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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy – Part 3

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Pranav Jeevan P People normally blame democracy by saying it is not a good model of governance citing the issues that plague our country like poverty, corruption, unemployment and under-development. They believe that we are facing these issues because we are a functioning democracy and somehow it is the democratic process which is causing this …

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Crossroads of Covid: Time for Theological Transition

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  Dr Anuradha Bele & Dr Jas Simran Kehal Reading about Mahavir and Buddha with my son in his class VI ICSE history textbook took us back to the 6th century BC. The chapter explained state of affairs that led to rise of a new religious revolution. The causes enumerated in the textbook forced me …

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The OBC case of ‘House Negro’ and ‘Field Negro’

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  Anand Kshirsagar There was a time in the American antebellum South like Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Alabama, and South Carolina where economic, social, political, cultural, and religious relations of the American society were established on the bloody foundations of slavery of blacks. These black slaves were brought bounded in chains from the West Coast of …

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Ram Van Gaman Path: Who are you to decide our vision for development?

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Bodhi Ramteke What could be the priorities for any poorest state, where literacy rate is low, malnutrition level is high, having no proper educational & health infrastructure and other endless issues The vision before such a state should be to overcome those issues through framing and implementing good and constructive policies in a very democratic …

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Okupa Cuba Casa Refugio: The Shaheen Bagh of Mexico

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Pranav Jeevan P This article is about an occupation protest that happened in Mexico last year which didn’t get the attention it deserves in media. 2020 witnessed a lot of occupation protests from Shaheen Bagh to Farmers occupation of Delhi borders. Just like those in Shaheen Bagh, this occupation protest in Mexico was by led …

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A few days in Naxal-dominated Bhamragad or the story of 70 years of Independence!

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A few days in Naxal-dominated Bhamragad Bodhi Ramteke The excruciating pain of Roshni and the loss of Jaya’s life were both heartbreaking, and the concern for both of them and their family took me several miles away from my house to theirs. It was the month of July. Roshni was nine months pregnant then and …

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Politics beyond Pity: Looking at the condemnation of the events of Republic Day, 2021

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  Naichashakh (नैचाशाख) The farmer’s protests which managed to persuasively register themselves in early November as the farmer groups and unions moved past the barricades, heavy police deployment, water cannons, and several other obstacles to lodge themselves firmly at the seat of political power have opened up the many contradictions which make or rather un-make …

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When Chiranjeevi cannot sanitise ‘Aaj ka Goonda Raaj’

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  Amarnath Sandipamu In 1991, Chiranjeevi acted in a film called Gang Leader. The summer release was a box office sensation in Telugu cinema. Within a year, it got remade in Hindi as Aaj ka Goonda Raaj. Almost three decades later, in 2020, the film and its star seem more relevant than ever before. Despite …

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കോവിഡ്-19 : മാധ്യമങ്ങളും സർക്കാരും അവരുടെ മുൻഗണനകളും

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സിന്ധു മരിയ നെപ്പോളിയൻ (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 17, 2020]  രാകേഷ് റാം എസ്: സിന്ധു മാധ്യമ പ്രവർത്തകയായി ജോലി ചെയ്തിട്ടുണ്ട്. കമ്മ്യൂണിക്കേഷൻസ് ആണ് പഠിച്ചത്. ആ അനുഭവത്തിന്റെ പശ്ചാത്തലത്തിൽ, കോവിഡ്-19 പകർച്ചവ്യാധിയുടെ പ്രതിരോധത്തിൽ കേരളത്തിലെ മാധ്യമങ്ങളുടെ ഇടപെടലിനെ പറ്റിയാണ് ചോദ്യം. ലോക്ഡൗൺ കാരണം ഏറ്റവും കൂടുതൽ …