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Not just AFSPA, force-feeding Irom Sharmila is also a bodily autonomy debate

Sep 01, 2014

Not just AFSPA, force-feeding Irom Sharmila is also a bodily autonomy debate

The manner of how the Indian state has dealt with Irom Sharmila is not just a debate about AFSPA but about what constitutes bodily autonomy. #HowThisWorks #Binayak Sen #Medha Patkar #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #fundamental rights #Right to life #Bodily autonomy #Constitutional rights
UN top human rights body asked to investigate alleged crimes by Islamic State

Sep 01, 2014

UN top human rights body asked to investigate alleged crimes by Islamic State

The UN's top human rights body is being asked to investigate the alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq. #World #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Human Rights #Crimes #islamic-state
India's Abe Is Narendra Modi's Japan fixation really such a good idea?

Sep 01, 2014

India's Abe Is Narendra Modi's Japan fixation really such a good idea?

There are more similarities between Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi than immediately apparent. But Japan's success has its limits, and Abenomics may not be the mantra for Modi to adopt. #India #Tokyo #Japan #Narendra Modi #ConnectTheDots #Hindu nationalism #Varanasi #World War II #Right wing #Shinzo Abe #Abenomics #Modinomics #Kyoto #Indian prime minister #nuclear cooperation
UNs human rights report on Ukraine bluntly spins facts Russia

Aug 30, 2014

UNs human rights report on Ukraine bluntly spins facts Russia

The latest report of office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights distorts the situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Russia #UN #Human Rights #Ukraine

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 02, 2014

A Win for Chris Kirk, and a Boost for Others

Aside from Chris Kirk, the Deutsche Bank Championship winner, there were the handful of players who played well enough earn the right to play next week in the BMW Championship... #BMW #Deutsche Bank #Chris Kirk
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 01, 2014

U.N. Rights Council Looks at ISIS Abuses in Iraq

The top United Nations advocate for children afflicted by war said ISIS was using them as informers, sentries and, in some cases, suicide bombers... #Iraq #United Nations #United Nations Human Rights Council
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Sep 01, 2014

Mehta: For Jets WR David Nelson, life breaking just right

Looking back every day gives David Nelson perspective. So much has happened since Sept. 9, 2012, when he wondered whether one moment in time would change everything... #Iraq #United Nations #United Nations Human Rights Council