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Covid-19: Vietnam Model versus Maharashtra Model

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  Dr Anuradha Bele In terms of population, Vietnam with nearly 10 crore people compares well with Maharashtra (about 11-12 crore). However, in terms of handling of Covid-19, as of 9th May 2021, Vietnam has reported 4212 cases and total 37 deaths. In Maharashtra, the total cases now stand at 53,78,452 (53 lakhs) while the …

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Why did Dr Ambedkar choose Buddhism?

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Kamna Sagar To answer this question, in this article I will expound on B. R. Ambedkar’s (1891-1956) early life and social and political exercises, including his adolescence and schooling, reasons for his battle for equivalent rights, his involvement in legislative issues, his support for the privileges of the unapproachable individuals, actually majority rules system for …

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The Bahujan have a common enemy: Kuffir

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Kuffir  (Transcript of his speech at the ‘Discussion on the Constitutionality and Progressiveness of the EWS Quota for the so-called Upper Castes and the Repercussions for the SC/ST/OBC/Pasmanda Representation‘ held on 25th of Feb, 2019 at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Fort, Mumbai.) Thank you. Jai Bhim. I have listened to all the speakers. They …

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Ambedkar’s tryst with fraternity…

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  Shiveshwar Kundu B.R. Ambedkar has become an omnipresent character of Indian politics. He is everywhere, darling of almost every spectrum of the mainstream, local as well as student politics. The irony of the churning is that the exact forces against whom Ambedkar himself waged war during his lifetime are now trying to appropriate his …

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Remembering Babasaheb on his 61st Mahaparinivan Diwas

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  United Dalit Students’ Forum JNU (UDSF-JNU)  Remembering Babasaheb on his 61st Mahaparinivan Diwas 14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956 On this Mahaparinirvan day when we remember Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, we must not forget the dreams of an egalitarian society which Babasaheb envisioned. In the present day Indian society we witness crimes which vehemently …

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Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

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  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar‘s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent Assembly has altogether held …

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Indian society is the very centre of fascism: Sunny M. Kapicadu

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  Sunny M. Kapicadu (This speech was delivered by him in the ‘People Against Fascism’ gathering, also known as Manushya Sangamam, on 19th December 2015 at High Court Junction, Ernakulum. The following transcription is based on the YouTube video uploaded by Kerala Freethinkers Forum on 21st December 2015. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWWtfM-RAmU Sunny M. Kapicadu is one …

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Political Philosophy of B.R. Ambedkar: A Critical Understanding (Part 2)

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  Dr. P. Kesava Kumar Continued from here. Assessing the Political Thought of Ambedkar About Ambedkar there are diverse opinions. Upper caste nationalists has tried to brand him as a ‘British agent’. For instance, Arun Shourie, the Hindu nationalist and the “intellectual hero” of the upper castes at the time of the anti-Mandal agitation and …