Articles by: Dr Akhileshwari Ramagoud

Now is the time for the good people to speak out

Now is the time for the good people to speak out

Hyderabad, May 10–A crisis brings out the best and the worst in us. The Corona lockdown has done that. Not only that, the crisis has held up a mirror to us, showing both the good and bad in us. The best came out from among us as we showed kindness in thousands of ways to the less privileged fellow citizens:[Read More…]

May 10, 2020 India
Sow hate, and reap violence

Sow hate, and reap violence

  We have all been taught that love begets love. That might not be always true as many of us have learnt at great emotional costs. Is that true of hatred too? Does hatred sometimes beget love, or tolerance or benign indifference?  I wonder going by the events that have taken place across the country with the accession to power[Read More…]

October 26, 2018 Communal Harmony
Hindutva Poses the Greatest Threat to Women

Hindutva Poses the Greatest Threat to Women

   India is today standing on a precipice, staring at the grave danger of plunging into an ideology that threatens every single citizen. It threatens not just the minorities and the Hindu-oppressed lower castes but the majority of its citizens, the women. Both the ideology and the many pronouncements of  leaders of RSS and its many affiliates, confirm that women[Read More…]

October 12, 2018 Communal Harmony
When the Devil quotes the Scriptures..

When the Devil quotes the Scriptures..

Something is cooking in the RSS. Certainly, it is fishy (apologies to fish). Otherwise, why this turnabout? Why this change of heart? Out of nowhere.Even the Hindutva spokespeople have become civilized suddenly, giving up their abrasive, aggressive, intolerant rant as has been evident in the English language TV news channels. They are using more reasonable language, have toned down voices,[Read More…]

September 20, 2018 Communal Harmony
I am a Hindu and I love Muslims and Christians

I am a Hindu and I love Muslims and Christians

  As an Indian citizen, progressive or liberal call what you may, I feel alarmed at the atmosphere of hatred that has caught the nation by its throat. As a woman, feminist undoubtedly, I am full of foreboding at what the women of this country will face if the Hindutva followers get another term in office. As a true-blooded Hyderabadi,[Read More…]

September 11, 2018 Communal Harmony
On A Journey To Humanize Jinnah: Sheela Reddy On The Challenge of Understanding Jinnah Through His Disastrous Marriage

On A Journey To Humanize Jinnah: Sheela Reddy On The Challenge of Understanding Jinnah Through His Disastrous Marriage

What is important in life? The sages and wise women will tell you that the journey is important, not the destination. But ask veteran journalist and author Sheela Reddy and she will say both are important, the journey as much as the destination. She knows better, I guess, having both journeyed and having reached her destination of having published her[Read More…]

May 12, 2017 Book Review