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Book excerpt: Forget farmer suicide, are we looking at the death of farming?

May 01, 2015

Book excerpt: Forget farmer suicide, are we looking at the death of farming?

Human rights worker Harsh Mander tells the story of one man who tried to make a living as a farmer and what happened to him. This generation will pass somehow, but what about the next? asks Mander. This essay appears in the new book Looking Away- Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New India by Harsh Mander (Speaking Tiger). #BookExcerpt #Harsh Mander #Farmer suicide #farmer crisis #Looking Away- Inequality #Prejudice and Indifference
Delhi landlord and his family beat up Manipuri tenants

Mar 26, 2014

Delhi landlord and his family beat up Manipuri tenants

A Manipuri couple in the mid-20s was beaten up by their landlord in Delhi, police officials said on Wednesday. #NewsTracker #Racism #northeast India #Manipuri students #Manipuri tenants #People from Northeast India #Ethnic prejudices in Delhi
Somnath Bharti and AAPs vigilante justice problem

Jan 17, 2014

Somnath Bharti and AAPs vigilante justice problem

Prostitution racket or drug abuse fears aside, questions are being raised about the conduct of AAP minister and his volunteers. #HowThisWorks #Delhi #Uganda #Somnath Bharti #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #African #Vigilante justice #racial prejudice
Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in 2013 Reports

Dec 27, 2013

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in 2013 Reports

Hate crimes against Muslims have soared in the UK this year, especially after the brutal murder of a soldier by two Islamic extremists on the streets of south-east London in broad daylight, a report said today. #Religion #Islamophobia #Muslims #Hate crimes #Muslim Community #prejudice
Meet the Muslim frat boys of Alif Laam Meem

Sep 04, 2013

Meet the Muslim frat boys of Alif Laam Meem

Alif Laam Meem at the University of Texas is the first of its kind - a Muslim fraternity. The group shot into internet and media fame when they took to the streets to protest domestic violence against women earlier this year. #Islam #USA #Domestic violence #Muslim Community #religious discrimination #Texas University #prejudice
Why Mr Darcy is a nightmare for women writers

Jun 12, 2013

Why Mr Darcy is a nightmare for women writers

It's almost impossible to avoid the chick-lit label when you're a woman writer whose heroine is normal and doesn't go through unimaginable trauma. And then there's the problem of coming up with a romantic hero who is not Mr Darcy. #Literature #JustSaying #Chick lit #Jane Austen #Fitzwilliam Darcy #Pride and Prejudice #Elizabeth Bennet #women writers
Pride and Prejudice turns 200, Mr Darcy stays forever young

Jan 23, 2013

Pride and Prejudice turns 200, Mr Darcy stays forever young

Beyond the arrogance and the aloofness, Jane Austens Darcy had that one quality that women can rarely resist: vulnerability. He was emotionally unavailable and when he did love, it was so rare that a woman, even one as tough as nails as Elizabeth, was compelled to do what she knows she can do best: save him from himself. #Inpraiseof #Jane Austen #Fitzwilliam Darcy #Pride and Prejudice