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How to turn a murder into suicide: Sumitra Bhave’s ‘Kasav’

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Rahul Gaikwad Every now and then one comes across some or the other celebrated so-called progressive leader/writer/activist who turns out to be absolutely shallow, superfluous and even hypocritical upon closer examination. This has been the case with Vijay Tendulkar and his Kanyadaan drama; or Pandit Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade where he portrayed Ambedkarite assertion …

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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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Jeyaraj, Bennix case and the RSS in Tamil Nadu

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  Radhika Sudhakar The Jeyaraj, Bennix case is not the first gruesome custodial murder case in Tamil Nadu, this state has a long history and a terrible record, just as every other state in India. The gruesome torture and murder of the father and son by the police attached to the Sattankulam police station and …

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Unshakeable conscience of the so-called most conscious Indian citizens

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  Dharmaraj Kumar  Two recent incidents of crime should have shaken the nerve of the conscience of the Indian citizen, but they failed to do so. In the first incident a girl named Sanjali, returning from school was allegedly caught by some men and burnt alive in broad daylight. As it is clear that the …

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What demands the sacrifice of a Bahujan body in India?

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  Jyoti Nisha What’s common between the fisherman’s son Parshya from Nagraj Manjule’s film Sairat, and the real life of a 24-year-old Pranay, a Bahujan from Mala community from Telangana, Hyderabad who was hacked to death in front of his 21-year-old pregnant wife who belonged to the Komati caste (who claim to be Vaishya), an …

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नितीन आगे हत्याकांड – खर्डा येथे नितीन च्या पालकांशी साधलेला संवाद

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  Bhagyesha Kurane नितीन आगे हत्यांकाड प्रकरणी पुण्यातील काही विद्यार्थ्यांनी खर्डा या गावाला  भेट दिली व नितीनच्या आई वडिलांशी या घटने संदर्भात संवाद साधला.ह्या हत्यांकाडाचा तपास एकूणच कशाप्रकारे झाला, आरोपी निर्दोष होण्यामागील काय कारणे  होती, सरकारची भूमिका, इत्यादी बाबी जाणून घेण्याचा प्रयत्न केला. दलित हत्यांकाडाच्या केसेस हाताळत असताना सरकारी अनास्था कशाप्रकारे कार्यरत असते हे त्यांच्याशी …

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ಜನಾರ್ದನ ಪೂಜಾರಿಯವರಿಗೊಂದು ಪತ್ರ

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ದಿನೇಶ್ ಅಮೀನ್‌ಮಟ್ಟು ಪ್ರಿಯ ಜನಾರ್ದನ ಪೂಜಾರಿಯವರೇ, ಇಪ್ಪತ್ತೈದು ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಹಿಂದೆ ನಿಮಗೊಂದು ಪತ್ರ ಬರೆದಿರುವುದು ನಿಮಗೆ ನೆನಪಿದೆಯೋ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ನೆನಪಿಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೆ ಅದರ ಪ್ರತಿಯನ್ನು ಕಳುಹಿಸಿಕೊಡುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಅದು ನಾರಾಯಣ ಗುರುಗಳು ಕುದ್ರೋಳಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದ್ದ ಗೋಕರ್ಣನಾಥೇಶ್ವರ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನದ ಜೀರ್ಣೋದ್ದಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ನೀವು ತೊಡಗಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದ ಕಾಲ. ಜೀರ್ಣೋದ್ದಾರ ಮಾಡಿದ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಲು ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ ಮಠದ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಗಳನ್ನು ಆಹ್ಹಾನಿಸಿರುವುದನ್ನು ನಾನು ವಿರೋಧಿಸಿದ್ದೆ. ವರ್ಣಾಶ್ರಮ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ವಿರೋಧಿಸಿ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಗುರುಗಳು ಸ್ಥಾಪಿಸಿದ್ದ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನವನ್ನು ವರ್ಣಾಶ್ರಮ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯನ್ನು ಈಗಲೂ ಪಾಲಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿಗಳಿಂದ ಹೇಗೆ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆಮಾಡಿಸುತ್ತೀರಿ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ನನ್ನ …

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‘Should we Dalits not fall in love?’

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Rahi Gaikwad and Sukanya Shantha “Should Dalits not fall in love?” asked Shahaji Sonawane in an impassioned plea for justice for his 16 year old son Swapnil, who was brutally done to death by caste Hindus from the OBC Agri community on July 19. Swapnil was killed for being in a relationship with his childhood …