Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: activism

Vikram Sampath’s brutal targeting wasn’t academic activism. It was antithesis of restraint

Those who accuse Vikram Sampath of plagiarism must know that when academia is politicised, the biggest loser is academic integrity.

We rise by lifting others, says Sanat Sawant, a rising young musician from Mumbai

Activism and cultural emergence have triggered a big change in the music industry, making it a way to express your opinions, says the up-and-coming Gen-Z musical artist and producer.

Lessons from Occupy Wallstreet to Arab Spring — young people must adopt mature activism

Youth movements need to embrace a more mature form of activism, and embrace intergenerational allyship, systems leadership & a healthier awareness of self.

Activism may be a dirty word in Modi’s India, but it still works. Here are 3 recent examples

Activists have to wade through a sea of abuse, BJP IT Cell warriors, WhatsApp forwards and UAPA-like laws, but they are still a firewall against the state.

Abdul Jabbar, Bhopal gas tragedy’s oldest activist, turned ailing survivors into warriors

Abdul Jabbar led the largest group of survivors of the deadly 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal. He died Thursday.

Google fires worker, sends 2 on leave as tension over activism grows

Google terminates employee for leaking staffer details to media while the other two have been sent on leave for allegedly violating company policies.

Bombay HC allows Aarey felling: Was the urban tree activism based on hype and fear?

The Bombay High Court Friday refused to declare Mumbai's Aarey colony a forest and allowed the felling of more than 2,600 trees to make way for a Metro car shed in the city.

Should Indians join the call for ‘birth strike’ by global climate change activists?

Climate change activists across the globe are giving a call for 'birth strike'.

Talk Point: Is the call to revisit some of our gender laws and their implementation valid or exaggerated?

Senior bureaucrat Aruna Sharma has lashed out at what she calls the “narrow approach in the name of women’s rights”. She believes this has led to a rampant misuse of law by women, asserting that such “activism” is resulting in men losing faith in the judiciary and the institution of marriage.

Fasting activism, feating followers

Irom Sharmila without tubes is of no use to those who built careers around her. But she realised an activist alive was better for her cause than a dead one.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.