Events and Activism

The myth called medical fraternity

Prashik It is perhaps known to every liberal (if they have at least basic understanding) that our constitution enshrines three values which it holds essential for human progress. They are as propounded by Dr Ambedkar: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. If you are a medico, you have probably seen the term fraternity thrown around a lot …

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Challenging the notion of ‘Survival of the fittest’: Significance of Babasaheb’s argument in our times

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Dr. SPVA Sairam Natural historians fought among themselves as to ‘how’ organisms or species tend to survive in the ‘struggle for existence’, because the resources are always limited and the environment is mostly dynamic. For Darwin, it is mostly by violent means that organisms tend to outlive others; for Kropotkin, it is mostly about co-operation. …

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How Mayawati inspired Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission man

  Anshul Kumar Parameswaran Iyer has made a name for himself as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handpicked choice to lead the Swachh Bharat Mission which led to India becoming Open Defecation Free (ODF). He was the exclusive choice of Our Prime Minister to lead the Swachh Bharat Mission under the Government of India’s newly launched …

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RSS: the shadow and the deeper undercurrent of the cultural counter-revolution

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Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase  For the Veda is tainted by three faults of untruth, self-contradiction, and tautology. ~ Charvaka[1]  The 2022 calendar published by IIT Kharagpur with the theme of ‘Indian Knowledge Systems’ acknowledged on its front page in the first line- ‘Recognition of the secret of the Vedas.’ [2] This fetish for the revival …

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Toilet woman of India: The woman Narendra Modi is scared of

Aniket Kumar & Sabha Beaten, sexually assaulted and yet kept struggling: the story of Pragya Akhilesh, also called the ‘Toilet woman of India’ and ‘Omvedt of Bihar.’ On the streets of Araria and Begusarai, she scares not only the SBM officials with her record breaking data on toilets showcasing 1.3 lakh dry toilets in only …

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Ethnocracy invading Babasaheb’s democracy: World Inequality Report-2022

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  Dr. Anuradha Bele & Dr. Jas Simran Kehal         Dr Ambedkar gave us a legacy of political democracy but at the same time entrusted us with the responsibility of demolishing the graded socio-economic inequality to establish the principle of one man one value. Perhaps, we failed him as well as ourselves. The resultant nation is …

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50 Years of Bangladeshi Independence and the Unresolved Question of the Lower Castes

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Mayur Kudupale Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of independence from Pakistan. It has been a remarkable journey for this country that has set an ideal example in the Indian subcontinent. The independence of Bangladesh and post-independence development is directly associated with the India-Pakistan tussles. Soon after independence, Henry Kissinger had famously called Bangladesh a ‘Basket …

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The Bhilwara Principles: Strengthening Democracy through Social Accountability

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Pranav Jeevan P After carefully analyzing the ground realities of the ways in which the state tries to disempower them, a group of dalit students in Bhilwara (Rajasthan) presented a framework, in a public meeting on Ambedkar Jayanti in 2011, which enables them to invert the power dynamics and can be used to hold the …

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Jayanti Movie- Re-emergence of Lost Voices

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  Mithun Nagwanshi & Ajay Choudhary Ideologies often get spread through different media to register their presence in the life world of members of society. Cinema is also one of the powerful ideological apparatuses to create sensitivity and emotions among the audiences. Historically, it has been revealed that cinema was used as an instrument not …