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Prof. C.P. Chandrasekhar on Union Budget 2009-10

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Newsclick.in Production, 14 July 2009


Art and Music are Antidotes to Intolerance: Shubha Mudgal

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Newsclick, CC & Hillele Production, November 29, 2015

Shubha Mudgal on her personal journey

Shubha Mudgal, noted composer and singer of Hindustani classical music as well as an archivist of enterprises, has launched initiatives like www.sangeetkosh.net and www.underscorerecords.com with partner Aneesh Pradhan. Most of all a voice of resistance and protest, Shubha speaks to Newsclick & Communalism Combat about her personal journey.

Wilkerson: The Hypocrisy of U.S. Syria Policy

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Courtesy: TRNN, November 25, 2015


As Putin visits Iran, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay discuss the U.S./Saudi alliance in Syria and a relationship shrouded in secrecy. With the recent attacks in Paris, a lot of attention has turned to the country many people think is the greatest sponsor of terror on the planet, and that's Saudi Arabia.

Paris Attack - France Not Learning the Lessons : Prabir Purkayastha

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Newsclick Production, November 24, 2015


Prabir Purkayastha, the editor of Newsclick, discussed the change in military situations in West Asia, particularly in Syria and Iraq, as a background for the Paris attacks. By explaining the geographic locations, Purkayastha explained the strategic presence of IS, US lead NATO alliance, and the Russian backed Syrian military. He said, the entry of Russians has changed the overall scenario in the area. The fall of Sinjar is a major set-back to IS. The major battle in Aleppo is another one.

Scientists' Statement: Against the Assault on Innovative and Creative Thinking

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Newsclick Production, November 21, 2015


Newsclick interviewed Dr T. Jayaraman, Professor at TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) on the joint statement by the scientific fraternity against the raising intolerance in India as he is one of the signatories to the letter. Jayaraman clarified that the motivation behind the scientists has nothing to do with any political affiliations and reminded that this is not the first time scientists are raising their collective voice.

Vijay Prashad Contextualises the Attack in Paris

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Courtesy: Democracy Now, November 21, 2015


Vijay Prasad speaks to Democracy Now and contextualises attack in Paris which has left 129 dead and more than 360 seriously wounded. He feels that unplanned attacks targetting civilians aggravates the situation and strengthens the ideological reach ISIS already has. He also links this to the foreign policy decisions of the US government which refuses to offer military help to the Kurds or to the Assad government. Watch the video on Neswclick here:

Mali: Gunmen Take 170 People Hostage

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Newsclick, November 20, 2015


A group of gunmen have stormed into Bamako’s Radisson Blu hotel today, and taken 170 people hostage. Bamako is the capital of Mali. The latest reports say that 80 hostages have been freed, but at least three have been killed.

For more background information on Mali, watch these two earlier videos on NewsClick: 

Climate Change Conference: Negotiation or Marginalisation?

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Newsclick Production, November 18, 2015

Dr. T.Jayaraman on Climate Change Paris

Prabir Purkayastha, of Delhi Science Forum and Dr. T. Jayaraman, professor at TISS, discussed the upcoming Climate Change Conference-2015 in Paris at the end of November. They said, though developed countries are the large polluters, they haven't taken any appropriate emission reduction actions even after committing to it repeatedly. As a result, the main victims are the third world countries. The impact has already been seen in the African and Asian countries.

“आज़ादी हमारा पैदाइशी हक़ है”: कृष्णा सोबती

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Courtesy: Indian Cultural Forum, November 15, 2015

Krishna Sobti in Pratirodh Sabha On Pratirodh

लगातार तर्कशील एवं प्रगतिशील ताकतों पर हो रहे हमलों के विरोध में १ नवम्बर को दिल्ली के मावलंकर सभागार में आयोजित

Why can't an Academic deliver a Lecture on Secularism without Police Protection? - Romila Thapar

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Newsclick and ICF Production, November 13, 2015


At Pratirodh, the Writers' Convention organised on 1 November 2015, Romila Thapar began with an anecdotal account of her recent lecture on secularism in Mumbai, a lecture for which she was advised to take police protection. She asks, “After sixty eight years of independence, is it not possible for an academic to give an academic lecture on the subject of secularism without needing police protection?