Several civil society members and prominent intellectuals of Assam joined to voice support for Anna Hazare while the AGP announced to stage a dharna programme and march to Raj Bhavan on August 29 in support of a strong Lokpal.
A small band of writers, painters and intellectuals has been throwing their might with social activist Anna Hazare`s fight against corruption - to lend the campaign more teeth and visibility and also question its shortcomings.
Is there an economic case for
a separate Telangana state and should the Centre set up a
states reorganising commission to solve the vexed issue in
Andhra Pradesh and similar demands in other parts of the
Top Maoist leader Koteswar Rao alias
Kishenji on Sunday said he wants intellectuals to mediate between
the government and the Maoists, amid reports that
writer-activist Arundhati Roy could be one among them.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama says China remains "very hardened" towards him and fellow Tibetans though he is encouraged by the growing support for the Tibetan cause among Chinese intellectuals.