Patriotism, Nation and the ‘Antinationals’

By Suman Chattopadhyay

Courtesy: Ekdin, October 28, 2010

Centre may slap case on Arundhati : Arundhati had vocally stated that Jammu and Kashmir was never a part of India

Allahabad: Booker prize winner and activist has whipped up yet another storm by stating rather vocally that Kashmir was never a part of India.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police is looking into the controversial speech of Arundhati Roy on Jammu and Kashmir’s accession to India and does not rule out taking . . . → Read More: Centre may slap case on Arundhati : Arundhati had vocally stated that Jammu and Kashmir was never a part of India

A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SOUTH ASIA TEAM OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Dear all

Please find enclosed a press release from the India team of Amnesty International on the latest decision of the Government of India to reject UK-based Vedanta Resources subsidiary to expand its refinery in Lanjigarh, Orissa, eastern India.

Please circulate the same widely.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/indian-governments-decision-reject-vedanta-refinery-expansion-welcomed-2010-10-22

Indian government’s decision to reject Vedanta refinery expansion welcomed

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Amartya Sen criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

The Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for giving a hearty welcome to Myanmar’s military leader Than Shwe.

The military regime of Myanmar (formerly Burma) is going to have its first election in 20 years on November 7, 2010. The regime has banned foreign observers and media. It has . . . → Read More: Amartya Sen criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Mayanmar Policy: Amartya Sen Criticizes Delhi

Courtesy: Anandabazar Patrika.

Date: 22 November,2010.

Stone quarries, land acquisition and Buddha’s promises

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Courtesy: Anandabazar Patrika, 16 and 17 October 2010

A Photo Cartoon

Karunanidhi Fasting

Karunanidhi Fasting

First time in the world history fasting only 4 hours and that too with AC. Fasting starts after breakfast and ending before lunch. Interesting one!! Is not it??

Two Contemporary Poems

A poem by Sankha Ghosh

A poem by Avik Majumdar

Courtesy: Akdin Sarodio Sankha

ASI report far from foolproof?

Inscription Found In Debris May Have Been Planted: Irfan Habib

Akshaya Mukul, TNN, Oct 1, 2010, 05.12am IST

NEW DELHI: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC may have gone by the Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) report submitted to it in April 2003 to rule that the disputed site is the birthplace of . . . → Read More: ASI report far from foolproof?

THE AYODHYA VERDICT

By Sumitra Padmanabhan

Yes, we could avoid another communal riot. Disregarding all historical and archeological truths we stooped to honor the ‘faith and sentiment of the majority’. Who did this? The answer is — the honorable court. This farce will remain as a milestone in the history of India’s regression; at least that is . . . → Read More: THE AYODHYA VERDICT