Gujarat High Court Appreciates Prosecution For Proving Murder Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

August 12, 2022 6:45 pm

The Gujarat High Court denied the appeal of Vishrambhai Shingabhai Suvera (petitioner), an ex-Central Reserve Police Force employee who murdered his nephew, Shailesh. A division bench of Justice Vipul M Pancholi and Justice Sandeep N Bhatt upheld the Trial Court judgement and appreciated the prosecution for proving the murder case beyond a reasonable doubt.  In […]

Gujarat Hooch Tragedy: Devastating Ground Reality Of Dry State

August 3, 2022 1:51 pm

The incident took the entire country by shock. In Gujarat, which is known to be a dry state, people were dying after consuming spurious liquor. Villagers’ health deteriorated rapidly after consuming country-made liquor, heavily laced with chemicals. This liquor affected People from Rojid, Nabhoi, Chandarva, and Devgana villages in Botad and from Dhandhuka taluka. While […]

Hooch Tragedy Gujarat: AAP To Hold Protest Outside BJP Headquarters In Delhi Today

August 3, 2022 1:49 pm

After the Hooch tragedy in ‘dry’ state Gujarat claimed life of over 30 people, oppsition parties have raised some serious questions against the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in the state. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to hold a protest outside the Delhi headquarters of the saffron party, BJP today on […]

The Ability To Question Is Missing In Gujarat: Nigerian Artist Uche Iroha

August 3, 2022 3:38 pm

Uche James Iroha is a Nigerian currently visiting Gujarat. The visual artist is director, “Photo Garage” in Lagos, an organization that offers a platform for local and global intellectual photographic exchange. He also helms “Depth of Field,” a photography collective based in Lagos where he resides. But why is he in Amdavad? “A quest has […]

Gujarat Ki Beti Vidhya Has To Fight For Education Even in Year 2022

August 3, 2022 12:56 pm

Twelve kilometres from Gujarat’s political capital, Gandhinagar, and 14 kilometres from the commercial capital, Ahmedabad — lies village Amiyapur. However, education beyond class VIII is a distant dream here. Most who leg it out to the nearest school (about 5 to 7 kilometres away) are either absent most of the time or fail several times. […]

Fr. Stan Swamy: His Legacy Lives Forever

August 3, 2022 11:58 am

Fr. Cedric Prakash SJ A year ago, on 5 July 2021, when Father Stan Swamy left us, the world mourned the death of a great human being who epitomised compassion, courage, collaboration and commitment! ‘Stan’, as he was lovingly called by those close to him, died whilst he was still incarcerated. From the time he […]

US Congresswoman Ilhan Tables Resolution Against India For Human Rights Violation

August 3, 2022 11:53 am

Ilhan Omar, the Democratic Congresswoman from Minnesota, has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives condemning India for the alleged human rights violations, specifically those targeting Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Dalits, Adivasis and “other religious and cultural minorities.” Introduced in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the resolution has been sent to the House […]

Gujarat Riots Larger Conspiracy Case: SC Dismisses Zakia Jafri’s Plea

August 3, 2022 1:05 pm

The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge brought by Zakia Ehsan Jafri that contested the SIT’s closure report and threw out claims of a bigger plot involving high-ranking officials and other parties in the Gujarat riots of 2002, which followed the Godhra train massacre. Over the course of fourteen days, a Bench made up of […]

Exposing: The dirty, dodgy business of human trafficking for the big American Dream 

August 3, 2022 3:13 pm

Investigation into the horrifying death of the family of four from Gujarat while trying to illegally gain entry into the US through the Canadian border last month has laid bare the schemings and workings of an intrinsic five-tiered layer chain of human trafficking. And Vibes of India, which has been bringing you exclusive details about […]

Gujarat Minorities Body Demands Action Against “Hate Mongers”

August 3, 2022 3:09 pm

Taking strong exception to a social media and poster campaign in Surat threatening bus operators against halting at highway eateries run by Muslims, a Gujarat-based human rights organisation has dashed off a letter to State DGP Ashish Bhatia to initiate action against such “hate mongers”. The letter by Mujahid Nafees, convenor of NGO Minority Coordination […]

