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On the politics of hunger: In the midst of a lockdown and humanitarian crisis, notes from practising a meditative fast
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On the politics of hunger: In the midst of a lockdown and humanitarian crisis, notes from practising a meditative fast

Contemplate the politics of hunger; availability of food for all individual, community food practices; the vegan politics; vegetarianism; the beef ban; hunger strikes and who is able to do them or lead them and why, in a country like India.

Trade unions to go on strike on 22 May to protest against labour laws suspension; seek immediate relief to stranded workers
Business

Trade unions to go on strike on 22 May to protest against labour laws suspension; seek immediate relief to stranded workers

While Uttar Pradesh suspended major labour laws, Madhya Pradesh has tweaked some rules amid the lockdown to spur economic activities.

Priests go on indefinite fast against Cardinal George Alencherry: All you need to know about church land row
India

Priests go on indefinite fast against Cardinal George Alencherry: All you need to know about church land row

Priests of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly launched a hunger strike against Major Archbishop and Cardinal George Alencherry and demanded his resignation.

Chandrababu Naidu got what he wanted with Delhi protest: Opposition support and reaction from Amit Shah
Politics

Chandrababu Naidu got what he wanted with Delhi protest: Opposition support and reaction from Amit Shah

Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu took his protest for special category status for the state to Delhi on Monay, when he staged a 12-hour dharna at Andhra Bhavan. In these 12 hours, nearly two dozen Opposition leaders flocked to the protest seemingly to show solidarity for Naidu's cause.

Andhra special status protest: Chandrababu Naidu needs Mamata Banerjee's support to remain relevant to national politics
Politics

Andhra special status protest: Chandrababu Naidu needs Mamata Banerjee's support to remain relevant to national politics

With the Lok Sabha polls inching closer, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu seems to be left without any strong allies

N Chandrababu Naidu to sit on day-long hunger strike in New Delhi to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh
Politics

N Chandrababu Naidu to sit on day-long hunger strike in New Delhi to demand special status for Andhra Pradesh

TDP president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu will sit on a day-long hunger strike in the national capital.

Modi will 'be held responsible' if anything happens to me, says Anna Hazare as his fast continues on 5th day
India

Modi will 'be held responsible' if anything happens to me, says Anna Hazare as his fast continues on 5th day

Social activist Anna Hazare's indefinite hunger strike entered the fifth day on Sunday even as villagers blocked a state highway in support of his agitation in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, leading to traffic jams in the area.

Anna Hazare’s blood pressure, blood sugar levels spike significantly as hunger strike enters third day
India

Anna Hazare’s blood pressure, blood sugar levels spike significantly as hunger strike enters third day

On the third day of Anna Hazare's hunger strike, his doctor stated that the 81-year-old's blood pressure and blood sugar levels had significantly increased

Lokpal case in SC today: Appointment of ombudsman likely to be delayed further as search panel hasn't met in 3 months
India

Lokpal case in SC today: Appointment of ombudsman likely to be delayed further as search panel hasn't met in 3 months

As directed by the Supreme Court, the Centre submitted an affidavit, informing it that a search committee had been formed. But reports said the panel has not met in the past 100 days.

Tajinder Bagga ends hunger strike protesting against Kamal Nath becoming MP chief minister, says struggle will continue
Politics

Tajinder Bagga ends hunger strike protesting against Kamal Nath becoming MP chief minister, says struggle will continue

Tajinder Bagga had started an indefinite hunger strike on Monday, when Nath was administered oath of office as Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

AAI employees to intensify protest against privatisation of six airports; bidders to be finalised on 28 Feb
Business

AAI employees to intensify protest against privatisation of six airports; bidders to be finalised on 28 Feb

Earlier last week, hundreds of AAI employees from across airports in the country observed a three-day relay hunger strike to protest the airport privatisation move.

Hardik Patel takes fast into 15th day from hospital; Sharad Yadav says fight requires strength after meeting Patidar leader
India

Hardik Patel takes fast into 15th day from hospital; Sharad Yadav says fight requires strength after meeting Patidar leader

Hardik Patel, who is on a hunger strike from 25 August, was admitted to a hospital on Friday after his health deteriorated.

Hardik Patel unveils his 'will' on ninth day of hunger strike demanding Patidar quota, farm loan waiver
India

Hardik Patel unveils his 'will' on ninth day of hunger strike demanding Patidar quota, farm loan waiver

Patidar leader Hardik Patel launched his hunger strike on 25 August, the third anniversary of his mega pro-quota rally in Gujarat's Ahmedabad that had turned violent.

Hardik Patel begins indefinite fast to seek Patidar quota; Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee may extend support
Politics

Hardik Patel begins indefinite fast to seek Patidar quota; Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee may extend support

Hardik Patel began an indefinite fast at his sprawling farmhouse on Saturday to press for quota for the community

Jadavpur University sit-in: West Bengal Governor, VC urge students to call off hunger strike
India

Jadavpur University sit-in: West Bengal Governor, VC urge students to call off hunger strike

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who is also Chancellor of the Jadavpur University (JU), on Monday expressed concern over the health of the students, who had been observing hunger strike over the past three days in protest against the institute's new admission procedure.

Manipur University students and teachers begin relay hunger strike, seek removal of V-C Adya Prasad Pandey
India

Manipur University students and teachers begin relay hunger strike, seek removal of V-C Adya Prasad Pandey

Since 30 May the Manipur University Students' and Teachers' union are holding sit-in protests and rallies in the campus demanding the removal of the vice chancellor

Jadavpur University students' union members reject V-C's call to end hunger strike until admission procedures reconsidered
India

Jadavpur University students' union members reject V-C's call to end hunger strike until admission procedures reconsidered

Somashree Choudhury, the chairperson of AFSU, said the indefinite strike by the 20 students of the arts faculty would continue till the time the authorities of Jadavpur University consider their decision.

TDP MP Ramesh ends 10-day hunger strike protesting Centre's move to 'scrap' Kadapa steel plant project
Politics

TDP MP Ramesh ends 10-day hunger strike protesting Centre's move to 'scrap' Kadapa steel plant project

TDP Rajya Sabha MP CM Ramesh had been on a hunger strike to demand that the Centre set up a steel plant in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district.

AAP-L-G standoff in Delhi ends: Arvind Kejriwal's theory that he's victim of very system he serves finds no takers
Politics

AAP-L-G standoff in Delhi ends: Arvind Kejriwal's theory that he's victim of very system he serves finds no takers

Of the many predictable things about Arvind Kejriwal's dharna at the residence of Delhi lieutenant-governor Anil Baijal, perhaps the most predictable is its timing.