AAP hopeful the winds of ‘change’ it promises in the Northeast will help change its own destiny

  From top to bottom: Dr S Aos LKR, Habung Payeng, and Wonder Lapang By Pranjal Sarma ​Shillong, Meghalaya: With its prospects fast dwindling in the national political scenario, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by Arvind Kejriwal, has set its sights on the Northeast. The assembly elections in Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland are just around[…]

Hindu youth in Kasganj planned chaos, Muslims contend

Caption: Visuals of the car burnt by the mob at the outskirts of Kashganj city (picture courtesy: Saurabh Sharma) If not out to pick a fight, why did the motorcycle procession decide to pass through their cramped lane, which is not even a preferred thoroughfare, instead of the main road, they ask. By Saurabh Sharma Kasganj:[…]

Gender-sensitive reportage 101

As assembly polls knock on the doors of Karnataka, Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland, the Network of Women in Media, India, undertake a workshop for journalists on how to be gender-sensitive while covering the elections, and remind us to not pay mere lip service to women and sexual minorities. Across the five sessions through the day,[…]

How the Koregaon incident changed my memory of the village

By Shatakshi Gawade   Bhima-Koregaon, Maharashtra: By the time I reached Bhima-Koregaon on January 2, the riot was more than a day old and new year resolutions were forgotten. Members of the Dalit community who had come to the village on New Year’s day to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Koregaon were attacked,[…]

Ryan school murder: Conductor Ashok Kumar describes police brutality that compelled him to confess

After police had locked him up on charges of murdering a Class 2 student of Ryan International School in Gurugram, bus conductor Ashok Kumar never thought he would walk free. Now out on bail, Ashok narrated how the police brutalised him to make him confess to a murder he claimed he had nothing to do[…]