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Assertion

The Realities of Higher Educational Institutions for Dalit Students

Sagar Kumbhare

Sagar Kumbhare “May be I was wrong, all the while, in understanding world. In understanding love, pain, life, death. There was no urgency. But I always was rushing. Desperate to start a life. All the while, some people, for them, life itself is curse. My birth is my fatal accident. I can never recover from …

Features

Affirmative Action & The Concept of Merit: An Indian Experience

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  Raju Chalwadi  Affirmative action and Merit are two concepts on which every Indian has an opinion, especially, the former. Affirmative action policy is always seen in a negative light because of the ambiguity regarding the rationale for such a policy and its effect on social relations. And the term merit in the Indian context …

Features

Havells’ Ad: Another instance of Stereotyping of Reservations Policy in Media

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  Amar Khade  The offensive Havells Fan television commerical has been removed from Youtube and the company’s Facebook page, and also apparently from television, thanks to the vociferous opposition expressed by Ambedkarites and others. Congratulations friends! But the structures of prejudice that gave birth to it need to be constantly critiqued, as this article does …

Thought

The private sector’s turn to deliver

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Sukhadeo Thorat The government’s decision to set aside a 20 per cent quota for SC/ST vendors in its purchases, if accepted by every sector on a wider scale, has the potential to make growth pro-poor and inclusive. The Central government has finally announced a policy reserving 20 per cent of its purchases for micro and …