‘Paatal Lok’: How our feudal, casteist and communal society churns out murderers
Indian society is made up of the Swarg Lok, Dharti Lok and Paatal Lok, says a protagonist of this new web series. We can’t help but agree with the message: the ‘Paatal Lok’ is our creation, writes Hemraj P. Jangir
पाताल लोक : समाज का आईना प्रस्तुत करती एक वेब सीरीज
इस नई वेब सीरीज का एक प्रमुख पात्र कहता है कि भारतीय समाज में तीन लोक हैं – स्वर्ग, धरती और पाताल। स्वर्ग में देवता वास करते हैं तो धरती पर आम आदमी। वहीं पाताल मतलब अपराधियों यानी कीड़ों-मकोड़ों की वास स्थली। यह सीरीज बताती है कि वे कौन हैं जो इंसानों को कीड़ा-मकोड़ा बनने पर मजबूर कर देते हैं। हेमराज पी. जांगिड़ की समीक्षा
Apple News trusts humans, not machines, to be objective
Apple News is using a team of journalists instead of artificial intelligence for its news app. This is significant as machines are known to be unbiased and human decisions are often met with scepticism. Forward Press reports
Senior journalist Rajkishore is no more
Rajkishore, 71, was undergoing treatment for lung infection at AIIMS. He passed away this morning.
An opening at Forward Press for Assistant Editor (English)
Forward Press has a vacancy for an Assistant Editor (English). If you are proficient in English and believe in the Dalitbahujan ideology, this opportunity is for you
Gauri Lankesh wrote about 'Reclaiming Mahishasur'
What explains the increasing fascination for Mahishasur and other Asurs? Is it enough to dismiss this phenomenon by arguing that mythology is not history? Or that folklore cannot tell us about our past?
Forward Thinking, January 2015
Tribal activist and writer Gladson Dungdung. His detailed report on the beastly treatment of a Tribal family in Jharkhand – all because they dared to drink water from a police station hand pump – is part of the “first rough draft of history” of India’s oppressed Bahujan peoples