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Ambedkar and Nationalsim

April 16, 2016 - 1:10 pm in Politics

Even those political parties that have systematically tried to undermine Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s agenda – of equality, social justice, fraternity and liberty – are, for political gains, celebrating his 125th birth anniversary. They are invoking Babasaheb…

What’s in store for Kashmiris if BJP is part of the Government?

April 7, 2016 - 7:00 am in Politics

Recirculating my earlier article on formation of alliance with BJP Government in Kashmir, this is in the context of revival of PDP-BJP alliance with Mehbooba…

(From Archives) Veer Savarkar : Brave By Half

March 25, 2016 - 10:35 am in Politics

This article was written when Savarkar's potrait was unveiled in the Parliament. The article is republished in the context of the latest controversy involving…

Manufacturing Emotive Issues: Bharat Mata Ki Jai

March 21, 2016 - 4:58 pm in Politics

Manufacturing Emotive Issues Bharat Mata Ki Jai and hurling 'Anti Nationalism' for Dissent The national scene is being dominated by the current ‘you must chant Barat Mata ki jai’ to prove your nationalism. This was preceded by the ‘Anti national' abuse…

Anti National – The WHAT and WHO of it.

March 13, 2016 - 12:32 pm in Politics

These are the burning issue dividing the nation. The RSS-BJP combine claim that the slogan 'Pakistan Zindabad' is anti-national, to shout Afzal Guru Zindabad is anti-national and to say that Kashmir should be given Azadi or that. Kashmir is under India's occupation…

Dissent termed Anti National, Undeclared Emergency at JNU

February 15, 2016 - 3:38 pm in Politics

AIFRTE Statement on Assault on JNU Students & Arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on charges of Sedition AIFRTE strongly condemns the Delhi Police assault on the Jawaharlal Nehru University students at the behest of the central government with Home…

Declassify to demystify: Subhash Chandra Bose

January 26, 2016 - 7:20 pm in Politics

It is not surprising that political parties are vying to magnify the mystery that has been continuously allowed around Subhash Chandra Bose, who definitely enjoys an iconic status in the minds of Indians apart from Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh and to some extent…

Republican Democratic Constitution vs Manusmriti

November 26, 2015 - 3:50 pm in Politics

Today is the constitution day. Many people have been claiming that India did not progress in sixty years and everything happened after May 2014 when some extraordinary human being took over the reins of the country. It is important to understand why today…

The Fall of Tinsel God

November 16, 2015 - 4:36 pm in Politics

How mighty have fallen fits in completely with the rout of B.J.P0. in recently held elections to Bihar Assembly. To any analyst it looked that it was going to be close fight – it is no hidden secret that progressive forces in the country like academics,…

BJP refuses to come under RTI, exposes its intent towards Transparency & Accountability

August 25, 2015 - 2:31 am in Politics

On a plea filed through Swaraj Abhiyan co-founder Prashant Bhushan, the BJP-led central government has told the Supreme Court that it was against the idea of bringing political parties under the Right to Information Act arguing that the move will adversely…

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