December 2011, Issue#51

Shrines and Religious Places Bill
Author : K L Chowdhury
Shrines and Religious Places Bill

What is special to Kashmir and what is unique to the temples there that the poets sing about, the mystics mull over, and lay people like me long for?

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Demystifying ethnic cleansing
Author : Varad Varenya
Demystifying ethnic cleansing

Ethnic cleansing sometimes involves the removal of all physical vestiges of the targeted group through the destruction of monuments, cemeteries, and houses of worship. Ethnic ...

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Jwaalini Jwaala
Author : M.K. Mongha
Jwaalini Jwaala

A powerful bhajan sung by Pandit M.K. Mongha "Jwalini Jwala Tsu Panú Mai'j zala" written by Jaya Sibu

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Birth Of The Girl Child
Author : Dr. Anil Bhat
Birth Of The Girl Child

Many people would rather not talk about this but this affliction can be found worldwide, only with varying degrees of severity.

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Autonomy - A Constitutional Anachronism
Author : P.N. Ganjoo
Autonomy - A Constitutional Anachronism

Constitutional History of India cannot be redrafted to appease the emotive urges of a small group of disgruntled and volatile politicians who are prompted, abetted and financed by

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FDI in Retail- Back to Champaran
Author : Sandhya Jain
FDI in Retail- Back to Champaran

Thus they can, Champaran-style, force farmers to switch from food to cash crops, and by dictating the fertilizer or pesticide, ruin the fertility of the fields.

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The Stepbrother
Author : B.L. Dhar
The Stepbrother

It was in the spring of 1992 when Kasif returned home after missing for over a year. His mother had given up on him and his father did nothing other than lodge a missing report ...

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Never underestimate yourself
Author : Vibhasa Raina
Never underestimate yourself

Nothing is impossible in life; only you should be prepared to work hard and should not be discouraged after any failure.

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Heaven is not safe
Author : Meenakshi Raina
Heaven is not safe

Where on earth can one find this chilling example that in a Hindu dominated country, almost half a million Hindus were uprooted from their homeland?

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