Tuesday, May 28, 2024


In Pictures: “Need change, want to live peacefully,” say Ahmedabad voters

Three days before Gujarat goes to the polls to elect Lok Sabha members, Maktoob’s Muhammed Noufal PM and Sahid Faris talked to the voters of Ahmedabad. While some say they support Narendra Modi because he is the strongest man, others say they need a change in government so they can live a peaceful life.

Photos: Students celebrate victory after JNU Students Union election

Hundreds of students joined victory rallies on the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus after winning the students union election...

“BJP hatao, desh bachao”: Akhilesh Yadav joins Rahul Gandhi’s Yatra in UP

Days after Congress and Samajwadi Party finalised their seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha elections, SP chief and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav with a large number of party supporters joined former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in its final 'UP-leg', in Agra on Sunday.

Photos: Masjid Akhondji demolition breaks Muslim neighbourhood in Delhi’s Mehrauli

The Masjid Akhondji, a mosque complex standing for over six centuries housing a madrasa and a graveyard, was...

Photos: Police stops Starbucks protest in Kerala

Dozens of pro-Palestinian activists joined the Fraternity Movement demonstration outside the Kozhikode Beach outlet of Starbucks in response...

Photos: Palestine solidarity protest in Delhi

Dozens of student leaders and rights activists were detained by Delhi Police on 27 October while protesting Israeli occupation’s violence against Palestinians in the national capital.

Dear G20 guests, behind green sheets lies India’s poverty, we choose to keep it unseen

The irony couldn't be starker: a nation aspiring to stand tall on the world stage is choosing to hide its poverty and inequality instead of addressing them head-on.
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Photos: 100 days on, ethnic unrest divides Manipur

Ichan Hoakip, 38, is possibly one of the handful of people of Meitei ethnicity remaining in the hills of the conflict-torn Indian state of Manipur. She was married to...

From voting to victory: A visual essay on the Turkish elections

As a political anthropologist, I have observed and written about theories and practices of democracy across the continents – Australia, Europe, India, the USA and beyond. It is this very interest, which took me to a polling booth during the second round of the 2023 Turkish Presidential elections for which the voting took place on Sunday, 29 May.
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Photos: Hundreds join to mark a month of wrestlers’ protest

Marking a month of wrestlers’ protest against MP and Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, people from all walks of life including Khap members, farmers, and...

Photos: Toll of ethnic violence in Manipur

At least 73 people have been killed and over 35000 have been displaced in the ethnic violence that has taken place in the northeastern state of Manipur over the...
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Kolkata’s Zakaria Street: The taste of community in the face of communal polarisation

The experience of stepping into Zakaria Street in Kolkata is like treading through history.

Photos: Forest dwellers displaced by Nagarhole Tiger Reserve fight for their ancestral land

For decades, evicted forest dwellers from India's Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, near the Karnataka-Kerala border, are fighting to reclaim their ancestral land. The Nagarhole Tiger Reserve, which was declared as...
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In Photos: Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid observes Laylatul Qadr after four years

In Srinagar’s old city, the historic Jamia Masjid reverberated with nasheeds and duas after four years of enforced silence. 

110-year-old madrasa and library set ablaze by Hindutva mob during Ram Navami rally in Bihar

On March 31, during the Ram Navami rally, a Hindutva mob set fire to Madrasa Azizia, which is the oldest madrasa in Bihar Sharif in Nalanda district of Bihar.
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Photo story: Living in the debris of demolished homes

Shefali Khan & Muhammed Shahamath Nargis, 36, who lost her husband eight years ago and is survived by two daughters, is helpless now more than ever. Her younger daughter, Tamannah,...

Photos: Thousands of Muslim women pray during protests against eviction in Uttarakhand

As many as 4000 families face eviction in Uttarakhand's Haldwani area after the high court had ordered the demolition following a Hindu right wing sympathiser approached the court claiming the Muslim dominant locality is an encroachment on a piece of Indian Railway land.
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