MADHU KISHWAR

  • Delhi University VC Dinesh Singh hasn't resigned, claims Madhu Kishwar June 24, 2014

    Activist Madhu Kishwar claimed that Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh has not resigned and was bring threatened. She said, "I'm saying it with DU's authorisation from the Vice Chancellor, he has not resigned yet." Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Kishwar said, "Dinesh Singh told me that he is under tremendous...
  • The elitism of the subsidised: Kishwar, Irani and the Indian Nword May 28, 2014

    In a country where hierarchy and class differences manifest at every turn, we have several forms of the West's Nword. One is "neech", with its connotations of lower caste and social background, a word which has never really lost its pejorative associations despite years of affirmative action and which caused...
  • Qualification row: Madhu Kishwar calls Smriti Irani 'nalayak' May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The allocation of the Human Resources Development Ministry to BJP leader Smriti Irani has not gone down too well with some leaders and activists. A day after the Congress questioned the educational qualifications of Irani, popular activist and BJP sympathiser Madhu Kishwar flayed the young leader for being...
  • Madhu Kishwar lets fly at the choice of Smriti Irani as HRD Minister May 28, 2014

    Not very long ago Madhu Kishwar had transformed into an avowed Narendra Modi admirer, but after Modi and BJP's victory in the Lok Sabha elections there is possibly a change in her position, or at least this is the appearance that her tweets give. She has now let loose a...
  • Madhu Kishwar targets wannabe Delhi CM Kiran Bedi May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi gears up for a regime change of epic proportions, two highprofile women one an old upholder of 'Cause NaMo' and another a new convert have crossed swords on Twitter. Madhu Kishwar, the academic and writer who has been rooting strongly for PMdesignate Narendra Modi...
  • Modi's marriage non-existent, it was never consummated: Madhu Kishwar April 11, 2014

    In conversation with CNN IBN, Professor CSDS and Founder Editor of Manushi, Madhu Kishwar rubbished claims of Narendra Modi's marriage and called it non-existent. "Modi's so called marriage took place when they were teenagers. They never cohabited. Their marriage was never consummated. Legally they can call for annulment of the...
  • Is it in the best interest of BJP that Advani retires from politics? March 20, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to leave the decision on choice of seat for party veteran LK Advani to the man himself. IBN18's Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai debates with LK Advani's ex-aide Sudheendra Kulkarni and Professor at CSDS Madhu Kishwar and asks whether it is time for the veteran leader...
  • NCW accepts Lekhi's claims of not revealing woman journalist's name December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women has accepted BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi's argument that she did not tweet the name of the complainant in the Tehelka FounderEditor Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case and that the offending tweet was published after someone mishandled her phone. The NCW has asked the...
  • Tweets on Tehelka and Tejpal get personal November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The alleged rape case of a Tehelka journalist by its founder and editor in chief Tarun Tejpal is keeping the social media abuzz. The hardcore supporters of Tehelka and Tejpal cult to its harshest critics have been tweeting nonstop about the rape incident.Noted feminist and writer Madhu Kishwar...
  • Modi faces assassination threat, academic Madhu Kishwar claims on Twitter April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Academic Madhu Kishwar on Wednesday tweeted about a threat to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's life. Kishwar later deleted the controversial tweet, but not before it was picked up by hundreds of users who debated both the authenticity of the information and the need to delete it. ...
  • Social activist beaten for helping street vendors January 5, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhis streets are perhaps one of the most mismanaged ones in the country. On December 31, 2007, social activist and director of Manushi, Madhu Kishwar was beaten up allegedly by local goons in the Sewa Nagar Area of South Delhi. Kishwar has been working in the area for setting up...