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Perspectives on women in the discourse of nationalism

June 2, 2016 - 2:43 pm in Culture

The public discourse in India today is replete with discussions on nationalism. The actions of any individual and particularly of those who have a point of view that is different from that of the current political dispensation or establishment are termed as…

S. Chandramohan: Poet of an enlightened Ambedkarite era

May 8, 2016 - 5:27 pm in Culture

Chandramohan’s poetry reflects the brilliance of his thought process and the rebel inside him. The seer diversity and variety of issues that he has…

Jharkhand | Where Mountains are for sale

April 21, 2016 - 6:37 pm in Culture

  Jharkhand has huge mineral and natural resources. Above the earth there is water,river,forest , mountain and stones etc. Under the earth there…

God, holy temples and unholy women

February 29, 2016 - 3:36 pm in Culture

The news is abuzz with the protests led by women to enter holy shrines - be it the temple of Sabarimala, Shani Shingnapur or Haji Ali. These women have one very fundamental and seemingly simple demand – entry to the shrines. At the famous Sabarimala temple…

Caste system in India: Response of the RSS

February 16, 2016 - 3:23 pm in Culture

The suicide of Rohith Vemula shocked the country and brought the focus on the debate of caste discrimination and freedom of expression. Rohith was a Dalit PhD scholar at the prestigious University of Hyderabad. He was part of Ambedkar Students Association…

Invitation: Palestinian Literature Through a Queer Lense

February 13, 2016 - 12:41 pm in Culture

Centre for Study of Society and Secularism  invites you to an interaction with renowned Palestinian poet  Raji Bathish on "Palestinian Literature Through a Queer Lense" English translation by Suneela Mubayi Venue: CSSS Office, 603, New Silver Star,  Near…

Celebrate Food diversity

December 5, 2015 - 4:58 pm in Culture

It is interesting to see some of the students who organise beef festival terming me as Islamophobe and part of Hindutva game plan since I said food should be celebrated and I wish to say that they could have organised a festival where all kind of people come…

‘Tolerating’ aberrations in India

December 1, 2015 - 4:57 pm in Culture

Indian Parliament paid glorious tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar on his 125th birth anniversary celebrations and prime minister asked that the values of the constitution be promoted all over the country yet the home minister wanted the ‘Socialist Secular’…

Growing Intolerance

November 27, 2015 - 9:36 pm in Culture

Recently in an interview at an award function, Amir Khan, mentioned that his wife, Kiran asked him whether they should leave the country. To Amir Khan, the statement of his wife was disastrous and indicated growing intolerance in the country. Though we condemn…

Continuity and Change within the Sangh Parivar

October 1, 2015 - 1:54 am in Culture

Our PM Narendra Modi travels across the globe soliciting global capital to make in India and announces various deals making India a very attractive destination for multinational capital to earn its dream profits. PM recently met the CEOs of various companies…