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Features

Challenging the notion of ‘Survival of the fittest’: Significance of Babasaheb’s argument in our times

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Dr. SPVA Sairam Natural historians fought among themselves as to ‘how’ organisms or species tend to survive in the ‘struggle for existence’, because the resources are always limited and the environment is mostly dynamic. For Darwin, it is mostly by violent means that organisms tend to outlive others; for Kropotkin, it is mostly about co-operation. …

Features

Ethnocracy invading Babasaheb’s democracy: World Inequality Report-2022

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  Dr. Anuradha Bele & Dr. Jas Simran Kehal         Dr Ambedkar gave us a legacy of political democracy but at the same time entrusted us with the responsibility of demolishing the graded socio-economic inequality to establish the principle of one man one value. Perhaps, we failed him as well as ourselves. The resultant nation is …

Assertion

The revival of ‘public conscience’

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  Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase The survival of Indian democracy depends on the revival of ‘public conscience’ which Dr. Ambedkar explained as, ‘Conscience which becomes agitated at every wrong, no matter who is the sufferer, and it means that everybody, whether he suffers that particular wrong or not, is prepared to join him in order to …

Assertion

On ‘Jai Bhim’: How can individuals be seen as beacons of hope?

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  Anshul Kumar “The assertion by the individual of his own opinions and beliefs, his own independence and interest as over against group standards, group authority and group interests is the beginning of all reform. But whether the reform will continue depends upon what scope the group affords for such individual assertion. If the group is tolerant and …

Assertion

Caste and Climate Justice

Uday Kukde

  Uday Kukde Many international environmental and climate change organisations like The Climate Reality Project, Greenpeace, Fridays for Future, WWF are doing a good job by raising the issue of climate justice. Climate Justice is one of the main issues we should talk about while advocating the climate change movement. These organisations also work through …

Assertion

Phoolan Devi: A revolutionary, a politician and a Buddhist

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  Ritesh Today 10th August, is the birth anniversary of of the queen of justice– Phoolan Devi. Let’s today remember her with unpopular facts of her life’s journey. At the age of 31, in 1994, Phoolan Devi was released from jail after spending a decade without any trial. After a traumatizing childhood & a terrible …

Assertion

Karnan : A powerful cinematic projection of Dalit Assertion and Anger

Vidyasagar

Vidyasagar “He did not hit us because we vandalized the bus. No, he hit us because we stood tall. He hit me because I, Maadasamy’s son, was named Duryodanan.” ~ (Dialogue from Karnan) Karnan is a Tamil language film which was recently released on Amazon Prime. Karnan is the second movie directed by the Periyerum Perumal …

Gender

Unnao after Hathras: Atrocities, again and again

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Sonali Shirke In Baburha village, Unnao district, of Uttar Pradesh, a horrific incident of atrocities against Dalit girls has once again come to light on February 17 (many such incidents happen every day which do not come to light). Three minor girls who live in a Dalit locality, went to fetch fodder in the field …

Policy

Free Legal Aid for Bahujans and other Citizens

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  Adv Soniya Gajbhiye Legal Aid is one of the most desirable services desperately needed by those who are unable to afford legal representation, engaging lawyers and to access the court system. It is necessary to provide access to justice by ensuring equality before the law. The right to have a counsel/lawyer and the right …