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Korean Anniversary: Confidence-building Measures Still Needed

September 14, 2018 - 3:37 pm in Culture, Politics, Reforms

Sunday 9 September was the 70th anniversary of the creation of North Korea. As has been usual in recent years there was a very highly-structured ceremonial parade. Such mass events are used to convey policy  priorities to its citizens and to the outside…

Atal Bihari Vajpayee: BJP’s Liberal mask with soul of Sangh

August 30, 2018 - 12:23 pm in Politics

With the loss of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the ex-Prime minster of India, many obituaries poured in praising his liberalism and amicable nature. Many of them…

Is Congress a Muslim Party, is it against Hindus? | Ram Puniyani

May 3, 2018 - 5:44 pm in Politics

Currently there is propaganda from BJP combine that Congress is anti Hindu party. On every conceivable occasion it states that Congress is insulting Hinduism.…

BJP is Belittling Nehru’s Legacy… Why ? | Ram Puniyani

April 10, 2018 - 8:43 pm in Politics

Last few years there is a concerted attempt on the part of the ruling BJP to ignore and undermine the legacy of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minster of India, the architect of Modern India. In the international meets his name is deliberately ignored.…

Highlighting ‘Ramji’ in Ambedkar’s name! | Ram Puniyani

April 8, 2018 - 12:18 pm in Politics

Currently many a dalit’s leaders are up in arms and criticizing the move of UP Government of adding ‘Ramji’ in official records of Bhimrao Ambedkar. It is true that Babasaheb signed the Constitution as Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, but as such not too often…

Adivasis seek to re-assert their traditional identity | Stan Swamy

March 26, 2018 - 2:43 pm in Politics

 ‘Adivasi history is an unbroken chain of broken promises’ (Dr.B.D.Sharma) What are these broken promises? Massive displacement without rehabilitation: Independent studies estimate that about 24 lakh acres of their land has been forcibly acquired by the…

Kamal Haasan’s Dravidian identity project | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 21, 2018 - 10:44 am in Politics

Kamal Haasan has called for strengthening a Pan Indian Dravidian identity and asked the chief ministers of all the South Indian States : Tamilnadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to have a join front so that they can extract more…

For 2019, Left should be part of Secular Democratic Alliance | Ram Puniyani

December 21, 2017 - 1:25 pm in Politics

In the fact of the rising electoral strength of BJP, particularly after it massive victory in 2014 General elections, its coming to power in different states and its rising electoral support even in places where earlier it was absent, has shaken up many a…

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 may say about him, late Kanshiram influenced the Indian polity more than anyone else in mid 1980s and the…