One of the books that I completed recently is that of ‘Djinn Patrol on the Purple Lines’ by Deepa Anappara. Although the story is about missing children, it is presented through the eyes of Jai, Pari and Bahadur who are children themselves but full of grit and determination to find the missing children. In attempting … More Djinn Patrol: The Many Layers of Society
The 23-year-old Jyoti Singh from New Delhi had been gang raped in a moving bus in 2012. She later succumbed to her injuries. “I want to survive,” she had written on a piece of paper she handed to her doctors. The Supreme Court decision upholding the death sentence of the rapists is yet to be … More @MeToo In The Light Of “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) along with the Quill Foundation jointly published a report titled “Muslim Voices: Perceptions of Policing in India” in December 2018. The study, spread across eight cities and several geographies, documented the extent to which Muslims perceive bias and discrimination by the police in the context of local-level realities and experiences. The report, … More Perceptions of retired Muslim police officers on bias
Many years, I read a moving book appropriately titled “Cry the Beloved Country”. Written by Alan Paton, a well-known author of the time, It was set in apartheid-era South Africa. But it could well have been set in India. Every time, I open my newspaper, I read the story of someone or the other who … More Cry the Beloved Country….