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By Shibayan Raha: Case: Jharia Name: Jharia Coal Fields Alternate Names: The Living Pyre, Hell on Earth Location: Dhanbad District, Jharkhand, India Population: 81,979 (2001 Census) Future: Unknown Jharia is not only one of the largest coal mines in India, but also one of the largest in Asia. What once was a dense forest populated […]

By Shibayan Raha: Nido Tania, the young boy from Arunachal Pradesh joins the long list of northeast Indians who came to mainstream Indian cities, faced harassment and then lost their precious lives. People from Northeast India facing racial discrimination in mainstream cities is nothing new, it has happened before and someone is facing it right now […]
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By Shibayan Raha: The facade of a popular people powered government seems to be fading away very quickly in Delhi. If it was the alleged gang-rape of a Danish tourist the other day and the reaction of the chief minister, today it is the act of vigilante justice by Aam Aadmi Party volunteers that have shocked […]
Kolkata Traffic

By Shibayan Raha: While people in Poschimbongo were getting ready for the panchayat elections last week, the Kolkata Police was busy in implementing a repressive measure which is hurting the very people which keeps the city of Kolkata moving. In a move, which of course the mainstream media didn’t report, the Kolkata Traffic Police banned […]

By Shibayan Raha: Namaste Swamiji, Apologies for writing in English Swamiji. Since we are uneducated, urban, not-so-young people who eat meat and drink beer all the time; we prefer English as well. You might not remember me, though we have met quite a few times. I have even come to your office in Jantar Mantar. But […]

By Shibayan Raha: To, President Elect Barack Obama, White House, Washington DC, United States of America Namaste Obama Jee, A hearty congratulations on being re-elected as the President of United States. I do feel America and the rest of the world will be much better off with you at the helm of affairs. But unlike […]
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By Shibayan Raha (Indian activist working with the Tibetan movement): There has been a raging controversy going on in the Indian mainstream media about the third highest Tibetan Religious leader His Holiness 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee’s alleged Chinese links. The allegations by the Himachal Pradesh Government and the HP police started appearing after the […]

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