ACTIVISM-HUMAN RIGHTS

ARAB SPRING 2.0: ANOTHER ARAB AWAKENING COMING?

The article originally appeared on India Today. Here it is a bit modified and extended. “The prospects of young people in the region are, now more than ever, jeopardized by poverty, economic stagnation, governance failure and exclusion, all compounded by the violence and fragility of the body politic.” That, we can say is the central theme of the latest Arab ...

Read More »

EXECUTED MAN PROVEN INNOCENT AFTER 21 YEARS: JUDICIARY’S TRIUMPH OR CHINESE PROPAGANDA?

The article originally appeared on India Today. Here it is a bit modified. In China’s Hebei province, a man convicted and executed for rape and murder of a woman in 1995 has been found innocent 21 years after his sentence was upheld. China’s Supreme People’s Court has found that evidence in the case was never sufficient and gross miscarriage of ...

Read More »

WHAT DONALD TRUMP’S FIRST TWEETS SINCE NOV 9 TELL US!

Since November 9, when Republican Donald Trump started tweeting (@realDonaldTrump) again after his landslide (and stunning) victory in the US Presidential polls defeating the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a wide margin of the electoral college vote (even if Hillary Clinton emerged as the winner of the popular vote), he has tweeted 14 times. And if we see into these ...

Read More »

FROM AYLAN KURDI TO OMRAN DAQNEESH: SYRIAN CRISIS HAS ONLY GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE!

Five years ago, in 2011, when the Syrian revolution had begun, the US administration led by President Barack Obama had asserted that ‘Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s days are numbered’. Hillary Clinton, then the US Secretary of State and now the Democratic Presidential nominee, had reiterated this ‘version’ in 2012. It had given the Syrian people, those opposing Assad and the ...

Read More »

PRIMO LEVI: “I AM CONSTANTLY AMAZED BY MAN’S INHUMANITY TO MAN.”

BORN: JULY 31, 1919 DIED: APRIL 11, 1987 “I am constantly amazed by man’s inhumanity to man.” (Image courtesy: Wikipedia) Primo Levi was one of the foremost Holocaust voices who had lived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps and had chosen to tell it to the world. Yes, there have been a deep research and a wide range of ...

Read More »

LIFE AND TIMES OF ELIE WIESEL, HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR AND CHRONICLER

The article originally appeared on DailyO. Elie Wiesel (1928-2016), the 1986 Nobel peace laureate and a Holocaust survivor, is no more. Wiesel passed away Saturday night (June 2). He was 87. Wiesel, a Jew born in Romania, was forced into the horrors of an Auschwitz life and became a US citizen and a Boston University professor. He will always be ...

Read More »

COFFEEHOUSE CULTURE – HISTORICALLY SPEAKING (I)

COFFEEHOUSE CULTURE – HISTORICALLY SPEAKING ©SantoshChaubey

Read More »

COFFEEHOUSE BULLSHIT?

Well, that is truly a post-modernist expression that some ultra-modernists folks speak out loud – every now and then. I heard a character in a movie speaking it last night while I was randomly shuffling channels. Coffeehouse bullshit catches your attention. Because all that has been in the name of ‘coffee culture’ or ‘coffeehouse culture’ is simply not bullshit. Coffeehouse ...

Read More »

KANHAIYA AND OTHERS TO BE RUSTICATED? TOMORROW IS AGAIN A STORMY DAY IN DELHI.

The inquiry committee constituted by JNU has submitted its report. The day finally came today after the three extensions the committee was granted. And going by the information leaked so far, its findings and recommendations are going to make for headlines. It has already begun and tomorrow, when there is a big agitation march planned by the JNU Students Union ...

Read More »

SOCIAL BLOGGING

Now is the time to see Social Blogging as a separate category within the realm of the overall larger social activity that blogging is. Having said that, the Social Blogging content should involve socially relevant and concerned expressions – whether it for activism – or – it is being in solidarity with – in opposing the unjust. Bloggers have helped ...

Read More »