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The Lovers of Democracy

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Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase   One vote, One value: Hurrah hurrah In the middle of the night Tell this to a burning raped corpse of a Dalit girl   Of the people, By the people, For the people: Hurrah hurrah In the deep pit of Brahmnical gutters Tell this to the suffocated sanitation worker   …

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The revival of ‘public conscience’

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  Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase The survival of Indian democracy depends on the revival of ‘public conscience’ which Dr. Ambedkar explained as, ‘Conscience which becomes agitated at every wrong, no matter who is the sufferer, and it means that everybody, whether he suffers that particular wrong or not, is prepared to join him in order to …

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We the people: Dismantling Legitimacy of Coercive Power- Part 4

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  Pranav Jeevan P “If a larger country oppresses a smaller country, I’ll stand with the smaller country. If the smaller country has majoritarian religion that oppresses minority religions, I’ll stand with minority religions. If the minority religion has caste and one caste oppresses another caste, I’ll stand with the caste being oppressed. In the …

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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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Our self-respect was surely also self-determination – Understanding Dravidian politics in the times of Hindutva

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Vinith Kumar [This is part 1 of a series of essays on Dravidian politics today and its historical roots.] There are pessimists who say that there is no guarantee that victory will be followed by a New Order. There is perhaps room for this pessimism. The New Order, which is the ideal of labour, has …

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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy – Part 2

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  Pranav Jeevan P Democracy is incomplete when it is not expanded to include economic, social and political realms in the world we live in. Economic democracy proposes to remove decision-making power from a few corporate shareholders and transfer that power to the workers, customers, suppliers,and the broader general public[1]. When a few capitalists control …

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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy

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  Pranav Jeevan P Part 1 Most people believe that democracy means voting in an election every 5 years. Elections in a representative democracy is of course an essential part of the very idea of political democracy, but that doesn’t mean that the very idea of democracy is limited to this right to vote. Moreover, …

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Against all odds: Babasaheb Ambedkar’s prophetic warnings about communist China

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Dr. Aniruddha Babar “Chinese ‘might be induced not to be hostile to us’. And why would that be? Because “I have some slight reputation with the leaders of Communist China because of the Medical Mission we had sent. I have corresponded with Mao Tse-Tung and other leaders in the past. This might help…”.[1]  ~ Pandit …

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Election of Kamala Harris: Is America half a century behind South Asia?

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  Prof Vivek Kumar On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris created a history of sorts by taking oath as America’s first female Vice President. She is the first woman of South Asian and Afro-American descent who has received such an honor. This may be a historic moment for Americans. However, if we analyze this history …