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Kovind, Dalit Politics and Hindu Nationalism

June 26, 2017 - 8:08 pm in Governance

By nominating Ramanth Kovind as the Presidential candidate, BJP has tried to play the politics of tokenism to the hilt. Mr. Kovind is a dalit from UP. While many names were doing round from BJP parivar, finally they settled down for a person who is dalit in…

Communal Violence in Chhapra & Maker: A Fact Finding Report

October 18, 2016 - 1:18 pm in Governance

The news of the outbreak of communal violence on 5th and 6th August 2016 in Maker village and Chhapra town, both in Saran District (Bihar), was disturbing.…

Is Sword Mightier than Pen now?

May 18, 2016 - 8:48 pm in Society

It is well known proverb, Pen is mightier than sword, but in this Corporate era it seems to be as Sword is mightier than Pen. Recently two journalists…

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…

Domicile rights in Jharkhand deferred

March 30, 2016 - 8:01 pm in Rights

Jharkhand is a newly created state separated from Bihar. It came into existence on 15th Nov, 2000 as 28th state in the Geographical and Political map of India. 15th November is a Birthday of a Great Freedom fighter Birsa Munda. Jharkhand is a Non-Brahmanical…

Communal Violence 2015: Glimpse into Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & Haryana

January 15, 2016 - 8:32 pm in Society

North India has reported highest number of instances of communal violence in the year 2015.  Some news reports went as far as calling the cow belt of India a tinderbox of communal violence. Some characteristics were discerned to have beset the violence all…

Bihar Elections – Insights and Perspectives

November 10, 2015 - 2:02 pm in Elections

The Grand Alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav registered a landslide victory over the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. As the Grand Alliance won with two-third majority, one cannot dismiss that BJP,…

Lalu repeats VPs Mandal legacy in Bihar to stop Hindutva’s juggernaut

November 9, 2015 - 12:36 pm in Elections

The historical verdict of the Bihar 2015 has send shock waves in the Hindutva camp while gladdening the heart of every Indian who believed in inclusive secularism and protecting the idea of India as enshrined in our republican constitution and the hero of…

Population by Religions in times to come

April 28, 2015 - 12:46 pm in Society

The PEW Research Center has released a report (2nd April 2015); which gives the projections of populations in times to come. It says that in India the population of Hindus will fall down from present 79.5 % to 76.7% and the Muslim population will rise up…