This statement was originally published in the Hindu on November 22, but since then one of the signatories, Susan George, has dissociated herself from it.
He's 83 and best known as the author of the pathbreaking A People's History of the United States, and as an expert on the unexpected voices of resistance that have so regularly made themselves heard throughout the history of the United States...
Whenever injustices have been remedied, wars halted, women and blacks and Native Americans given their due, it has been because "unimportant" people spoke up, organized, protested, and brought democracy alive.
I am calling it "our" war on terrorism because I want to distinguish it from Bush's war on terrorism, and from Sharon's, and from Putin's.
I wondered if I was seeing a phenomenon that recurs often in society--when one voice speaks out against the conventional wisdom, and is recognized as speaking truth, people are drawn out of their previous silence.
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.