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Against all odds: Babasaheb Ambedkar’s prophetic warnings about communist China

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Dr. Aniruddha Babar “Chinese ‘might be induced not to be hostile to us’. And why would that be? Because “I have some slight reputation with the leaders of Communist China because of the Medical Mission we had sent. I have corresponded with Mao Tse-Tung and other leaders in the past. This might help…”.[1]  ~ Pandit …

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Election of Kamala Harris: Is America half a century behind South Asia?

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  Prof Vivek Kumar On January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris created a history of sorts by taking oath as America’s first female Vice President. She is the first woman of South Asian and Afro-American descent who has received such an honor. This may be a historic moment for Americans. However, if we analyze this history …

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The Failure of Secularism with the Rise of ‘I’ Politics

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Omprakash Mahato Whatever is the approach of politics, politics has to have concerns with the problem of ends; the goals of the just society; the governing means should be in such a manner as to realise the good society. The key concern of politics is with power, the way it is shared through recognition and …

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Nation and its Imagination: Aftermath of the Pulwama Attack

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  Omprakash Mahato The unfortunate attack on CRPF bus by a suicide bomber in Pulwama, causing the death of 42 soldiers and many causalities has shocked not only the people of the country but all the peace-loving people of the world. This act has been strongly condemned by 48 countries and all the political parties. …

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Caste & Untouchability: Root of the Blasphemy project in Pakistan

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  Auwn Gurmani Babasaheb Ambedkar in his book Annihilation of Caste says: “I have no hesitation in saying that if the Mahomedan has been cruel, the Hindu has been mean; and meanness is worse than cruelty”. I’d add, the context may be different today, but, nonetheless, there is a cruelty amongst Mahomedans that cannot be …

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The “Fear” of “Mini Pakistan” in India

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Abhay Kumar If Lalu Prasad Yadav-led RJD’s candidate Sarfaraz Alam wins from the Araria parliamentary seat (Bihar), the constituency would become a “den of ISI”, Pakistan intelligence agency. This is what Bihar State BJP president Nityanand Rai recently said during the poll campaign for the 2018 Araria byelection, which had fallen vacant after the demise …

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Who is eating up 711 million budget of minorities in Sindh?

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  Sufi Ghulam Hussain In Pakistan, ‘minority’ as a term is implied to mean religious minorities, or non-Muslims. Constitutionally, ‘minority affairs’ is a provincial subject. Since, the problem of caste is denied, there is no specific budget allocated for Scheduled Castes or Dalits in Pakistan. The State of Pakistan gives primacy to the category of …