My generation of Indians has often been disappointed in our country, and we have sometimes despaired about the direction it was taking, but it’s been impossible for us to stop hoping. Our own past has trained us to see the silver lining. Opportunities we couldn’t imagine growing up in the 1970s and ’80s emerged from nowhere and changed our lives, and many of us believe history will keep repeating, with the pain of the pandemic shocking the economy out of its pre-Covid inertia. So it breaks my

JULY 24, 2019 15:17 IST The letter also states that the phrase “Jai Shri Ram” has been reduced to a “provocative war cry” The lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities must be stopped immediately, celebrities from various fields have said in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi while also stressing that there is “no democracy without dissent”. The letter, written by 49 eminent personalities, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, Shyam Benegal and Aparna Sen as well as vocalist Shubha Mudgal and historian Ramchandra

New Delhi| “My name is Rahul Kapoor. I am a Hindu. Hinduism is against all forms of violence. Save India from mob lynching,” when Rahul Kapoor, a social activist from Delhi firmly held this message in his hand while protesting at Jantar Mantar against the mob lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand, little did he know that such an identity-based counter-narrative as a form of protest against hate crimes would resonate so much with the masses that it would be seen and shared by millions

Karwan e Mohabbat’s journey of solidarity through a wounded India KARWAN E MOHABBAT·THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 There is an evil stalking our land, of hate and fear engineered by cynical politics. As lynchings threaten to grow into a national epidemic, minority communities are learning to endure an intense sense of foreboding – a lurking, unnamed, unspoken fear. This is not simply the apprehension of discrimination, it is the danger of imminent violence, of being vulnerable to attack anywhere – on a public road, in a bus

More than 150 Scientists Appeal to Citizens Let us vote to unify the people. Let us vote to spread the light of reason. April 3, 2019 The upcoming election is a crucial one. It asks for a re-affirmation of the most fundamental guarantees our Constitution gives us: equal rights to faith or lack thereof; culture; language; association; personal liberty and freedom of expression. These rights, even as they accrue to each of us individually, can only exist if they accrue to all Indian citizens — without partiality or discrimination. To defend these rights, we must

Civil rights groups showcase their resolve to counter hate mongering and demand accountability March 18, 2019 Janpatr On Monday 18th March, several civil and human rights organizations came together to organize a day long convention in Delhi’s Constitution Club. The programme titled ‘Steps Towards Hope’ was aimed to take stock of the last four and a half years of the Narendra Modi led Government and the need to strengthen constitutionally mandated citizens’ rights. It was organized by United Against Hate along with PVCHR, PUCL(Delhi), United Christian Forum,