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Dear Dalits, Beware of the ‘Toilet Woman of India’!

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Dhamma Darshan Nigam This write-up is in response to the interview titled ‘Toilet woman of India: The woman Narendra Modi is scared of’ published on our prestigious platform, the Round Table India (RTI), on January 15, 2022. The woman interviewed was Pragya Akhilesh.  I am not here to challenge the claims that she is the …

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Sunflower giving Mother

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“If there was no night, women would not even have a chance to rest” – Smt. Kusum Nigam Dhamma Darshan Nigam Our mother once said that “अगर रात नहीं होती तो महिलाओं को आराम करने का मौक़ा भी नहीं मिलता” (If there was no night, women would not even have a chance to rest). One …

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Dhammachakra Pravartan Day: The Psychological Impact of Conversion

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  Dhamma Darshan Nigam   At the historical Yeola conference, in Nasik district, on 13th October 1935, Dr. Ambedkar exhorted the Depressed Classes to leave Hinduism and embrace another religion. He declared: ‘I was born as a Hindu but I will not die as a Hindu’. And finally on 14th and 15th October 1956 Ambedkar …

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The Real Remedy for Breaking Caste

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  Dhamma Darshan Nigam   “I am convinced that the real remedy is inter-marriage. Fusion of blood can alone create the feeling of being kith and kin, and unless this feeling of kinship, of being kindred, becomes paramount, the separatist feeling—the feeling of being aliens—created by Caste will not vanish. Among the Hindus, inter-marriage must …

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Reality of sanitation workers in India: Caste, Stigma and historical injustice

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  Dhamma Darshan Nigam The reality about the life of sanitation workers is not just about unsafe working and living conditions, irregular and minimum wages, and their health conditions and exploitation by their contractors. The reality is deep down more about the caste system and acceptance by the society that one group of people is …

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‘Except the Brahmin, Kshatriya, and Vaishya everybody can be deprived of their citizenship rights very easily’ ~ Ratnesh Kalutkar

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  Dhamma Darshan Nigam People across India are protesting continuously against CAA, NRC and NPR for few months now. In this conversation, Dhamma Darshan Nigam discussed the people’s concern regarding CAA, NRC and NPR with Dr. Ratnesh Katulkar. Dhamma Darshan Nigam: Ratnesh ji, we are continuously hearing about CAA, NRC and NPR? What are they …

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Providing ‘free’ safety kits to sanitation workers is not a favour: An open letter to Arvind Kejriwal

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  Dear Arvind Kejriwal, In the workshop organized by Delhi Jal Board on 15/7/2019 at Talkatora Stadium1 you said that you feel “dejected to hear about the deaths of sanitation workers” and that “we are concerned about the lives of sanitation workers and will give free safety kits to those working in Delhi so that …