Mohalla live (मोहल्ला लाइव) is a site for News, Debate and Discussion in Hindi. This website is focused on society, politics, cinema, literature and media. This was started as a first community blog which provided uncensored and equal opportunity for debate and discussion in Hindi zoner. At that time, it was simply known as Mohalla (mohalla.blogspot.com). Soon it became an movement and inspired hundreds, perhaps thousands of bloggers in Hindi language to express themselves. Some of the debates on Mohallalive became so intense and fierce that many newspapers and magazines published them with courtesy. Mohalla live has a clear stand, it is always in the support of secularism, downtrodden, Dalits, women and progressive thoughts. It has disclosed the hypocrisy of media, politics and institutions, perhaps no any mainstream and institutional media ever dared. It even faced many legal suits for it, but its zeal never dented.
Mohalla live has always encouraged new writers and welcomed old ones with their youthful thoughts. Recently, with Janatantra.com and Yatra Books (Hindi partner of Penguine Books India) it has started a series of discourse in Delhi named ‘Bahastalab’ (बहसतलब). These discourses are held in Delhi but it intends to organize it across India in near future. It has raised and debated issues on social cause, cinema and media in these discourses which saw the participation of eminent personalities of literary, intellectual and cinema world of India. It has tried to fulfill the vacant place of public debates in Hindi world which once used to be the focal points of Coffee House.
This initiative of an individual, though with the active support of many youthful persons, is indeed an movement in virtual space.
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