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Caste and the illusion of Samajik Samrasta

October 16, 2017 - 7:33 pm in Culture

Jayesh Solanki from Bhadraniya, Gujarat was killed by members of upper caste in early October because Jayesh wanted to witness garba organized by the upper caste. His head was brutally banged against a wall (The Hindu, 2017). Jayesh Solanki was a Dalit. Jayesh…

Banaras Hindu University – A den of patriarchy?

October 5, 2017 - 5:57 pm in Culture

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, said Nelson Mandela. If education is a weapon to change the world then…

Myanmar: Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

September 14, 2017 - 11:12 am in Culture, Faiths

Massive protests are being witnessed in many countries, Bangla Desh, Pakistan, India among others against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar…

Did RSS Participate in Freedom Movement? | Ram Puniyani

September 7, 2017 - 10:38 am in Culture

Freedom movement was an all inclusive movement with the participation of people of all religions and regions. Its underlying premise was pluralism and the concept of Secular Democratic India, which bound all the people in the bonds of fraternity. Those who…

When Ambedkar becomes Muhammad

July 24, 2017 - 2:29 pm in Culture

It is ironic that a man who was defiantly against hero worship today is worshipped more than any other individual from the last 100 years in India. It is understandable that idolation of Ambedkar is nothing more than looking up to a man that in all of the…

Decorating tree’s branches while cutting off its roots

July 7, 2017 - 4:07 pm in Culture

Govt’s welfare schemes are the branches, adivasi land is the roots Decorating the branches . . . it is almost a dream-world perusing the long list of developmental and welfare schemes meant for SCs and STs. There are 49 schemes jointly undertaken by the…

Is Tajmahal not a part of Indian Culture?

June 26, 2017 - 12:25 pm in Culture

Culture is a fascinating aspect of our life. To understand the culture one examines the social life and observes multiple facets of life, food habits, clothes, music, language, literature, architecture and aspects of religion, among other. In a plural diverse…

Manipulation of History for Social Engineering | Ram Puniyani

June 14, 2017 - 7:29 pm in Culture, Faiths

The agenda of Hindu nationalism is to polarize the communities along religious lines and to subjugate the lower castes within its gambit. The first major target of this politics was to demonize the Muslim kings as foreigners, aggressors, who tried to convert…

Thakur Rogues in Uttar Pradesh

May 25, 2017 - 5:50 pm in Culture, Society

Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh is on the boil for over one month as the Thakurs who are also known as Kshatriyas or Rajputs have been engaged in violent attacks on the Dalits in which several people have been killed, several other injured and houses…

Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti Activists Subjected To Illegal Detention

May 18, 2017 - 10:03 pm in Culture, Environment, Society

A fact finding team comprising environmental and social activist Priya Pillai, All India Progressive Women's Association Secretary Kavita Krishnan, senior activist Chittaranjan Behera, Santi Snigdha Mohanty of Delhi Solidarity Group, student activist Birender…