All India Radio is Not for All

All India Radio is Not for All

    All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan (DD) refused to air the pre-recorded, Independence day speech of Manik Sarkar, the democratically elected Chief Minister of the state of Tripura. Prasara Bharati, an autonomous body that runs both AIR and DD informed the same to the Chief Minister's office. In the email written to the Chief…

Fearless Godavari Parulekar Led the Warli Tribes in the Freedom Movement

Fearless Godavari Parulekar Led the Warli Tribes in the Freedom Movement

  When we hear the phrase “freedom fighter”, we often imagine a male freedom fighter. But nearly half of the freedom fighters involved in the struggle for Independence were women who participated in equal numbers, and strove fearlessly to attain freedom from the British colonisers.  The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has compiled a list…

India Today 2016

India Today 2016

1947 and Today Image courtesy http://aboutfestivalsofindia.com/ and http://www.hindurashtra.org/ respectively. August 4, 2016 Let me tell you why I am not able to celebrate the sixty-ninth anniversary of India’s independence. The India we live in today is, ironically, a rejection of all that India has stood for. To begin with, the ruling party had nothing to…