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Ardh Satya and the half-truths of parallel cinema

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  Rahul Gaikwad So the other day, I was just thinking about how and when anti-corruption rhetoric got currency in this society. We saw it at its full ugly zenith during the India Against Corruption campaign led by the Anna Hazare and Kejriwal duo, well aided by the mainstream media. Suddenly, I was reminded me …

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When Chiranjeevi cannot sanitise ‘Aaj ka Goonda Raaj’

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  Amarnath Sandipamu In 1991, Chiranjeevi acted in a film called Gang Leader. The summer release was a box office sensation in Telugu cinema. Within a year, it got remade in Hindi as Aaj ka Goonda Raaj. Almost three decades later, in 2020, the film and its star seem more relevant than ever before. Despite …

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Reservation denial and dubious recruitment process at Central Agricultural Unversity

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Shashi Bhushan The Rajendra Agricultural University located in Bihar’s Pusa is known for its excellence in education. It was established in the year 1970 and later granted the status of a central university in the year 2016. The university is now known as Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University(DRPCAU). But, I will not talk here …

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The Spectre of Justice Karnan haunts the Indian Judiciary

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  Dharmaraj Kumar Indian judiciary system is said to be confronted with a crisis of judicial accountability following the alleged contemptuous act of Prashant Bhushan in the Supreme Court, that too in the face of Hon’ble Judge Dipak Misra, the Chief Justice of India.   This incident is taken as a serious threat to the …

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A Dalit Teacher’s Successful Crusade against Caste and Corruption

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  Rahul Kumar Prem Chand “Vimal” has been fighting against autocracy and corruption in the Education Department of Delhi for nearly three decades and has won in about ten such instances. These include one case in the High Court, two in the District Court, twice in the Centre Administrative Tribunal (CAT), and five times in …

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After students, EFLU targets senior officials to cover up corruption

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  [Via Mohan Dharavath] We, the representatives of students’ organizations, have been raising our voice against irregularities and rampant corruption at EFL University time and again. In response, the EFL authorities have been issuing show cause notices to students from SC/ST/OBC and minority students to silence us by punitive actions. It is now the turn …