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China uses veto power in destroying Modi’s dream

For the last ten years, blind followers in India and abroad have been claiming that India`s global image under Modi`s leadership is heightened. It is further claimed that the world leaders are giving more importance to India than the previous…

India

Ensure nutritional security

Nutritional security is essential for all-round development of an individual and the society. Only a physically and mentally healthy person can contribute for growth of the nation. Therefore it is…

World

Julian Assange’s Day in Court

Julian Assange’s lawyers — in a final bid on Tuesday to stop his extradition — fought valiantly to poke holes in the case of the prosecution to obtain an appeal.…

Globalisation

Human Rights

Imperialism

Bombing Muslims for Peace

Like many American boys of the baby-boomer generation, I played “war” with those old, olive-drab, plastic toy soldiers meant to evoke our great victory over the Nazis and “the Japs”…

Sorry, But Not Sorry in Somalia

In war, people die for absurd reasons or often no reason at all. They die due to accidents of birth, the misfortune of being born in the wrong place — Cambodia or Gaza, Afghanistan or Ukraine —…

Communal Harmony

Climate Change

Warmest January on record

In the battle to slow global warming, January was the hottest month on record according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday, 15 February 2024. Global precipitation reached a…

Environmental Protection

Counter Solutions

Can the Kids Change Our World?

“All Americans owe them a debt for — if nothing else — releasing the idealism locked so long inside a nation that has not recently tasted the drama of a…

Explaining the Commons Economy

The word ‘commons’ can mean different things to different people. We’ve been working with specialists to help build the commons economy, so we’d like to concisely describe what we mean,…

Resource Crisis

The Gritty Reality of Solar Power

by Priti Gulati Cox and Stan Cox Time is fast running out. The world’s affluent nations, with their abundant greenhouse emissions, have to finally drag themselves across the starting line…

Patriarchy

A Letter to Pranshu

Dear Pranshu, I didn’t know you before your suicide on November 21, 2023. I saw your Diwali reel in which you wore a saree – you looked beautiful. I don’t…

Intersectional Feminism: An Insight

Intersectionality Theory was first developed in 1970-80 by a group of African-American feminist activists who accused the women’s movement of abandoning Black women. Discriminatory evils like racism and sexism aren’t…

Palestine

South Asia

Two Events On South Asia At WSF, Kathmandu

Dear friends, We have the pleasure of inviting you to 2 events (details below) that we are organizing in the World Social Forum (WSF), to be held in Bhrikutimandap in central Kathmandu, 15-19 Feb. If any…

Annihilate Caste

Life/Philosophy

Arts/Literature

Bride of Palestine

It was hardTo lift PoetryOut of the grave It was so veryHeavy It was difficult to findUnderneath the rubbleUnderneath the lies Its lips of ironIts hair of plutonium So stillIn…

A Felon In The Matrix

RespectNo one SpitIn the judge'sFace Give the fingerTo the police SlapThe president MistrustThe doctor Tell the lawyerTo shut up And the priestTo stop lying No figureOf authorityIs what they seem…

Keep Your Eyes Open

Pay attentionTo what you see You see a peopleBeing murdered You see a landBeing blotted You see a dreamBeing slaughtered You see thisAnd you believe In your presidentsAnd your chancellorsAnd…

Two Beasts

There is a paradoxIn the heart of the world There are two beastsThat contend for dominion One is ferocious and bloodyAnd knows no pityOnly vengeance The other is magicalOf infinite…

Touchstones

It is good to joinwhat should be joinedand it is good to partwhat should be parted. It is evil to joinwhat should not be joinedand to partwhat should not be…

Book Review

On Reading Nabokov’s Lolita

I finished reading Nabokov’s Lolita again after many years, and this time it was strange reading it as the mother of an eleven-year old daughter. There are some books that…

Editor's Picks

Adieu, Amma!

My Amma (Malayalam word for Mother) passed away on August 22, 2023 at 3.10 AM. It is always difficult  to deal with the passing of a parent, that too one’s…

Farewell to Sasi etta, brother K.P. Sasi

Our beloved K.P.Sasi is no more. Filmmaker, cartoonist, writer, mentor, friend and above all tireless activist championing the cause of every underdog, Sasi breathed his last, mid-afternoon this Christmas day…

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