“Gujarat Bus Operators Should Not Stop At Muslim Dhabas Or Be Ready For Consequences”

August 3, 2022 3:11 pm

Deepal Trivedi, Ajeet Tiwari and Janvi Sonaiya Gujarat highway food stall owners are jittery after the International Vishwa Hindu Parishad  and Bajrang Dal have issued a new diktat asking vigilant Hindus to inform them if they see any buses stopping for snack breaks at Muslim owned eateris or dhabas on the Highways. “Let us start […]

Dingucha: Where Death Is More Lucrative Than Life

August 3, 2022 1:39 pm


The Misery Of Unemployment In India And The Lure Of The  American Dream

August 3, 2022 3:30 pm

Was Jagdish Patel, the Gujarat man who froze to death with his wife and two kids on the US-Canada border, merely chasing an American dream or did he leave India in a desperate, jobless and frustrated state? The incident is taking on political colours in India. While Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi refuted […]

Sexism And Cinema In Indian Auto Rickshaws.

August 3, 2022 1:33 pm

Pink and blue coloured hair, big glasses and evident love for food, that’s how you define Shefali Pandey.   Pandey has a natural tendency to observe the most mundane of things and bring out its creative or at least the funny side. A US returned professional and a Gujarati, Shefali loves the Indian rickshaws and her […]

SEWA: By The Poor, For The Poor

August 3, 2022 3:46 pm

Thirty years ago, Ushaben Rathod started her investment journey and today runs a thriving business. A resident of Bapunagar, Ushaben has spent her life as a daily wager polishing diamonds in Ahmedabad. An embodiment of the saying that entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Gujaratis, Ushaben and thousands like her have benefitted from a ‘service’ […]

No Muslim Ownership In Any Area Where There Are Hindu Temples: Gujarat Town Sprinkles Gangajal To Purify Area.

August 3, 2022 3:48 pm

When a 60 plus-year-old man Kisanbhai (name changed on request) shouted that Muslims should be beggars, not hotel owners, he meant it very sincerely. Not taking into consideration that his son who lives in the United State of America works for a Muslim-owned company, he furiously shouted anti-Muslim slogans. “This is my country. America is […]

When Tradition Is Burden: Diaspora Discuss Misogynistic Cultural Norms In South Asia

August 3, 2022 1:09 pm

“We need to look at the role that women play in perpetuating gender-based abuse. A lot of abuses that we consume in popular media, shown as happening to women in Bollywood movies or TV dramas, is women abusing other women. Popular culture normalises it for society,” says Mandy Sanghera, award-winning philanthropist and human-rights activist from […]

Next Chapter Of Feminism Should Engage With Men: Nandita Das At South Asia Union Summit

August 3, 2022 1:13 pm

“In South Asian societies, we genderise so early on,” says Nandita Das, actor, director and human-rights activist, about the inherent gender discrimination in South Asian societies. Speaking at the opening panel of eShe’s South Asia Union Summit Led by Women. Das was among 50 eminent women from 13 countries who came together to seek solutions […]

Uncalculated risks: Contractual workers fight to save their lives and livelihoods

August 3, 2022 1:16 pm

Nasreen Bano (50), clutches hard the papers in the cradle of her arm, as her nephew, Aslam Nagori (26), talks to the media about his accident. Nasreen knows the documents in her hand-collected over a year since Aslam’s accident – is her only chance to get justice for her nephew, who is now wheelchair-bound and […]

“Minority schools may fall apart, lose character if Gujarat government takes over administration”

August 3, 2022 3:50 pm

Article 29 and Article 30 of the Cultural and Educational Rights Act of the Indian Constitution give minority schools the right to administer their schools without the interference of a state government. But in a recent move, the Gujarat government has submitted an affidavit in the Gujarat High Court stating that “reasonable regulations” are required […]