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Assam Assembly Elections: The Hills Do Not Speak

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Rakhee Naiding “Lama hemhishining jaya, lama slamma bo nangdu”(It is not enough we tread the path, we have to create them too)- A Dimasa saying Recently the Assam Assembly elections concluded, and the results were evidently a shock to many, especially after the anti CAA upheaval. All the same, people seem to have quickly accepted …

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How BJP ran TN without getting elected – the story before 2 May

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  Radhika Sudhakar  The story of Tamil Nadu election 2021, as the election itself drew close, was judged by non-brahmins in the state as one that was not going to be who the winner is – the ruling party or the opposition, but the faceoff between the outgoing Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy vs BJP-backed-dy-CM-O …

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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 …

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After a series of dismal performances, what is the future of Congress?

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Keerthi Nathan The Mahagatbandhan alliance comprising of RJD, Congress and the Left parties have given a tough fight to the ruling NDA in the recently held elections in Bihar. Although the RJD has increased its vote share tremendously since last the general election held last year, it is the Congress which has been consistently underperforming …

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All Ambedkarites of Vidarbha unite and support Atul Khobragade’s Election

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  Dipankar Devesh Kamble History of Ambedkarite Politics. The Ambedkarite politics of India had been a deciding factor in the electoral system. When Dr. Ambedkar established Independent Labour Party it proved as a potential counter to the then Indian National Congress in the Bombay Legislative Assembly. The Scheduled Caste Federation and Republican Party of India also …

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In the name of fear: Deconstructing dominant discourse of Left in JNU

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  Akash Sulochana Here I wish to deconstruct the ‘Narrative of fear’ used as a part of the dominant discourse of left in JNU as a part of their political propaganda: a. If you do not vote for us, ABVP will come.b. If you vote for BAPSA, the vote will be split, and ABVP will …

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Rohith’s Friend Fights against Fascism: Let’s Support Vijay Kumar in the Polls!

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  Murali Ramathoti Friends, experience shows us that social movements are necessary but not sufficient to bring about long-lasting change. It also requires a strong political will and commitment which the present dispensation lacks. I trust legislative bodies, to some extent, could provide a platform for a democratic articulation of the problems of the marginalized …

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University as a Subject to Truth-process

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 Vishal Verma                                                                      The word ‘university’ is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium,(Latin: universtas, ‘a whole’) which roughly means ‘community of teachers and scholars’. The term ‘university’ was first used in the 14th century. But, as we know from history, there existed well-established universities much before the 14th century, including Nalanda University. Certainly, …