Politics

Women at Singhu border to lead Republic Day tractor march

Women at Singhu border to lead Republic Day tracto...

January 15, 2021

On each visit the Singhu border looks a bit different. Almost every day something new is built to meet the immediate needs of the tens of thousands for whom Singhu border has become their new home. On the evening of Lohri many dedicated tented sleeping areas for women sprang up ...

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Buckle yourselves for the Great Indian election festival

Buckle yourselves for the Great Indian election fe...

January 13, 2021

Elections in the world’s largest democracy are always crucial as well as nerve wrecking. If so, get ready for a heavy dose of nerves as terms of the legislative assemblies of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry reach an end between May and June 2021. The stake...

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Wages for housewives: Kamal Haasan’s MNM party manifesto stirs debate

Wages for housewives: Kamal Haasan’s MNM party m...

January 10, 2021

“In Indian society, the burden of housework has always fallen disproportionately on the shoulders of women. They are expected to take care of the house, raise kids, as well as tend to their office duties. Neither is this housework accounted for in any official figures, nor do w...

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Artists’ day out at Tikri border in support of farmers’ protest

Artists’ day out at Tikri border in support of f...

January 9, 2021

 “The government is being government. The day it starts to govern, the day it starts to apply itself as a verb rather than a noun, I think we will see a lot of changes. Because you look at it, it’s just not performing when you walk around here you see what a hellhole it [&...

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A silent yet spirited night at Singhu border

A silent yet spirited night at Singhu border

January 7, 2021

It’s around 10:30 pm. The mercury has already dropped below 2°C and a fairly dense fog has descended, forecasting yet another chilly night at Singhu border, on northern fringe of Delhi that has become home to over 100,000 farmers, which remains enveloped in total darkness and ...

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The farmer who first reached Singhu border

The farmer who first reached Singhu border

January 4, 2021

A green 4×4 John Deere tractor has become the epicentre of the ongoing farmers’ protest at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana. This mean machine was leading the protestors march that began on November 25th from various parts of the country. The tractor was the...

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Vendors at Singhu border market support farmers despite disruptions

Vendors at Singhu border market support farmers de...

January 4, 2021

It has been one month since the farmers have been protesting at Singhu border. One look at the protest site is enough to know that the farmers are well prepared. The protest has disrupted life at Singhu border and neighbouring areas due to blocked roads. The once flourishing mark...

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Vendors at Singhu border market support farmers despite disruptions

Vendors at Singhu border market support farmers de...

December 30, 2020

 For well over a month now, life at Singhu border has been disrupted as residents of the area find themselves surrounded by thousands of protesting farmers and policemen. Many vendors at the local market are amongst the worst hit as their traditional customers avoid the market...

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Bengal voters divided over BJP

Bengal voters divided over BJP

December 29, 2020

Even though the assembly elections in West Bengal are still at least four months away, the dress rehearsals have already begun and the major protagonists have started to play act their respective roles, though with a significant difference this time around. In the 2016 assembly e...

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Bid farewell to farcical Farmers Day

Bid farewell to farcical Farmers Day

December 23, 2020

For a Prime Minister who is apparently never short of the right word to say in any situation, Narendra Modi has yet to find something appropriate to assuage the millions of Indian farmers who have been protesting against the ‘ground-breaking’ agricultural reforms that his gov...

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