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-- excerpts from a talk delivered by Eddie Rodrigues, Reader at the Dept. Of Sociology, University of Mumbai, as part of the CCDS/Open Space 'Keeping the peace' lecture series, December 13 2010.

Are the recent police guidelines regarding parties in Pune enforceable? And what about our right to privacy? Priyanka Nadgir looks at the legal implications.

An extract from an essay by Aseem Shrivastava reflecting on his time as a teacher in Norway, and on the recent massacre that took place there.

Is SlutWalk "an annoying, antifeminist paradox, recreational hacktivism which topples over the very ideas it means to uphold"?

Lawrence Liang applauds the wording and reasoning of the recent judgement ruling the Salwa Judum unconstitutional.


Shehrbano Taseer knows fear and intimidation intimately. She has lived with both since her father’s death.

The new rules for surveillance under the IT Act are an assault on our freedom. They also seem misguided, says Sunil Abraham.

‘Patriotic re-education’ faces staunch resistance from the Tibetan people, especially the monks…

Keeping The Peace lecture: Towards a political solution in J&K.


The Kashmir issue is one of the 'heart', not only the 'head' says Mr Dileep Padgaonkar.

Gil Scott-Heron, legendary American Spoken Word poet, died on May 20 in New York at the age of 62.

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