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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy – Part 3

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Pranav Jeevan P People normally blame democracy by saying it is not a good model of governance citing the issues that plague our country like poverty, corruption, unemployment and under-development. They believe that we are facing these issues because we are a functioning democracy and somehow it is the democratic process which is causing this …

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Privatisation in India: Industry to Agriculture (A Narrative Of, For and By Upper Castes)

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  Dr Anuradha Bele & Dr Jas Simran Kehal The Brahmin and Vaishya population in India is very small. Yet if we study top 1000 companies in India, it is seen that in the board of directors, 93% are upper castes including Brahmins, Vaishyas, Parsis, Ashrafs and Syrian Christians (early Brahmin converts to Christianity), with …

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Modi, BJP, Sangh Parivar and gang spell callousness

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  Sundeep Pattem (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) [The conversation was recorded on April 12, 2020] Anu Ramdas: Give me a big picture of how information flows in the US, between the federal government and state governments and how people receive …

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Other northern states want a better raja, Punjab wants better federalism

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  Gurinder Azad (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) Anu Ramdas: Gurinder, thank you for taking the time for this. My first question to you is about Punjab. In the background of the pandemic, we know Punjab receives a lot of international …

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LTTE and the Annihilation of Caste

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  Athithan Jayapalan As far as Eelam Tamil politics are concerned, caste is a contentious issue. Broadly speaking, two trends can be observed in discussions of caste and casteism in Eelam Tamil society. One tends to overlook any debate on the pernicious ramifications that caste had and continues to have on Eelam Tamil society. The …

Thought

Concerns of the Aam Aadmi

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Speech made by Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar, Member Rajya Sabha, on annual Budget 2011-12 Mr. Dy. Chairman Sir, I rise to support the Budget 2011-12. Sir, I congratulate the Finance Minister for presenting an inclusive, growth-oriented and balanced Budget. Sir, Budget is not only a mechanism of allocation of resources, but also an instrument of income …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Part 10)

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Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar Chapter 5 Our suggestions to the Arya Bhat-Brahmans regarding the Shudra farmers and the remedies which the current government should follow: — Before beginning this final chapter, I would like to make some suggestions to the greatly cunning Arya Bhat-Brahmans of the country, with the aim that they should not obstruct …