A Great King Was Born: ‘Let All Misery Go, and Bali’s Kingdom Come’

It is believed that the Asuras were the people who ruled this land which is now India. Baliraja is a…

Mark Raja       Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tackling India’s Transmission Sector Energy Losses Can Help Meet Net Zero Commitments

India’s National Electricity Plan in 2018 projected adding more than 45 GW of coal-fired capacity by 2027, and Central Electricity…

Pratik Dattani       Saturday, December 11, 2021

CCG Open Letter to Citizens of India

CIVIL SOCIETY: ENEMY OF THE STATE? 28 November 2021 Dear fellow citizens, We are a group of former civil servants…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Sunday, November 28, 2021

Open statement on India’s plummeting rank in key global indices

We are a group of former civil servants of the All India and Central Services who have worked with the…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Monday, November 15, 2021

एक असाधारण महिला -कमला भसीन

डॉक्टर सैयदा हमीद (प्रेसिडेंट मुस्लिम विमेंस फोरम ) और रेयाज़ अहमद (फ़ेलो मुस्लिम विमेंस फ़ोरम) मैं उसका वर्णन कैसे करूं?…

-डॉ. सैयदा हमीद और रेयाज़ अहमद       Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Long walk of Freedom: Access to Cities & Question of Belonging

The Song of 1977 movie - Gharonda - Do diwane Shahar Mein Raat me ya Dopahar Mein Dhundhte hai Ek…

-Rajesh Ranjan       Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Academic Freedom: The War on Words

“Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in…

- Spandana Koona       Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Academic Freedom in South Asia: Current Situation

Concerned by reliable reports of harassment of academics in India, the South Asia Institute hosted the Webinar "Academic Freedom in…

      Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Two Appointments, One Blow to Institutions

The Centre recently cleared two key appointments, of Anup Chandra Pandey, former chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh as Election Commissioner…

Rajesh Ranjan and Priya Jain       Friday, August 13, 2021

अकादमिक आज़ादी और विचारशील लोकतंत्र का प्रश्न

आज़ादी इंसानी जीवन के शब्दकोष का ऐसा शब्द है जो दुनिया के हर भौगोलिक क्षेत्र में हर मनुष्य के लिए…

      Monday, August 9, 2021

Open Letter to India’s Opposition Political Parties

03 June 2021 To, India’s Opposition Political Parties,, We, a group of concerned citizens and well-wishers of India appreciate and…

      Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Letter to the Prime Minister on Disturbing Developments in Lakshadweep

5 June 2021 The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Cc: The Hon’ble Minister for Home Affairs, Govt. of India Cc:…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Sunday, June 6, 2021

One Year of PM SVANidhi

Naresh, a street vendor from the Anand Vihar area of Delhi applied for a Letter of Recommendation (henceforth LOR) from…

      Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Ashraful Hussain’s Victory: Neither “Poetic Justice” nor an Opportunity for Bigotry

The Indian Express published two articles on the electoral victory of Ashraful Hussain, from Chenga constituency on an AIUDF ticket…

Krishanu B. Neog and Bhargabi Das       Thursday, May 27, 2021

Born ‘Unequal’, remained so forever: The Covid-19 reaffirmed India’s Caste, Class Inequalities

On March 24, 2020, with little advance notice, India’s federal government announced a strict countrywide lockdown to contain the spread…

      Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Improving Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights in India

Improving women’s health and reproductive rights in India Poonam Muttreja and Sanghamitra Singh The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenges…

      Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Open Letter To The Prime Minister On The PM-CARES Fund

16 January 2021 Dear Prime Minister, We are a group of former civil servants of the All India and Central…

      Monday, January 18, 2021

Constitutional Conduct Group’s Open Letter To The Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh: Withdrawal Of Ordinance On Interfaith Marriage

29 December 2020 Mananiya Mukhya Mantriji, It is with deep disapproval and concern that we, a group of former civil…

      Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Constitutional Conduct Group’s Open Letter to Prime Minister of India – Central Vista Project

22 December 2020 Dear Prime Minister, We are a group of retired officers of the All India and Central Services…

      Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Call to Workers Organisations for Solidarity Action in Support of Farmers Protest

Withdraw the three anti-farmer laws Oppose company raj over farmers and workers  Mazdoor Kisan ekta zindabad! We, representatives of workers organisations, stand in solidarity with the historic farmers' protest in…

      Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Constitutional Conduct Group’s Open Letter Regarding the Farmers’ Agitation

We are a group of former civil servants belonging to the All India and Central Services who have worked with…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Saturday, December 12, 2020

Constitutional Conduct Group’s Statement on Simultaneous Elections to Parliament and State Assemblies

