[Statement] In solidarity with students and faculty at JNU

The following statement has been signed by students and faculty from universities across the world. You may sign on by adding your name in the comments section. In solidarity with the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU We, the undersigned students and faculty members in art history, cinema studies, and other concerned academic departments across … More [Statement] In solidarity with students and faculty at JNU

[Statement]: Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) on the on-going conversation on “The List”

The following is a statement by WSS on the lists of sexual harassers being circulated on social media. We reproduce it here as part of the ongoing dialogue on the issue. Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) stands firmly with the survivors who have faced sexual harassment at the hands of the perpetrators … More [Statement]: Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) on the on-going conversation on “The List”

Modi mocks ‘pessimists’, but RBI says a whole lot of Indians are pretty pessimistic about the economy

Last week, Prime Minister Modi gave an hour long speech denouncing ‘pessimists’ who refused to see the bright side of demonetisation and other transformations that his government’s able management had visited upon the economy. We at Kafila, did a quick fact-check offering many reasons for pessimism, but as they say in Delhi – humari kya … More Modi mocks ‘pessimists’, but RBI says a whole lot of Indians are pretty pessimistic about the economy

Modi says the economy isn’t so bad; He’s right – it’s worse

by Samarth Bansal and Aman Sethi On October 4, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered a robust defence of his government’s management of the economy, shortly after the Reserve Bank of India lowered its Gross Value Added (GVA) growth estimates for the current fiscal year from 7.3% to 6.7%. Since then, the ruling party has been … More Modi says the economy isn’t so bad; He’s right – it’s worse

Feminists say ‘NO’ to recent rape judgments: There is nothing feeble about it

The following is a statement by feminist organisations . To add your name to the statement, please sign in the comments section. In the wake of the protests following the 2012 Delhi gangrape, India had witnessed a welcome sharpening of understanding around sexual violence and consent. Legal reform recognized the principle of affirmative consent – … More Feminists say ‘NO’ to recent rape judgments: There is nothing feeble about it