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Modi, BJP, Sangh Parivar and gang spell callousness

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  Sundeep Pattem (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) [The conversation was recorded on April 12, 2020] Anu Ramdas: Give me a big picture of how information flows in the US, between the federal government and state governments and how people receive …

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`Raqs Media Collective’: The caste pursuit of hyper cool

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  Umar Nizar Quality vs energy is the major thesis of the Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn who held daily workshops at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2018. The ‘meritocratic’ pretensions of third world elite are brutally dispelled by his radical stance. It is ironical that there are ‘radical’ collectives foisting rotten idealism, in the guise of …

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Progressives do Regressive best!

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  Benson Neethipudi Recently, one “important-looking (restaurant) manager type“ at the elite Bangalore Club dared to speak above his pay grade and confront the president of the Editors Guild of India regarding a dress code violation. Pained by the indignity, senior “journalist sir” aptly responded with an op-ed bemoaning the colonial hangover at elite country …

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Beyond and Inside Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Manipur: Some Perspective

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  Thongam Bipin The Inner Line Permit (ILP) is seen and perceived as a shield from every form of exploitation in most parts of Northeast India. And particularly in the ongoing valley-Meetei led demand for its implementation in Manipur. ‘Outsiders’ are seen as responsible for all forms of exploitation – cultural, social and economic et …