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Common Land (‘Commons’) cannot be part of Land Bank | Stan Swamy

November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am in Governance

‘Land Bank’, as announced by Jharkhand govt, consists of 20.56 lakh Acres Land.  Out of this, 10.56 lakh acres have already been earmarked for New Companies in Jharkhand under the Momentum Jharkhand. Out of 10.56 lakh acres 8,57,624 acres (81.21%) are…

Revolution is not Bitcoin but Blockchain, replacing double entry Bookkeeping and Banks.

October 21, 2017 - 1:37 pm in Economics, Governance

The reason why digital fiat currency (DFC) is making capitalism obsolescent is that there is no need for loans, debts, interest or capital repayment,…

Sectarianism suppressing democratic Right of Expression | Ram Puniyani

October 20, 2017 - 4:11 pm in Governance

Freedom of expression has been the core value which accompanied the struggle for India’s Independence. The British did attempt to stifle the voices…

Not ‘Fake’ but unable to meet Digital’ demands | Stan Swamy

October 8, 2017 - 5:22 pm in Governance

Ration Cards of the Poorest of the poor cancelled as ‘Fake’ 11,64,000 ration cards cancelled as ‘fake’; 2,71,000 old-age pensioners have been declared ‘fake’; pruning of MGNREGA applicants as ‘fake’ Jharkhand govt gave a full page ad on 22nd…

Murder of Gauri Lankesh : An attack on Media or ideology?

September 7, 2017 - 7:38 pm in Governance

The Press Club of India did not have space to even stand yesterday. The outpouring of grief and anger in the street as well as on the social media on the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh compelled many veterans to join hand and speak up against the culture…

Protest against Violence

August 7, 2017 - 1:21 pm in Governance

More than hundred military veterans wrote to the prime minister last week dissenting growing violence against people in the country.  Earlier, last month, thousands of people in several cities protested against the widespread incidence of mob violence against…

Amarnath Yatra, Kashmir Turmoil and Communal Cauldron

August 1, 2017 - 2:51 pm in Faiths, Governance

The turmoil in Kashmir has worsened since the encounter of Burhan Wani last year (2016). The ceaseless protests, the handling of protests leading to deaths and blinding of many is very disturbing. To cap this negative development the attack on Amaranth pilgrims…

Analysis of MASUKA, Protection from Lynching Act, 2017

July 14, 2017 - 3:39 pm in Governance, Reforms

Protection from Lynching Act, 2017 [1] Niranjan Milind Deshpande[2] So as to bring an approach of rule of law not by rule by law majors like this draft presentation followed by a nationwide, non-political dissent[3] is necessary for democracy and diversity…

Survival vs Development: Analysis of Maharashtra Farmer’s Agitation

July 9, 2017 - 6:41 pm in Economics, Governance

The state of Maharashtra is located in the western part of India, with it being the third largest state in the country. The state covers over an area of 118,809 square miles, shares its borders with the state of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Telangana,…

Kovind, Dalit Politics and Hindu Nationalism

June 26, 2017 - 8:08 pm in Governance

By nominating Ramanth Kovind as the Presidential candidate, BJP has tried to play the politics of tokenism to the hilt. Mr. Kovind is a dalit from UP. While many names were doing round from BJP parivar, finally they settled down for a person who is dalit in…