Imteyaz Khan, Pehlu Khan, Sheikh Naim, Mohammad Halim, Mohammad Sajjad, Uttam Verma, Ganesh Gupta and now Zafar Hussein. Yet another horrific case of mob lynching... (read full text)

Salute the Memory of Comrade Zafar

End Bullying and Shaming Tactics in ‘Swacch Bharat’ Campaign Red Salute to Com. Zafar Comrade Zafar gave his life defending the dignity of the poor and of women – in... (read full text)