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No clear wave in favour of Modi: Anna Hazare

Mar 22, 2014

No clear wave in favour of Modi: Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare today said that there was no clear wave in favour of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendera Modi. #Anna Hazare #NewsTracker #social activist #Narendera Modi
Professional hitmen were used to kill Dabholkar?

Aug 26, 2013

Professional hitmen were used to kill Dabholkar?

1400 people questioned for murder of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar, no clear leads yet #NewsTracker #Pune #social activist #Murder #Narendra Dabholkar #anti-superstition bill
Mrinal Gore, the 'Paniwali Bai' of Maharashtra, passes away

Jul 18, 2012

Mrinal Gore, the 'Paniwali Bai' of Maharashtra, passes away

Gore belonged to that special set of women who took to politics in a period when it was virtually unthinkable for women to be involved in public work. #InMemoriam #Maharashtra #social activist #Mrinal Gore
Confessions of a former social activist: A learning moment

May 07, 2012

Confessions of a former social activist: A learning moment

Yoginder Sikand has written a deeply honest essay baring his soul and the relentless negativity of social activists who advocate for the "oppressed." It represents an important learning moment for everyone, left, right and centre. #India #Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi #social activist #Yoginder Sikand #GoodReads
Arvind Kejriwal

Sep 30, 2014

Celeb activist Leonardo DiCaprio — his social cause will go on

He may not be king of the world, but Leonardo DiCaprio sure got its attention. Bearded and grim, there was little of happy-go-lucky Jack Dawson to be seen as DiCaprio took the podium September 23 at the United Nations Climate […... #United Nations #Leonardo DiCaprio #Jack Dawson
Arvind Kejriwal

Oct 01, 2014

Islamic militants behead captured Kurds in Syria

(AP) -- Activists say Islamic State militants have beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, including three women, captured in clashes near the Syria-Turkey border. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the nine Kurds were ... #Syria #Turkey #United Kingdom
Arvind Kejriwal

Sep 29, 2014

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

(AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters, some wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas, expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to lim... #China #Beijing #Hong Kong #Xi Jinping #Communist Party