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How embracing diversity enriched my life, brought profound sense of joy

By Mike Ghouse*  If you can shed the bias towards others, you'll love the connections with every human that God or his systems have created. This gives a sense of freedom and brings meaning and joy to life. Embracing and respecting how people dress, eat, and practice their beliefs becomes an enriching experience.
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54% of firms report ‘less than normal’ or lower sales, subdued profit margins: IIM-A survey

By Our Representative  The high profile Business Inflation Expectations Survey (BIES) of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmdabad (IIM-A) has revealed that About 54% of the firms are still reporting ‘somewhat less than normal’ or lower sales, even as pointing out that overall, the profit margins expectations have remained subdued.  

Why today notion of free market, touted as free and fair, is far from reality

By Bhabani Shankar Nayak*  Historically, markets were established by working people to serve their everyday needs and desires. These markets were grounded in the local communities they served, reflecting the economic and social realities of the time. People would come together in these markets to trade goods and services, fostering a sense of community and mutual dependence.

Post-poll mob lynching spree, bulldozer justice: NAPM seeks united resistance

Counterview Desk  Condemning what it calls "the horrific spree of mob lynchings across the country after the Lok Sabha election results", India's premier civil society network, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), has called for "united resistance" against "hateful communal politics, mob lynching of religious minorities and caste-based oppression".

Defeat in Badrinath, Ayodhya suggests Hindutva 'losing' its political currency

By Bhabani Shankar Nayak*  The recent decline in the BJP’s seat numbers in the Indian parliament, along with their electoral losses in the latest bypolls, indicates a diminishing marginal utility of Hindutva politics. The defeats in significant temple towns such as Badrinath and Ayodhya suggest that Hindutva is losing its political currency.

Despite global trend to the contrary, blind faith in babas has 'lately picked up' in India

By Ram Puniyani*  In Hathras in Uttar Pradesh in a stampede nearly 121 people died. Most of these were women, mostly Dalit and poor. It was at the Satsang (Holy Discourse), organized for Bhole Baba, or Narayan Sakar Hari. He was earlier in the police force. It is alleged that he had charges of rape against him. Later he took voluntary retirement 28 years ago and turned to preaching. 

'28% rise in sedition cases': Top global NGO alliance rates India's civil space 'repressed'

By Rajiv Shah Rating India's civic space as repressed , Civicus, a global civil society alliance, in its new report submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) on the state of civic space in the country has said that the use of sedition law against the Modi government’s critics continues. "Under the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sedition cases have increased by 28 per cent with over 500 cases against more than 7,000 people", it says.

'Wedding of the century': What does Mukesh Ambani want to prove by such extravaganza?

By NS Venkataraman*  Mukesh  Ambani,   a renowned Indian industrialist who is said to be the richest person in India and  one of the richest persons in the world,   has just now conducted the wedding celebration of  his son in Mumbai,   with unheard level of lavishness in India.

Meaning of setback to aspirations of extreme right in French elections: Options before Left

By Harsh Thakor*  The results of the parliamentary elections in France created a major setback to the aspirations of victory for the extreme right. The Left-wing New Popular Front coalition upset the polls and knocked the neo-fascist Rassemblement National party of Marine Le Pen and Jordan Bardella out of first place in the final round of parliamentary elections.  It was the result of broad unity, organization and mass mobilization. Through following a popular front approach, they have enlarged the space for escalating democratic struggle. 

How US is using Tibetans to provoke conflict with China 'ignoring' India

By Lobsang Tenzin*  On July 12, US President Joe Biden signed the Resolve Tibet Act, and Tibetans cheered for it, believing that the law promotes a resolution of the dispute between Tibet and China. Is this true? First, let's look at the issue of the ownership of Tibet.