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The incompatibility of RSS-BJP’s agenda with the idea of India: A Zero Hour prognosis

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Salman Farissi In 2019, when BJP won with a bigger majority than ever before, the minorities of the country, especially religious minorities, were not only disappointed but deeply distressed. While they pondered their prospects, followers of the hardcore right-wing, sycophants of Hindutva ideology, were celebrating and contemplating making their idea of Hindu-Rashtra a reality. Before …

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Reading ‘Guja-ratri: Reflections on Moditva’

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Noel Mariam George The book ‘Guja-ratri: Reflections on Moditva’ attempts to uncover the darkness that has engulfed the country since the rise of Motiva through a series of 17 articles. The attempt of this review is to look at the book through three conceptual frameworks. Deconstructing the Binary of Dalit-Muslim The book begins with Ambedkar’s …

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Screening of Project Heartland – Short Films by Pratik Parmar

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  Anand Silodia Screening of Project Heartland – Short Films by Pratik Parmar Venue: Museum of the Moving Image, NYCTime: Friday, January 24, 7:30 PM Project Heartland is a collection of short documentary films by director Pratik Parmar telling the stories of Dalit-Bahujan folks across the Indian state of Gujarat, chronicling caste atrocities and acts …

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In Gujarat, there’s a conflict between Mahajan culture and Bahujan culture: Raju Solanki

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  Round Table India In this episode of the Ambedkar Age series, Round Table India talks to Raju Solanki, writer, poet and activist based in Ahmedabad. Interviewed by: KuffirCamera and editing: Ahmedabad Talkies In the interview, Rajubhai traces the roots of the Mahajan vs Bahujan conflict in Gujarat. He explains the growth of the Mahajan …

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Moving on the path of Buddhism gave me a new birth

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  Manjula Pradeep Time flies, but memories remain, especially those which have been very painful, as they make us grow into the persons we are. Painful memories teach us lessons, but also give us realizations and experiences that mould our lives. I have turned 48 and here in my life story, I want to focus …

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Srilamanthula Chandramohan: an artist’s 11 year struggle against the Indian obscenity law and MS University

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Round Table India   Chandramohan has once again stirred up a storm at the M. S. University of Baroda. This award-winning artist was accused of obscenity in May 2007 for his paintings which he had made for his Masters Final Year presentation. Religious groups both Hindu and Christians protested against his ‘vulgar’ depiction of Jesus …

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Are Indian authorities planning to hack the next election?

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  S. Kumar The next state assembly elections for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh (HP) are due in the coming months. The election in HP is scheduled on 9 Nov’17 and result will be declared on 18 Dec’17. The state has about 5 million registered voters. Further, the election in Gujarat will be held across 28,639 …