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Why Dalits celebrate victory of British over the Peshwa, Bhima Koregaon.

January 1, 2018 - 4:57 pm in Reforms

200 years ago, the Marathas were organized into a loose confederacy, with the major constituents being the Peshwa of Pune, the Scindia of Gwalior, the Holkar of Indore, the Gaekwad of Baroda, and the Bhonsle of Nagpur. There were revenue sharing disputes among…

Crimes that society needs to discuss which media skipped

December 8, 2017 - 4:48 pm in Reforms

We are all now part of ‘Breaking News’ and ‘Viral News’ culture. This has been imposed on our mind set by media, politicians and the ruling clergy.…

Devendrakula Vellalar (Dalits) demand removal from SC list

December 7, 2017 - 10:20 am in Reforms

It was a little late when I reached the Mandi House roundabout where the march was supposed to be to Parliament Street yesterday, To my surprise, I did…

Why Propaganda passes as News in (Indian) Media | Pushkar Raj

November 20, 2017 - 6:55 pm in Reforms

It is a common refrain in the country that news has declined in content and quality. Social media is full of debate on the issue since innovations like the paid news and scandals like Radia tape. A common thread of concern is that the media is scandalizing,…

Gauri Lankesh’s silence should unite all Democrats

September 19, 2017 - 5:35 pm in Reforms

Gauri Lankesh’s pen has been silenced by bullets of a coward. Those who killed her do not even have the courage to claim their action. They know they cannot justify their act to anybody and have no support, except a few driven by extreme right wing Hindu…

Visions of Secularism: Triple Talaq Judgment

September 8, 2017 - 5:54 pm in Faiths, Reforms

Secularism is once again being debated after the 5 member Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court of India set aside by majority of 3:2 Judgment in Writ Petition (C) No. 118 of 2016 (Shayara Bano vs. Union of India & others), talaq-e-biddat or instant…

How to Revive the spirit of Quit India Movement ?

August 21, 2017 - 12:37 pm in Faiths, Reforms

The ‘Quit India’ movement 1942, whose 75th anniversary is currently being celebrated, was the major landmark in the struggle for India’s Independence. On 8thAugust the Indian National Congress working Committee Meeting at Gowalia Tank Maidan (now August…

In London Secular Indians marched to protect democracy

August 16, 2017 - 5:38 pm in Reforms

In a massive show of strength hundreds of Indians living in United Kingdom gathered at Tavistock Square to express their disapproval of the politics of hatred and growing incidents of mob lynching against minorities, Dalits and other marginalised sections…

Dalits should give up reservations voluntarily, let upper caste enjoy it now. #India@70

August 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm in Education, Reforms

The Scheduled Caste & Tribes in India have enjoyed the so called “reservation” benefits. Some of the members of the community have progressed economically to a very well of status. Most are yet to upgrade their economic situations. Even the ones who…

Time to look beyond caste for marriage. #India@70

August 15, 2017 - 8:07 am in Reforms, Society

There may be a way to break the hold of the caste system in India! The breaking down of caste system occurs only when people marry or have sexual relationships and have children with, those who are outside their caste. Otherwise people would continue to carry…