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Articles by: Parvin Sultana

Conscience for Sale: What the Cobrapost sting tells us?

Conscience for Sale: What the Cobrapost sting tells us?

A year after Cobrapost did a sting operation on the premier media houses of the country and showed how they were willing to act as propaganda machines and even go to the extent of communal polarisation in exchange of money, it came out with Operation Karaoke, another sting operation which exposed some three dozen Bollywood actors as well as TV[Read More…]

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Kashmir Attack: Few Questions that We Must Ask

Kashmir Attack: Few Questions that We Must Ask

The Pulwama attack on CRPF convoy on 14th February which left 42 CRPF personnel dead left the entire country numb with shock and pain. The families of the martyrs are still struggling to come to terms with such loss. The immediate response from the government and the opposition of putting a united front in favour of national security was a[Read More…]

What ails India’s women farmers?

What ails India’s women farmers?

If one questions — what do women know about farming and agriculture, the answer will be pretty much everything. Women’s contribution to agriculture all across the world is exemplary. According to United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, if women had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20-30%. Nevertheless women continue[Read More…]

India’s #MeToo Moment

India’s #MeToo Moment

Last year when more than 70 women came out with allegations of sexual harassment against celebrated movie producer Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo Movement originally started by Tarana Burke succeeded in grabbing headlines. But Weinstein was not the only one who faced such accusations. Many other actors were accused of sexual harassment. Some like Kevin Spacey of House of Cards fame[Read More…]

The Politics Of Eviction In Assam

The Politics Of Eviction In Assam

A year back the newly elected government in Assam started an eviction drive to free government land of illegal encroachers. While it started with Kaziranga, very soon such drives were carried out all over the state. The government initiative led to a mixed response from people. While many hailed it as a required initiative to save forest land and ensure[Read More…]

NRC Row In Assam: On Asking The Right Questions

NRC Row In Assam: On Asking The Right Questions

Assamese media has been time and again criticized for sidelining media ethics while reporting. In a latest case, they have continued with such behavior. A month back a meeting was held in Delhi to discuss some important issues related to Assam. The updating of National Register of Citizens and the persisting delay in the process was to be discussed. Some[Read More…]