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Kasganj Violence: Unveiling the Anatomy of a Riot | Ram Puniyani

February 12, 2018 - 11:24 am in Faiths

Communal violence has been the bane of our society. There had been a perception that this violence is a spontaneous clash between two communities. Over a period of time, it is becoming clear that it is not a spontaneous phenomenon, nor is it a clash between…

Temples, Politics and Leaders: From Jawaharlal Nehru to Rahul Gandhi

January 27, 2018 - 11:48 am in Faiths

What should be the attitude of leaders’ visits to places of worship? The matter is very complex in a society like that of India where the hold of religion…

Global Support for Bhima Koregaon

January 19, 2018 - 8:40 pm in Faiths

Why this global support to BK200 Dear Ambedkarites, and Bahujan Rights Defenders, This letter is to inform and invite you to participate in the democratic…

Communalism and Hate Crimes | Ram Puniyani

December 31, 2017 - 5:08 pm in Faiths

Communal Violence has been a bane of Indian society since over a century. The base of this violence has been the negative perceptions about the ‘other community’. This in turn takes incidents from the lives of Muslim kings, food habits, issues related…

Rajsmand- Ghastly Crime: Gruesome Hate | Ram Puniyani

December 28, 2017 - 9:23 am in Faiths

The ghastly incident in Rajsamand, Rajasthan, (December 6) showed the impact which ‘Hate other’ can create. On December 6th, Shambhulal Regar, an ex-marble trader hacked to death a Muslim worker Afrazul Khan. Afrazul, a laborer, was called by Shambhu on…

Taj Mahal and games of divisive politics

October 28, 2017 - 8:05 am in Faiths

Apart from natural beauty with which India has been bestowed with, it also has manmade marvels. And these are attracting not only Indians but people from World over. One of such structures is the Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved…

Can Science survive the onslaught blind faith?

October 4, 2017 - 11:42 am in Faiths, Science

"Why are students not taught that before the Wright brothers, an Indian called Shivkar Bapuji Talpade was the first to invent the airplane? This person invented the plane eight years before the Wright brothers. Are our students taught these things in IITs…

I want to see Bahujan revolution in Buddhism

September 29, 2017 - 9:18 am in Faiths

The following is an extract from the Introduction of the book "Contesting Marginalisations | Ambedkarism & Social Justice" which is available on PeoplesBookShop.com Nearly ten thousand people had assembled at historic Deekshabhumi in Nagpur on December…

Myanmar: Persecution of Rohingya Muslims

September 14, 2017 - 11:12 am in Culture, Faiths

Massive protests are being witnessed in many countries, Bangla Desh, Pakistan, India among others against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (September 2017). This time around violence seems to have been triggered due to the attack by militants…

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…