The Constitutional Conduct Group (CCG) is a group of former civil servants from the All India and Central Services and…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Cannabis: Not a Dangerous Narcotic

“I have shifted my daughter for higher studies to California because marijuana is legal there,” said a former mayor of…

Tikender Singh Panwar       Sunday, December 6, 2020

Spare the Agricultural Land being Acquired for the Airport

“Balh”, is a pahadi connotation to flat land in the local dialect of Himachal Pradesh. Balh is an area in…

Tikender Singh Panwar       Tuesday, December 1, 2020

In the Dark Times for Urban Workers a small Inclusive Intervention

The hollowness of the sustainability of the cities especially those that used to boast about their commitment to the SDGs…

Tikender Singh Panwar       Saturday, November 28, 2020

No, Salman Khan Does Not Drink Children’s Tears: How Speculative Reporting Allowed QAnon Theories To Spread in India

On September 14, a lawyer named Vibhor Anand published some big “revelations” on his Twitter account. His account is now…

Ishaana Aiyanna       Saturday, November 7, 2020

क्या दलित इंसान नहीं हैं? क्या उनकी अंतिम इच्छा नहीं हो सकती है?

रेयाज़ अहमद: क्या आप हमें बता सकते हैं कि 14 अक्टूबर के लिए क्या योजना बनाई गई है - कितने…

रेयाज़ अहमद       Thursday, October 15, 2020

भीम कन्या

यह एक भव्य कार्यक्रम है। पुरे भारत में क़रीब एक हज़ार गाँव में 14 अक्टूबर को प्रेरणा सभा का आयोजन…

डॉ. सैयदा हमीद और रेयाज़ अहमद       Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Know Thy City

The small successes of urban policy and governance action illuminate the foundations of many big and routine failures. The relative…

Himanshu Burte       Friday, October 9, 2020

हाथरस की बेटी को श्रद्धांजलि

आज के समय में ये सामान्य सी बात है कि मुस्लिम मुस्लिमों के मुद्दे पर लिखते हैं और दलित दलितों…

डॉ. सैयदा हमीद और रेयाज़ अहमद       Friday, October 9, 2020

Open Letter To The Chief Minister Of Uttar Pradesh: Blatant Violations Of The Rule Of Law

3 October 2020 Dear Chief Minister, Just when we thought that nothing could numb our consciences and brains further, the…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Saturday, October 3, 2020

Amnesty International India Halts Its Work On Upholding Human Rights In India Due To Reprisal From Government Of India

The complete freezing of Amnesty International India’s bank accounts by the Government of India which it came to know on…

Amnesty International India       Tuesday, September 29, 2020

You Have Doubted The Patriotism of ‘True Patriots’

Dear Shri. Shrivastava, Your gesture of personally phoning to justify and explain your stand and two days later personally putting…

Julio Ribeiro       Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Education Policy-2020: What’s in the Plate for Marginalised Students?

The much-awaited and ambitious ‘New Education Policy-2020’ rolled out by the NDA government under the chairmanship of former ISRO Chief…

Kalu Naik and Ajit Kumar Lenka       Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Majoritarian Attitude in the Police Leadership Leads to a Travesty of Justice

Dear Shri Shrivastava, We, the undersigned, are retired officers of the Indian Police Service and belong to a larger group…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Why Lalu Prasad Yadav Remains the Focal Point of Bihar Politics

Undoubtedly, it was a phenomenal rise for Lalu Prasad Yadav to become the Chief Minister of Bihar on the 10th…

Dr. Nawal Kishore       Monday, September 14, 2020

“Miscarriage of Justice in North East Delhi”

Dear Shri. Shrivastava, I write to you with a heavy heart. As a true patriot and a former proud member…

Julio Ribeiro       Saturday, September 12, 2020

“We Will Not Be Silenced”

The Forum for Constitutional Rights and Democratic Freedoms (FCRDF) was constituted in August, 2020, after discussion among its Principal Members,…

The Forum for Constitutional Rights and Democratic Freedoms       Saturday, September 12, 2020

Constitutional Conduct Group’s Letter Requesting Action On Sudarshan TV’s Malicious Campaign

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Constitutional Conduct Group       Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Why Not To Apologise To Uphold The Constitution

It is with deep regret that I read the order of this Hon’ble Court dated 20th of August. At the…

Prashant Bhushan       Saturday, August 29, 2020

Imagining India: Where are we headed?

