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Odisha: Role model for the Upper Castes in fighting Corona

roshan pradhan

  Roshan Padhan When they say everyone is equal before law, it is the biggest lie in India. If we look at some news reports in one Odia newspaper, Sambad, this is very evident. While the Odisha government is boasting about its strict and successful implementation of the so-called lockdown, its burden is being disproportionately …

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Government healthcare workers and migrants: Their cries for basic necessities are no different

manisha bangar

  Dr Manisha Bangar It wasn’t so long ago that the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, called for a focused effort to make India a $5 trillion economy. However, it doesn’t surprise anyone anymore that the Indian government’s definition of the economy doesn’t include the welfare of sectors like healthcare and education, or elevating the …

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Covid-19: Bhilwara Model, Breaking the myth of merit

neeraj bunker 2020

Neeraj Bunkar While the whole world is fighting with the Corona pandemic, India too has not been able to keep itself out of its grasp. On January 30th, 2020, the first case in India was reported in Kerala. The number rose to 3 by the February 5th, when some students returned to India from China’s …

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Spectacle of Crisis: Coronavirus pandemic and the disease of Casteism-Brahmanism in India

subodh kunwer

  Subodh Kunwer Has the Corona virus pandemic become something other than a medical subject/disease? The handling of this pandemic brought many crises, events and spectacles to the fore. While on one side lives of people are being lost, on the other we are witnessing the theatrical, performative aspect of the pandemic. Jennifer Cooke in …

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Are SCs, STs and OBCs less talented?

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  Mahitosh Mandal Often I notice people degrading, sometimes publicly, the SCs, STs, and OBCs as inefficient at their workplaces. Be it an SC doctor or an SC professor or even an SC student, the person in question is not an individual human being but a ‘reserved category candidate’, and hence promptly to be dismissed …