I wish to draw your kind attention to a Kerala-based alternative media effort, which has been on for more than five years.
This is how the organization, which went online on March 27, 2002, describes itself:
"'Countercurrents' is a non-profit organization and the site is financed by our personal income and the small contributions received from the readers.
"www.countercurrents.org is an alternative news site. We bring out what the mainstream media fails to tell you, or hides from you. These are the things that really matter. The things which may determine the fate of planet earth! The future of our children! In a word, the survival of the species!
"Countercurrents.org stands for peace and justice. Our sympathies are with all those who are engaged in struggles for economic, political, social, cultural, gender, environmental ….. justice. Our aim is to strengthen all these movements. Our conviction is that the driving force of social change is these small counter movements and struggles!"
PB No. 5,
PIN 686 016
Satya Sagar, writing in countercurrents.org, makes an interesting comparison between Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. It can be seen at http://www.countercurrents.org/CPM%20Vs%20BJP.pdf