Hundreds of students responded to the call by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union and protested at the Union Home Ministry on December 19 2012 against the Delhi gang rape. A JNUSU delegation met the Home Minister and submitted an open memorandum to the Home Minister, the Chief Minister of Delhi and the Delhi Police Commissioner. The memorandum is reproduced here.
A blog post on the recent expulsions of three comrades - two of them, Pragoti editorial team members - from the CPI(M).
The plight of home based women workers in Delhi is unimaginably horrible. Working for meager wages set by a relentlessly exploitative market, hurt by the rising inflation and forced to be exploited even further, the woman worker who works from home in New Delhi is the epitome of exploitation and a symbol of the irresponsible and callous attitude of the Indian government. In this post, we feature a news report (in Hindi) by NDTV India which depicts the difficulties faced by women working from home quite poignantly. The All India Democratic Women Association (AIDWA) has taken up cudgels for the women and the post carries a statement from them.
Using the Commonwealth Games as a cover, the ruling class in India and Delhi has effectively created a "purdah" over the poor dwellers in the city. Eminent economist Prof. Jayati Ghosh writes. Picture, courtesy, Outlook magazine.
A blog post on the raging dengue epidemic in Delhi.