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'We will keep winning': Trupti Desai, right-to-pray activist talks about gender equality in religion
India

'We will keep winning': Trupti Desai, right-to-pray activist talks about gender equality in religion

On Thursday, the Bombay High Court directed the State Government to allow the entry of women into temples. Trupti Desai in conversation with Firstpost.

Rhymes with reason: 'Kodaikanal Won't' rapper Sofia Ashraf on power of rap to effect change
Entertainment

Rhymes with reason: 'Kodaikanal Won't' rapper Sofia Ashraf on power of rap to effect change

Kodaikanal Won't rapper Sofia Ashraf tells us that she revels in using the spoken word form to effect social change

Twitter activism can help fight for racial justice
News & Analysis

Twitter activism can help fight for racial justice

With hashtag activism, the micro-blogging site Twitter has triggered the biggest ever push for racial justice the US has seen in decades, researchers report.

Don't grudge Kanhaiya Kumar his fame! The government thrust greatness on him
India

Don't grudge Kanhaiya Kumar his fame! The government thrust greatness on him

Stop envying him because unless something miraculous happens, Kanhaiya will soon fade away from headlines and TV channels. He will go back to where he was before the government thrust greatness upon him: Being a chhatra, shouting his slogans before stepping out in a world where jumlas mean nothing.

NGO crackdown: Govt puts Catholic charity Caritas on its watch list
India

NGO crackdown: Govt puts Catholic charity Caritas on its watch list

India has placed the Catholic charity Caritas on a government watch list, an official and news reports said Tuesday, in a growing crackdown on foreign organisations operating in the country.

Priya Pillai writes: Speaking out the most patriotic thing I have ever done
India

Priya Pillai writes: Speaking out the most patriotic thing I have ever done

In an exclusive post, Greenpeace India activist Priya Pillai writes about the Indian government's gag order against her and her right to defend the rights of tribals and protect the environment.

Greenpeace domestically funded, says ex-environment minister Ramesh
India

Greenpeace domestically funded, says ex-environment minister Ramesh

Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh today virtually backed the NGO Greenpeace in the backdrop of an Intelligence Bureau report warning that the NGO is a threat to the country's economic growth.

Pussy Riot member loses parole appeal, will stay in jail for another year
World

Pussy Riot member loses parole appeal, will stay in jail for another year

A member of Russian female punk group Pussy Riot lost her appeal for parole on Wednesday after nearly a year in prison for performing a protest song against President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral

Anonymous members jailed for card company attacks
News & Analysis

Anonymous members jailed for card company attacks

A 22-year-old member of the Anonymous movement has been jailed for 18 months for taking park in high-profile cyberattacks...

Sacrificing growth is a price worth paying for activism, says Anshu Jain
Economy

Sacrificing growth is a price worth paying for activism, says Anshu Jain

Jain prefers India's supply constraints to the West's demand-side problems that are structural in nature, but cautions that for the country to realise its true potential the government here needs to address this issue.

A leader of hacker group Anonymous arrested in Texas
News & Analysis

A leader of hacker group Anonymous arrested in Texas

A self-professed leader of the computer hacker group Anonymous was arrested by authorities in Dallas...

Vultures of opportunist activism are circling over Kudankalam
Breaking Views

Vultures of opportunist activism are circling over Kudankalam

Arvind Kejriwal and Gen VK Singh have blundered into the regressive agitation against the Kudankulam power plant without adequate application of mind.

The fight for online privacy needs more than flikes
Tech

The fight for online privacy needs more than flikes

Like an island constantly battered by government, business and hackers, your privacy is rapidly being eroded. It’s time to take action.

The fight for online privacy needs more than flikes
News & Analysis

The fight for online privacy needs more than flikes

Like an island constantly battered by government, business and hackers, your privacy is rapidly being eroded. It's time to take action.

'Hot air' activism and the war over climate change
World

'Hot air' activism and the war over climate change

Rival armies of activists, one with an alarmist view of climate change and the other that is sceptical of climate change theories, add colour - and noise - to the Durban conference proceedings.

Spain, Italy, Germany join Occupy Wall Street. India next?
World

Spain, Italy, Germany join Occupy Wall Street. India next?

While the representatives of the 99% in the west identify with each other through common losses of homes, jobs and security, India presents a typical developing country where the aspiring middle class seldom relates to the urban working class.

'This time it's personal': why Wall St protests will spread
Politics

'This time it's personal': why Wall St protests will spread

The Occupy Wall Street protest movement sweeping across America - and even to other countries - is a powerful symbol of the class wars that are raging in societies today.