Why the new MHA guidelines for interviewing jail inmates infringe on both press and prisoners’ rights

Prison abuse is rampant, and the guidelines make it impossible for it to be reported and stopped.

posted by Saurav Datta|August 31, 2015   in Governance|2 comments


‘I don’t believe in isms’: The Swati Maliwal interview

How effective can the DCW chairperson be when the body has no real powers? Maliwal speaks about her plans to empower the commission, rehabilitate sex workers and more.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 28, 2015   in Articles|5 comments


Essar sues The Caravan for Rs 250 crore for its latest cover story and it’s got even more people to read it

The corporate group alleges the story is against ‘public interest’.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|August 25, 2015   in Articles|4 comments


Does Owaisi’s debut in Bihar mean trouble for the Lalu-Nitish combo?

The AIMIM wants a share of Bihar’s Muslim votes, and the BJP stands to gain.

posted by Utpal Pathak|August 21, 2015   in Articles|2 comments


Why do we know Radhe Maa?

Where she came from and what she did to make it to prime-time news.

posted by Abhishek Choudhary|August 21, 2015   in Life|5 comments


The CAG audit of Delhi’s power discoms: A timeline

How the drama has played out till now.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 20, 2015   in Governance|3 comments


How Ranvir Sena killed Dalits: An exposé by Cobrapost and some more delusionary denials of the existence of caste

Why do we refuse to accept that caste is still a reality and an ugly one at that?

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 18, 2015   in Washboard|33 comments


Who is your guru?

Take our fun quiz: Who is your spiritual guru?

posted by NL Team|August 13, 2015   in Life|21 comments


Who is the Whistle Blowers Protection Act trying to protect

Under the new amendments, a whistleblower is only allowed to disclose information that is obtained under the Right to Information Act.

posted by Arunabh Saikia|August 7, 2015   in Cheat Sheet|36 comments


The long arm of Essar: Did a paid news complaint registered with Press Council of India reach an Essar executive’s inbox?

An email that will be part of an ongoing PIL has an Essar executive talking about trying to get hold of a paid news complaint filed against Tehelka.

posted by Manisha Pande|July 28, 2015   in Articles|7 comments

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