All Indians Matter

Audio podcast: Prashant Bhushan verdict raises worries for our freedoms
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Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. Independence Day eve 2020 was full of irony. The Supreme Court held advocate Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt for a series of tweets he had posted in June. One tweet spoke...
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Audio podcast: Is India’s economic recovery really on track?
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  Podcast transcript Hello and welcome. I am Ashraf Engineer, a communication consultant, but I was a journalist for 17 years before changing streams. While I changed professions, the journalism bug never left me. Over the years, I continued writing...
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Dalit lives don’t matter – they never have, they never will
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Tushar Gandhi August 4, 2020 “There is an ineffaceable blot that Hinduism today carries with it. I have declined to believe that it has been handed to us from immemorial times. I think that this miserable, wretched, enslaving spirit of...
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From the man who would be PM to a footnote in history
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By Sujata Anandan July 31, 2020 As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prepares to dust off Lal Krishna Advani and deign to allow him to accompany – though not lay the foundation  stone – Narendra Modi to  the bhoomi pujan...
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The missing Dalit voices in Indian newsrooms
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Ashraf Engineer July 21, 2020 The recent lawsuit against Cisco Systems – accusing high-caste Indian-American managers of denying a Dalit professional opportunities, raises and promotions – made me think about my time in newsrooms. Over the course of a 17-year...
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Don’t hang Gandhi for crimes he did not commit
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Tushar Gandhi July 8, 2020 There is a growing demand to remove Mahatma Gandhi’s statues from public places – the latest in Leicester (pictured above). I have never been a promoter of the cult of statues. I believe that the...
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Police torture, custodial deaths are a ballooning human rights crisis
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aWQnvkpWGk Ashraf Engineer June 28, 2020 VIDEO TRANSCRIPT In 2019… 1,731 dead in police custody That’s 5 deaths a day Source – India: Annual Report on Torture 2019, published by National Campaign Against Torture   1,606 of the deaths in...
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India’s unending pandemic of hate
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Tushar Gandhi June 24, 2020 Hate has been a human trait forever. Hate is unique – it destroys the hater much more than the object of hate. Anger is a manifestation of hate, Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) said that anger is...
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Even the RSS grudgingly acknowledges Rahul as he turns 50
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Sujata Anandan June 20, 2020 The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) loves to play the “politics of paradox”. Which means they stand at each end of the pole but sit on neither end, suitably confusing not just their critics but also...
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Pandemic an opportunity to correct India’s nutrition inequities
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By Ashraf Engineer June 17, 2020 At a time when the COVID-19 lockdown has brought into sharp focus India’s socio-economic imbalances, the recently-released Global Nutrition Report 2020 has pointed to an even greater and longer-lasting pandemic – nutrition inequality. The...
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