Identity

August 9 Bandh to be a Show of Dalit Assertion

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe immediate provocation for the Bharat Bandh is the reluctance of the government to listen to the Dalit protest against dilution of the SC/ST (prevention of atrocities) Act 1989, but it is also a call for the recognition of Dalit identity. A report, for Different Truths.  After the April 2 showdown, the Dalit community is […]

Kashmiri Journalists, Real and Unreal: Many of Them Owe Allegiance to Pakistan

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s a report on Kashmiri journalists, real and unreal, and how they are indoctrinated against India, for Different Truths. Kamran Yusuf is a Kashmiri photo-journalist. The other day, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) while branding him a ‘stone-pelter’, claimed that he is not a ‘real journalist’ because he never covered developmental projects as genuine journalists […]

Does the Changing the Name of a City Alter its Identity? What Happens to Development?

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe government is now contemplating of renaming Allahabad as Prayag Raj. “What’s in a name?” Sounds simple. But it triggers several complicated questions, argues Zeba, exclusively in Different Truths. A city is recognised and known for its heritage (culture, language, buildings, traditions etc.). Parallel to the increasing number of malls, shopping complexes, and fashionable eateries, […]

National Anthem Debate and the Apex Court: Individual Identity vs. National Identity?

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe Supreme Court had earlier ruled that non-observance of respect towards the National Anthem was a criminal offence wishes to re-visit the issue and has asked the Union Government to elaborate its contention once again. The fundamental issue that they would have to rule upon is whether an individual’s right to disrespect the national symbols […]