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‘Karnan’: Empowering the Marginalized Through Cinematic Resistance

Satish Parghi Mari Selvaraj’s 2021 Tamil film “Karnan” boldly confronts the harsh injustices endured by India’s marginalized communities in a way rarely seen in cinema (Karnan movie review, 2021). More than just entertainment, this powerful work serves as searing social commentary and an inspirational call to action for the oppressed (Srinivasan, 2021). Adapted from Sanjay …


Ambedkar’s Call for Individual Agency

Dr. Aniruddha Babar From Blind Idolization to Active Engagement: Ambedkar’s Call for Individual Agency In Democracy’s realm, Ambedkar’s voice resounds, Hero-worship challenged, new paths it bounds. Critical eyes unveil leaders’ true intent, Empowering minds, societal dissent. Injustice crumbles, equality takes flight, Individual agency, shining bright. Ambedkar’s teachings guide the way we tread, A Hero within, …


Social Democracy is a very distant goal in India

Prashant Randive India is one of the world’s largest democracies, with a constitution that enshrines democratic ideals and a political system that is meant to reflect them. However, despite the country’s many democratic achievements, there remain significant challenges and contradictions that continue to affect Indian society and politics. One of the most important figures in …


Buddhist Outlook on Gender Identities as a Delusion

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Dr Amritpal Kaur Identities are culturally located historical formations, open to reinterpretation and dispute. They are culturally, socially and psychologically constructed delusions that tend to reinforce a state of emotionalism on the human self. Nationality, religion, class, caste, race, gender and all are intrinsically responsible for defining the boundaries of human identity. Most of the …


Independence from Caste!

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Milind Thokal Anniversaries are occasions for remembrance and renewal: these are the stock taking moments, we must introspect our achievements and failures. On this day we must ask ourselves whether we are truly Independent? Does this Independence belong to all of us equally? Has this Independence unfolded its wings to the lower strata of our …