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The virus or the ruling castes’ response to it: What’s more dangerous for Bahujans

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Rahul Bansode When Covid-19 started affecting the entire world, many countries globally began enforcing strict lockdowns to prevent its spread. Following suit, Indian government announced the lockdown of entire country on 23rd March. Thousands of migrants, most of them Dalit-Adivasi-Bahujans were found stranded across India without food and water. Many of the migrant workers started …

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10% EWS: Conceived by Courts and Delivered by Cong-RSS and BJP

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Ayaz Ahmad Abhishek: How did the 124th amendment bill and 103rd CA Act come about? Ayaz: The constitutional debate in courts around reservation from 1950 onwards focused on reducing reservation to an exceptional policy instrument. Towards this end, the principle of formal equality as enshrined under Articles 15(1) and 29(2) were given primacy over the principle …

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Brahminical Genesis of Hindutva and Left Politics in India

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  Shubhi  “The Brahmins form the vanguard of the movement for political reform, and in some cases also of economic reform. But they are not to be found even as camp-followers in the army raised to break down the barricades of Caste. Is there any hope of the Brahmins ever talking up a lead in …

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Bahubali: Celebrating the grandchildren of Nehru and Savarkar

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  Kuffir ~ Social and individual efficiency requires us to develop the capacity of an individual to the point of competency to choose and to make his own career. This principle is violated in the Caste System, in so far as it involves an attempt to appoint tasks to individuals in advance—selected not on the …

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The revolution is a tea party for the Indian left

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  Kuffir Sitaram Yechury’s concerns have been consistently strange: do the communists in India really stand for the working classes? Who do they stand for, which class do they represent exactly? On Aadhaar, Yechury said recently: “Goalposts constantly shifted on making Aadhaar mandatory. From passing it as a money bill to violating SC’s orders, this …

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The Manufacturing of Artificial Guilt and the Need to Reject It

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  Suresh RV [This article is written to clear the confusion in the minds of the young dalit-bahujan students and job aspirants, whether we should avail reservations or not? Or whether we truly deserve reservations or not? Because, I too have had this confusion, guilt and insecurity at one point of time in my life. …

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Surnames and ‘Merit’: A Case of Miranda House

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  Nidhin Shobhana   Recently I had the opportunity to participate and speak in a two-hour session on the ‘Intersectionalities of caste and gender’ conducted by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights at Miranda House, Delhi. The session aimed at understanding how caste and gender operate in Higher Educational Institutions. It was organized as a part …