Archive for January, 2008

 In a hard-hitting reminder of Punjab’s feudal ethos, a Jat farmer strangulated his 23-year-daughter, who had dared to fall in love with a lower caste man and wanted to marry him, here on Saturday.Though the killer father has been arrested, he is bereft of remorse for having eliminated his own daughter – all in the […]

For once a politician is at the receiving end. A Congress MLA from Chhattisgarh had to pay a fine of Rs 24,000 to the community he belongs to following his son’s inter-caste marriage. Champa constituency MLA Motilal Dewangan’s son Dharesh (name changed) was physically challenged since he was seven months old. However, he was a […]

The court assembles at 11:42 A.M.The previous witness, Mahadev Zanzad is again ready to be examined by the C.B.I.Counsol, Adv.Ejaj Khan. Adv.Khan: The statement you gave to the Magistrate was read over to you & you yourself too read it.Right? Wit: Yes. Adv.Khan: Whatever you told was exactly recorded by the Magistrate.Right? Wit: yes. Adv.Khan: The same statement […]

Now, the next witness , Mahadeo Balkrishna Zanzad is called in the witness-box to depose.The C.B.I. counsol , Adv. Ejaz Khan is ready to examine him. Adv. Khan: What is your eduacation? Wit: I have passed upto 11th Std. Adv. Khan: Since how long you are residing at Khairlanji? Wit: I am residing at hairlanji since from […]

The court again assembles after lunch break.The defence lawyer Adv.Sudeedp Jaiswal is again ready to cross-examine the witness. Adv.Jaiswal: Did you tell the police that there were ladies attackers? Wit: No. Adv.Jaiswal: But is recorded by the police . Why? Wit: It is not correctly recorded by the police. Adv.Jaiswal: Whether you stated to the […]

A ‘purification’ ritual was performed in the famous Guruvayur Sree Krishna temple on Sunday night after a British national entered it, despite his claim that he had converted to Hinduism. The temple thanthri (the traditional high priest) ordered ‘punyaham’ to be performed after it was found that the British national had worshipped in the shrine, […]

Why P. Sainath writes? Simple as it is, he is true to his pains, because he takes pain in understanding pain of 250 million block of Dalits in India who  suffer every day owing to human made structure called ‘caste’ from ages.  Jackals belonging to pseudo-intellectual tradition are seen today making ample hue & cry for no pains and busy finding many […]