In an exhaustive and incisive interview Professor Romila Thapar, Emeritus Professor of History at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and Hon D.Litt in both the University of Oxford and University of Chicago speaks to Teesta Setalvad in her special show on Communalism Combat.

The greatest challenge under the new regime is the challenge to democracy itself; to political, economic and social participation as also to the vibrant diversity of India and Indians’


Founder of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakthi Sanghatan (MKSS), Rajasthan, Aruna Roy speaks to Teesta Setalvad


The world of Hindustani music needs to be open to one and all especially to the young among Dalits and the downtrodden

-- Pandit Vikash Maharaj, famed Sarod playerof the Banaras Gharana to Teesta Setalvad in an exclusive interview


  Films like Garm Hawa, with a unique perspective on Partition are of particular relevance today, given the current Indian regime that is characterised by a communal and fundamentalist outlook, noted film director MS Sathyu told Teesta Setalvad in this week’s special interview. 

Supercop' Julio F Ribeiro, former DGP Punjab and Commissioner of Police, Bombay speaks to Teesta Setalvad about the challenges of tackling terror, the importance of promoting communal harmony and the urgent need for police reform. Listen in to this special interview of Communalism Combat

In this week's special interview, Teesta Setalvad speaks to the duo, Mehdi Niroomand, third generation Indian Iranian and his friend and partner, Prithvi Chirnis who jointly run Pune's Sheesha Cafe an iconic name for music accompanied by delicious cuisine. 

There is a concerted effort to change the basic secular character of the Indian Constitution: Justice PB Sawant, former SC Judge

Don’t narrow your band width to a bitter and hate ridden version of Hinduism as appropriated by the RSS, Mahesh Bhatt, award winning film maker exhorts the young Indian film maker in this Special Interview with Teesta Setalvad


        Within months of coming to power, the BJP government has started it’s attack on India’s poor: Brinda Karat       

-- Brinda Karat in conversation with Teesta Setalvad


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Baba Adhav, at 84 remains a doyen of the working class movement having organised the unorganised section of India's working class, the ragpicker, the domestic worker into what Pune and many parts of Maharashtra proudly know as the Hamal Panchayats.

-- Baba Adhav in conversation with Teesta Setalvad


From farm labourer to erudite defence counsel to
public prosecutor to High Court Judge BG Kolse Patil,
today a mass leader speaks to Teesta Setalvad.

A true democracy is not about holding elections but how the right to peaceful assembly, protest and association is encouraged, what happens between elections

-- United Nations Special Rapporteur, Maina Kiai


Lenin Gandhi and Ambedkar, when strongly espousing their views on the political economy would be dubbed left wing loonies today - P Sainath to Teesta Setalvad

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The Divisive Agenda of the RSS is now out in the Open, Teesta Setalvad's First Interview of the Series with Director Hansal Mehta.

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  Interview in Hindi

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