Kishore Dave, the bureau chief of the Gujarati newspaper Jai Hind, was stabbed to death at the newspaper's office in Gujarat's Junagadh district.
According to a Press Trust of India report, the Superintendent of Police at the local police station said Dave (53) was attacked by unknown assailants at around 9:30 PM on 22 August 2016.
Aaj Tak, the Indian television channel, reported that personal enmity prompted the murder.
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Thank you for this well written and very well thought out article. It touches upon a lot of important issues and really hits home for me. Like many fe...
Thank you for this well written and very well thought out article. It touches upon a lot of important issues and really hits home for me. Like many fellow Nepalis, I went to pursue my higher education abroad for undergraduate and graduate levels but once I reached my late 20s the social pressure to get married was at an all time high. So, I agreed to an arranged marriage with no courtship period only to later find out that my husband, parents-in-laws, and sisters-in-law were supporting these archaic and regressive sociocultural norms. In fact, in my personal experience, it is often women, even the educated ones, who enforce and perpetuate these gender stereotypes. In my case, it started out with them demanding dowry and constantly belittling my family's socioeconomic status. But, it slowly devolved into other forms of abuse such as physical violence, intimidation, threats, coercion, humiliation, and unreasonable demands made towards me and my family members if I did not play by their rules. I have since sought help and have separated from my husband and his family. Hope that as more people share their different perspectives, we can freely discuss it in an open forum rather than sweep it under the rug. It is critical that we not just educate and inform young girls but also empower them with the knowledge that they need not necessarily follow society's dictates and that another way of life is possible.
This is an excellent essay on the state of historical study of India and the Subcontinent by one of the doyens of history. It should be read by all st...
This is an excellent essay on the state of historical study of India and the Subcontinent by one of the doyens of history. It should be read by all students of history and other social sciences. My only fear is that it will not be read critically. We tend to revere scholars rather than use their writings to develop our own path of critical inquiry. There is much here that requires critical reading. It is the beginning of a new discourse. On a side note, I will quibble with the translation of 'nastika'. Unbeliever is a mundane translation and not appropriate for a scholarly essay. In its proper context, I would suggest that 'nastika' has nothing to do with 'belief'; it is a starting epistemological position in Indian philosophical inquiry. An 'astik' epistemological position is about holding to the primacy of Vedic axiomatic observations about the physical and metaphysical; whereas, 'nastik' is a philosophical position that does not accept axiomatic status of Vedas. One could be an atheist and still be in 'astik' systems such as Mimamsaks and Vaisheshiks. And vice versa in Nastik systems like Charvak, Jain and Baudhha.
It is really sad that even in this century our part of the world is fighting communicable diseases like TB. The famous medical adage, 'prevention is b...
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