Madhu Kishwar's 'free sex' jibe against Rahul Gandhi's promises is likely aimed at the concept of free love
Back when Madhu Kishwar was young and woke, the counterculture of the West had enshrined ‘free love’.
JNU Academic Council member and scholar-activist Madhu Kishwar on Saturday said the controversial resolution on compulsory attendance "was not passed in the council", contradicting the administration's version
Delhi HC refuses to give interim protection from arrest to activist Madhu Kishwar in defamation case
The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to grant interim protection from arrest to activist Madhu Kishwar, against whom a non-bailable warrant has been issued by a Srinagar court in a criminal defamation case.
SC allows Madhu Kishwar to attend defamation case proceedings at Srinagar through video-conferencing
The SC has permitted activist Madhu Kishwar to participate in court proceedings at Srinagar through video-conferencing from a Delhi court
The petition puts forward a pretty skewed representation of the anti-rape law, by projecting the idea that rape cases are easy to win, when, in fact, rape convictions were at a five-year low last year.
When Kanhaiya Kumar captured the nation’s imagination with his televised speech at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus after his release from police custody, it appeared to be nothing more than a storm in a tea-cup because the grounds for his arrest were silly. In the subsequent days, Kanhaiya, however, gained considerable eyeballs and heavyweight fans across the country
You may love or hate Narendra Modi, but you can’t ignore him. It’s better not to underestimate Modi – this was the crux of the heated discussion that kept the audience at Times LitFest in Delhi on Monday glued to their seats for over an hour.
Controversial writer Rajiv Malhotra has succeeded where others failed. He has reminded the Indian right wing of the virtues of free speech. Courtesy Malhotra, the book-burning cabals and poster-tearing hooligans of India are rallying around the very right whose value they once questioned. Writer-activist Madhu Kishwar is currently spearheading a campaign against, well, another campaign demanding that Malhotra's books be pulped for allegedly plagiarising the work of several western scholars.
The statistics and facts are startling, for sure. But are they reason enough to scrap the FCRA? Yes, felt most of the participants in the conference Towards a Rational Government Policy for NGOs organized by Indic Studies Network, CSDS, at India International Centre in the national capital on Saturday.
As ghar wapsi rhetoric gathers steam, the PM’s silence gets louder. And the public pundits, many of whom sick and tired of the UPA sarkar, had thrown their weight behind Modi are having second thoughts. In a season of ghar wapsi, some are going back “home” after a brief Modi infatuation.
This is my pick of the women I felt shook up the traditional view of what the Indian woman should say, do or think.
It's not about whether schools will be closed for Christmas or not. The way the Christmas kerfuffle unfolded shows us, yet again, the larger problem with Smriti Irani.
Modi himself met with Nobel Peace awardee Kailash Satyarthi, said the entire nation was proud of his “momentous achievement.” But others were less gracious.
Perhaps the initiatives like the alternative reservation bill suggested by Kishwar will be the first step towards a time when women will be able to make space for themselves in Indian politics, without needing quotas or being held back by political ghettos and glass ceilings.
Madhu Kishwar today, amid reports that Delhi University (DU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Dinesh Singh has quit, said that these are rumours being deliberately spread and he hadn't quit.
DU-UGC in contest over four-year undergraduate programme. Kishwar says the UGC move is planned by Left leaders.
The Union minister has already run into trouble for non matching affidavits and also with people questioning her ability to shoulder the new responsibility.
Smriti Irani's educational qualifications led to a full-blown war of words between the Congress and the BJP, as the former on Wednesday intensified protest against an "undergraduate" being appointed human resource development minister whereas the BJP countered it with questions on Sonia Gandhi's academic background.
Raising questions about Smriti Irani's qualifications to be the HRD minister is not automatically elitist or sexist. She should get the benefit of the doubt. That does not mean there is no room for doubt.
The Congress party is in no position to criticise her. One of their foremost leaders Rajiv Gandhi, never completed any degree after leaving the Doon School. He was the prime minister of the country. His mother Indira, never completed her degree at Oxford.