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The Death of Merit – Dr. V. Ajay Sree Chandra

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 Gurinder Azad On 27th August 2007,  V. Ajay Sree Chandra hanged himself in one of the hostel rooms of the famed IISc, hostel room number F002 to be precise, leaving his father and two younger brothers behind. Yet another prey to the brahmanical devil which lurks around to kill anyone it finds. It doesn’t discriminate …

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Kaushal Panwar: My teacher’s casteism and sexism became my motivation

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  Neel Kranti Media (First published in the ‘Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal’ in 2010) Born and brought up in a Haryana village, Dr Kaushal Panwar teaches Sanskrit in Delhi University. Her life is one of the most remarkable testimonies of human grit and determination towards achieving one’s goal despite insurmountable odds. Kindly tell us …

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Some ‘Non-Meritorious’ Reflections: Reservation Policy and Its Side Effects

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Anoop Kumar (This article was first published in INSIGHT in its November 2004 issue on ‘Reservations’. Anoop Kumar is one of the founder-members of the magazine) 1. Why India continuously gets outwitted by Pakistan in diplomacy at various international fora? Can any of the readers guess? No? Let me explain to you. It is because …

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On Gujarat Riots, Tehelka and Role of Dalits and Tribals

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  Anoop Kumar [Thanks to Taha for his comment on Gujarat riots and the role of Dalits which reminded me of this particular incident. I wanted to write about this since long but keep on postponing it as I didn’t have much material except what I heard at the seminar held in Pune University] Almost …