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VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
NGO, Kashmir, AFSPA, Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila to offer hope in Kashmir - who are we fooling?

The rights activist from Manipur symbolises a lost battle against the state and her own people.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Mental Health, Irom Sharmila, Common Cause 2018, Supreme Court

Why euthanasia row is far from over

The Supreme Court last week said a person has the 'right to die with dignity' if they reached an irreversible stage of terminal illness.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
AFSPA, Manipur, Irom Sharmila

Why Irom Sharmila failed where other activists won

Politics and activism have worked wonderfully well together.

VOICES

 |  8-minute read
Manipur elections, Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila's campaigners reveal why the election was a failure

We realised how difficult it is to bridge the gap between individual struggles and mass movements.

POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Polls, Patriarchy, Irom Sharmila, Manipur

A patriarchal Manipur rejected Irom Chanu Sharmila

When she asked for equal rights, people left her lonely and desolate.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Irom Sharmila, Assembly elections Results 2017, Manipur

Manipur Assembly election results: Why Irom Sharmila is still smiling despite losing to Ibobi Singh

Everybody knew he will win the Thoubal seat, but it’s the Iron Lady's lonely battle which voters will remember.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Indian Army, AFSPA, Manipur, Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila's decision to break her fast is also an act of courage

The Iron Lady has not left the movement, she has merely shifted tactics.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Manipur, AFSPA, Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila does not deserve this, least of all from you

We have to analyse Iron Lady's protest beyond what the society has to opine today.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Manipur elections, AFSPA, Irom Sharmila

Will Irom Sharmila dare take on Modi to fulfil her AFSPA promise?

Parliament validated the legislation and the Indian prime minister safeguards the Act.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Irom Sharmila, Narendra Modi, Gau Rakshaks

The two exciting faces of Indian democracy

The right to stand for what we believe in, and to fight for that is amazing.