Can Mahatma Gandhi Offer Us Tips to Beat Lockdown Blues?

In the wake of a raft of inspirational articles popping up in the media during the worldwide lockdown offering lessons from the lives of great men while they were in jail, renowned Gandhi scholar Tridip Suhrud says that the greatest inspiration that needs to be learnt from the father of the nation is that “we … Continue reading Can Mahatma Gandhi Offer Us Tips to Beat Lockdown Blues?

Domestic Abuse Sees a Sharp Rise in the Time of the Covid-19 Lockdown

Kolkata-based women’s rights activist Anuradha Kapoor speaks with a mix of compassion and passion. She founded the women’s rights organisation Swayam 25 years ago and it now covers the entire state of West Bengal. “Domestic abuse has gone up at least 20-30 per cent since the lockdown,” she says bluntly, doing some mental calculation of … Continue reading Domestic Abuse Sees a Sharp Rise in the Time of the Covid-19 Lockdown

‘We Will See Redoubled Efforts at Infiltration, Recruitment and Weaponisation of Militants’

An alumnus of the University of Cambridge, Dr Radha Kumar’s specialisations include ethnic conflicts, peace studies and conflict resolution. She had served as an interlocutor appointed by the Government for Jammu and Kashmir from 2010 to 2011, and has worked in various parts of the world to bring peace to troubled areas. The 66-year-old author, feminist and academic has … Continue reading ‘We Will See Redoubled Efforts at Infiltration, Recruitment and Weaponisation of Militants’