I will confine my brief comments to India, subdivided in two sections: The nature of politics itself and Indian policies…

Deb Mukharji       Saturday, August 29, 2020

Bringing ‘Normal’ Politics Back: Forget Radical Transformation, Strive For The Democratic Minimum

Lockdown posed a challenge to all forms of collective mobilization bringing politics to a standstill. But even before the pandemic,…

Suhas Palshikar       Saturday, August 29, 2020

Fallacies About Indian Democracy: Majoritarianism & Tradition

Dear Readers, It gives me great pleasure to introduce a section titled: Reimagining Politics. This section published by newsplatform will…

Prof. Rahul Mukherji       Saturday, August 29, 2020

Bodies and Electoral Politics

Assembly elections in Assam are due and slowly nearing and as new candidates are discussed in village street chowks or…

Bhargabi Das       Thursday, August 27, 2020

Mr. Zuckerberg: Commercial Interests At The Cost of Human Lives?

Dear Mr Zuckerberg, We are a group of former civil servants of India belonging to the All India and Central…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Thursday, August 27, 2020

Let’s Talk Periods: Why India Needs a Menstrual Leave Policy

Food delivery company Zomato recently announced its decision to introduce period leave of up to 10 day per year for…

Shreya Mohapatra       Saturday, August 22, 2020

Is Sustainability Sustainable? The Approach To Urban Development

Dear readers, Hi, This is our first article to a column titled “City speaks”, which will run through this website…

Kanishka Prasad       Friday, August 21, 2020

The Death of Executive Accountability

The budget session of the Indian Parliament began this year on 31 January 2020. Coincidentally, it was also one day…

Justice A. P. Shah       Monday, August 17, 2020

The Precarity Needs To Be Addressed With Utmost Priority

The Covid pandemic has been a disaster to the people especially to the marginalized sections in the society. The informal…

Tikender Singh Panwar       Monday, August 17, 2020

In Search of ‘Religious’ Secularism

With laying of the foundation stone for Ram Mandir a new age has begun, as much in the life of…

Iqbal Ahmad       Tuesday, August 11, 2020

J & K A Year After 370, Belie The Euphoric Pronouncements

The euphoric reverberations sounded by the BJP and its cohorts immediately after the shredding of Article 370 of the Constitution…

Tikender Singh Panwar       Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Ignored By The Centre, Assam Battles Floods And The Pandemic

Every year July 28th is celebrated internationally as World Nature Conservation day to protect and conserve natural resources and habitats.…

Kalu Naik       Friday, July 31, 2020

आज़ाद पर इल्ज़ाम

आज का दिन ऐसा रहा जैसा कोई और नहीं। लेकिन मुझे कल से शुरू करना चाहिए। कल मैंने 15 अगस्त…

डॉ. सैयदा हमीद और रेयाज़ अहमद       Thursday, July 30, 2020

Draft Environmental Impact Assessment, 2020 – What’s in the Store?

India’s aspiration to attract investments and to pace with its global competitors has driven its legislators to fine-tune its existing…

Preethikaa Ravichandrabaabu & R.D.Ashok Kumar       Wednesday, July 29, 2020

बिहार: जंगलराज की रट पर भरोसा के पंद्रह साल।

विगत पंद्रह साल से जंगलराज की रट ने बिहार के हर एक चुनाव अभियान में रोचक भूमिका निभाई है। इससे…

डॉ. नवल किशोर       Monday, July 27, 2020

छत्तीसगढ़ का आर्थिक मॉडल गांधी-नेहरू के सपनों के बहुत करीब है

आज हरेली के अवसर पर बघेल सरकार ग्रामीण अर्थव्यवस्था संबधी कुछ नयी योजनाओं की घोषणा करने जा रही है. हरेली…

सौरभ बाजपेयी       Monday, July 20, 2020

The Unprepared Lockdown Aggravated Domestic Violence Against Women?

The Corona pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have wreaked havoc on particular sections of the society like women and minorities.…

Dr. Kalu Naik       Saturday, July 18, 2020

Politics Of Environmental Conservation In Assam: The Case of Dehing Patkai

Amidst the fight against the pandemic, the Central Government’s policies have triggered an environmental crisis in the Northeast. The draft…

Pradyut Bordoloi       Friday, July 17, 2020

Darjeeling In The Midst Of Corona Pandemic

Darjeeling, the northernmost part of West Bengal, has always been known for her natural beauty and tea plantations, which attracts…

Anamika Subba       Thursday, July 16, 2020

Elections In The Time Of Corona & The Five Electoral ‘Jinns’ Of Bihar

Amidst the Corona outbreak and re-imposition of lockdown, political corridors in Patna seem to be quite busy in their respective…

Saurabh Raj       Wednesday, July 15, 2020