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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy – Part 3

pranav jeevan p

Pranav Jeevan P People normally blame democracy by saying it is not a good model of governance citing the issues that plague our country like poverty, corruption, unemployment and under-development. They believe that we are facing these issues because we are a functioning democracy and somehow it is the democratic process which is causing this …

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Contagion and Constitution – Pandemic and Preamble

jas simran kehal may 2021

Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal The architect of our constitution felt that it is workable, flexible and strong enough to hold the country together both in peace and war time. If in recent times we have Covid-warriors and Covid war-rooms that means we are indeed at war. Let us analyze how our constitution has fared …

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Unfinished legacy of Dr Ambedkar and the Plight of the Oppressed in South Asia

hemangi kadlak

Hemangi Kadlak [A Speech on the Occasion of 130th Birth Anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.] Jai Bhim, First of all, I would like to thank the Ambedkar Society for South Asia for inviting me as a speaker for this webinar to celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of Dr Ambedkar. Today’s webinar topic is the ‘Unfinished …

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Birth based work: Slavery imposed by faith

madhab ruidas

  Madhab Ruidas Faith plays a vital role in Indian society, It is so deep rooted and dominant that the sense of a class society has been violated, in almost every regional or non-regional sphere of the unorganised working sector. The unorganised worker’s world is divided into various parts, due to their birth based, caste …

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A few days in Naxal-dominated Bhamragad or the story of 70 years of Independence!

bodhi ramteke

A few days in Naxal-dominated Bhamragad Bodhi Ramteke The excruciating pain of Roshni and the loss of Jaya’s life were both heartbreaking, and the concern for both of them and their family took me several miles away from my house to theirs. It was the month of July. Roshni was nine months pregnant then and …

Gender

Constitutional provisions and legal rights for protection and well-being of women in India

adv soniya gajbhiye

  Adv Soniya Gajbhiye Women in any society play a very important role. In Indian society’s context her role kept changing and evolving with the enactment of the Constitution and especially since Babasaheb’s fight for women’s’ rights through introduction of the Hindu Code bill. Woman is a very strong person in this world who plays  …

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COVID-19 and a more dangerous virus

salman farissi 2020

Salman Farissi COVID-19 hit India in March 2020. Nationwide lockdown prohibited all forms of political or religious congregations. Protesters on the streets of India against CAA, NRC, and NPR retreated as responsible human beings but the deep state and the Indian state (RSS-BJP) seem to have been searching for their prey hiding in the lurches. …

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COVID-19 and the failures of India’s healthcare system

manisha bangar

  Dr Manisha Bangar (Round Table India has been hosting a series of online talks by activists and thinkers on issues of importance to the Bahujan. This is the transcript of Dr Manisha Bangar’s talk on July 25th, 2020) Thank you so much for inviting me to give this very important talk, ‘COVID-19 and the failures …