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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…

Threatening India’s unity and integrity | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 8, 2017 - 1:04 pm in Society

A man was burnt to death in Rajasthan on December 6th when we were moaning and remembering the 25th year of the assault on our constitution. Afrazul was…

Learning from Obama’s saner advice and Trump’s madness | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 3, 2017 - 3:43 pm in Governance

Former US President Barak Obama was here for participating at summit organised by a newspaper and also spoke to what he termed as 'future leaders' at…

Hindutva and History

October 31, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Culture

The controversial statement of the BJP legislator of UP State Sangeet Som denigrating Taj Mahal should not surprise us. ‘History’ propounded by the Hindu supremacists is stranger than fiction. It is a tool in the hands Hindutva to justify their ideology…

Caste and the illusion of Samajik Samrasta

October 16, 2017 - 7:33 pm in Culture

Jayesh Solanki from Bhadraniya, Gujarat was killed by members of upper caste in early October because Jayesh wanted to witness garba organized by the upper caste. His head was brutally banged against a wall (The Hindu, 2017). Jayesh Solanki was a Dalit. Jayesh…

Why are we silent on the grave threat to Prof Kancha Illaiah

September 26, 2017 - 6:06 pm in Rights

While it is nobody’s suggestion that India was a tolerant land some three years back and suddenly has developed the intolerance but none can deny the fact that the goons threatening intellectuals and activists have certainly become more arrogant and encouraged…

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…

Biggest threat to Indian Democracy – The Caste System

April 5, 2017 - 6:36 pm in Rights, Uncategorized

Despite a great threat to their own existence inside the JNU campuses which is being 'cleaned' to maintain brahmanical hegemony ( it was always there but in a better 'coordinated' and sophisticated way) the young Ambedkarites of Birsa Ambedkar Student Association…

Possible deepening of communal polarization post UP assembly results, 2017

March 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm in Faiths, Society

The Assembly election results of 2017 have come as a bolt too many and are a matter of deep celebration for the communal forces. While there is a slight dip in the voting percentage of BJP from 2014 general elections, the number of seats it has wrested is…