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Attempts to Polarize ‘God’s Own Country’

November 1, 2017 - 11:11 am in Politics

Earlier in the year (2017) BJP President Amit Shah had launched ‘Jan Suraksha Yatra’, a two-week program to highlight the death of RSS workers in Kerala. Many BJP dignitaries (twelve Union Ministers and five Chief ministers) participated in this. The one…

Will BSP nurture young Ambedkarites or turn a family party?

October 9, 2017 - 10:15 am in Politics

Today we remember a great social scientist of India who changed the nature of politics and political movement in India. Whatever the brahmanical elite…

BLEEDING KASHMIR: THE LAND OF KHAKHI, STONE PELTING AND HOPE

June 13, 2017 - 6:08 pm in Governance, Politics

Speaking at a lecture organized by the Centre for Study of Society and Secularism, G.D Parikh Centre for Educational Studies, and Vicharvedh, Mr. Bashir…

Yogi as CM: Portents for Politics in India

April 9, 2017 - 3:03 pm in Politics

The spectacular victory of BJP in UP Assembly poll was capped by choosing of Adityanath Yogi as the Chief Minister of UP. He had not contested for the Assembly nor was he projected as the Chief Minister by BJP before polls. Why so many eyebrows have been raised…

Time for Akhilesh Yadav to assert

October 24, 2016 - 11:44 pm in Politics

What happened in Lucknow today exposed the intricacies of the biggest political family in Uttar Pradesh. The aim was like a palace coup against Akhilesh Yadav in which the father became a prisoner of his past and 'greatness' who saw virtual humiliation of…

Pawar powers truth against unjust arrest

September 11, 2016 - 4:34 pm in Politics

Truth remains truth even if it is said that for some opportunistic political gains. The politicians would love to speak the truth when political benefits can be accessed. Political narratives are fashioned depending on the exigencies of the situation. The…

Population Policy Bhagwat Style

August 30, 2016 - 1:16 pm in Politics

Thomas Malthus was the 1st economist to propose the systematic theory of population.  His essay on the principle of population, Malthus proposed the principle that the human population expands in the geometrical progression while the food production grows…

Unity with ideological clarity is the only way to defeat hegemonists

August 3, 2016 - 10:32 am in Politics

We know the violence against the Dalits, Muslims, Adivasis and Christians is on the rise and it needs to be resisted fully. That law and order agencies are not doing their duties as prescribed to them under the constitution of India. Now we have the 'Sawan…

Ambedkar’s path alone will liberate Dalits

July 20, 2016 - 9:00 pm in Politics

It was good to see Ms Mayawati in her strong way taking on the Sangh Parivar. She need to return to her old self. There is no need to read from written text in Parliament. It is time for her to now go back to cadre and ask them to go for full blow. BJP's attempted…

BJP at 2: Economic Slowdown, Social Divide and Institutional Erosion

June 17, 2016 - 4:20 pm in Politics

The BJP has completed two years in the office recently showcasing its achievements with public money  followed by the national executive meeting of the party. The prime minister has congratulated his government for its achievements of   ‘development’…