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In Conversation with Tilak Pariyar

September 11, 2016 - 4:17 pm in Reforms, Video

Vidya Bhushan Rawat, a Radical Humanist, political analyst and human rights activist based in Delhi, speaks to Tikal Pariyar, Nepal Tilak Pariyar is Member Central Committee, Communist Party of Nepal. He is the first member of the Dalit community to have reached…

The Mother and her Deification

September 5, 2016 - 4:53 pm in Reforms

Many friends ask me why I am quiet on the issue of Mother Teresa and her canonization . Well, I have been travelling and not really following much of…

Amnesty Report on Kashmir: An Attempt to Uncover a Narrative of Denied Justice

September 2, 2016 - 6:19 pm in Reforms

An FIR was recently registered against Amnesty International India (AII) on charges of sedition and other IPC sections. Amnesty International India had…

Uniform Civil Code- a Political Ruse

August 17, 2016 - 6:36 pm in Reforms

The government (Law ministry) recently referred the matter of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) to the Law Commission to seek its opinion. The UCC debate has been raging on since independence but has seen many ups and downs depending upon the political ideology at…

Political battles need bigger social coalition

July 27, 2016 - 12:33 pm in Reforms

It was a solidarity protest against atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat and other parts of the country. Numerous organisations came. Jantar Mantar, during the session of Parliament, was crowded as usual with a diverse group. On the left-hand side of our protest…

Adivasis quit homeland due to economic poverty and social insecurity

June 18, 2016 - 12:50 pm in Culture, Reforms

Adivasis leaving their homeland in waves - searching for a way out of  economic poverty and social insecurity During the recent years three types of migration waves are taking place in the Adivasi dominant states of Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal.…

Domestic Violence: Lessons for India from Australia

May 17, 2016 - 10:49 am in Reforms

One social parallel that can be drawn between two dissimilar countries like India and Australia is rampant family violence in both the countries. As Australia is fighting the menace vigorously, India can learn a few  lessons from it, giving some relief to…

Dr. Ambedkar in Jharkhand

April 14, 2016 - 7:10 pm in Reforms

July 20,1942 is a historical and memorable day in the History of India .On this very day Dr. B. R Ambedkar was appointed as labour member( labour Minister) in the Executive Council of Viceroy. He was not only a Professor, Lawyer, Politician, Educationalist…

Blue & Red: from Rohith Vemula to Kanhaiyya Kumar

March 17, 2016 - 2:21 pm in Reforms

JNU administration has not brought itself to glory when it expelled all the students charged with ‘sedition’ activities without giving them a chance to explain their position and when the matter is subjudice. What happens if the courts exonerate the students…

Vandalisation of Church and assault on Believers: Chhattisgarh

March 7, 2016 - 10:42 am in Reforms

Chhattisgarh Nagrik Samyukta Sangarsh Samiti strongly condemns the vandalisation of Church and subsequent assault on the church members in Kachana near Raipur city. The attack happened around 11 am today (March 6, 2016) allegedly by members of Bajrang Dal.…