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What the National Law Schools don’t teach

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  Swagat Baruah Law as a profession has been often ridiculed for its lack of integrity, greed, and immorality. Justice as a profession has been criticized for the joyous self-exiles of its people behind their ivory towers. Some would be even offended by me calling it a ‘profession’. It is a ‘service’ they would claim. …

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Kabali: From caste to consciousness

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B. Prabakaran Last month, before Kabali was released, some Dalits in Tamil Nadu posted a merged picture on Facebook, which had Dr. Ambedkar, in his usual pride and impressive posture, on the one side and actor Rajnikanth on the other side. I responded to them, “Do not compare Rajinikanth with Ambedkar”. They replied “Rajini seems …

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Harassed for Standing with Kashmir: Interview with Rupesh Kumar & Afthab Ellath

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  Round Table India Recently, on 18th July, sixteen individuals who gathered in Kannur, Kerala, to discuss the ongoing situation in Kashmir and to express solidarity with the Kashmiris were arrested by the police. In this interview, Round Table India talks with two of the arrested: documentary film-maker Rupesh Kumar, and social media activist Afthab …

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Bloody untouchable: Stories of an assertive Ambedkarite Dalit – Part 1

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  Sanjay Patil Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.~ Dr. Bhimrao. R. Ambedkar The Rohith Vemula institutional murder which grabbed headlines in the last two months made me sit and write. I will be writing …