India Today has published a survey which claims to reflect the “Mood of the Nation”. This survey was conducted by a market research agency Karvy Insights between January 3-13, 2021. A total of 12,232 interviews were conducted - 67 % in rural and 33 % in urban areas - across 97 Lok Sabha and 194 Assembly constituencies in 19 states.
23 January 2021 marks the 125th birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. As we celebrate this historic occasion, it is time we went back to the core vision and legacy of this great hero of India's freedom movement.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan has proposed that every woman stepping out of her home be required to register herself with her local police station so that the police can track her for her safety.
In the wake of the Delhi bus gangrape in 2012-13, hundreds of young Indians joined the anti-rape movement. Through their rage and exhaustion ran a bright thread of hope: a promise of social awakening and institutional change. For the first time ever, society was tuning into the women’s movement’s concerns about rape culture, victim blaming, and attacks on women’s autonomy in the name of safety.
The pandemonic scenario in our country -- indeed on our planet -- is stubbornly refusing to move out of dangerous territory.
AFTER delivering a more than 100-page verdict holding Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for two tweets, Justice Arun Mishra and his colleagues finally issued another long judgement to pronounce the quantum of sentence. Prashant Bhushan was asked to pay a fine of one rupee by 15 September or serve a prison sentence of three months along with an embargo of three years on his legal practice.
The Vikas Dubey Phenomenon: Criminal-Police-Politician Nexus and Encounter Raj Imperil the Rule of Law in Uttar Pradesh
The Vikas Dubey episode marks more than yet another entry in the lengthening list of ‘encounter’ killings in Uttar Pradesh. It illustrates key principles of the dominant model of statecraft in today’s India and explains some important basics of what is popularly called the criminal-police-politician nexus. It points to a new level of criminalization of politics, and crisis and collapse of constitutional governance.