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Rant against the ranters (aka Why I no longer talk to ‘upper castes’ about caste?)

vivek singh

Vivek Singh It boils my blood when you sneerMake faces and whisper ‘reservation’. What exactly is your frustration, your critique, what is the devastationThat it brings in your life that you hate it so? Or is it the idea of me sitting next to youThat makes you say no? What is it that your frail …


The Reddy-BC combination and the prospects of Hindutva forces in Telangana: The Eatala Phenomenon

eatela and kcr

  Prof K. Laxminarayana The official channel of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on 30th April aired the news of alleged encroachment upon assigned lands by Eatala Rajender’s family for their poultry business. The news came just after the voting for the municipal elections for Warangal district was completed. The timing indicates the vindictive political conspiracy …


ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಶ್ರೀ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಗುರುಗಳ ಬದುಕು ಮತ್ತು ಸೋಶಿಯಲ್ ಫಿಲಾಸಫಿ

harsha narayanguru

  ಹರ್ಷಕುಮಾರ್ ಕುಗ್ ಭರತ ಖಂಡವು ಕಂಡ ಮಹಾನ್ ದಾರ್ಶನಿಕರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಗುರುಗಳ ಜಯಂತಿಯನ್ನು ಸರ್ಕಾರಿ ಆಚರಣೆಯಾಗಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರವು ಆಚರಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದು ನಿಜಕ್ಕೂ ಸಂತೋಷದ ಸಂಗತಿ. ಈ ಮಹಾನ್ ಧಾರ್ಮಿಕ ಚಿಂತಕ, ಸಮಾಜ ಸುಧಾರಕರಿಗೆ ಖಂಡಿತವಾಗಿಯೂ ಇದು ಗೌರವ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸುವ ಕೆಲಸ. ಆದರೆ ದುರದೃಷ್ಟವಶಾತ್ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಹೇಗಾಗಿದೆಯೆಂದರೆ ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳು ಜಯಂತಿಗಳನ್ನು ಆಚರಿಸುವುದು ಎಂದರೆ ಆಯಾ ಮಹಾನ್ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು ಹುಟ್ಟಿದ ಜಾತಿಗಳನ್ನು ತುಷ್ಟೀಕರಣ ಮಾಡಲು ಮಾತ್ರ ಎಂಬಂತಾಗಿದೆ. ಬಸವ ಜಯಂತಿ ಲಿಂಗಾಯತರಿಗೆ, ವಾಲ್ಮೀಕಿ ಜಯಂತಿ ವಾಲ್ಮೀಕಿ ನಾಯಕರಿಗೆ, ಕನಕ …


An open letter from a Dalit musician, to whomsoever it may concern

mohammed akhlaaq

  Ajith Kumar A S The immediate provocation for writing this letter is TM Krishna’s letter to Modi (“Honourable Narendra Modi-ji”). So I think this letter has to be addressed to a large group of people who ‘share’ TM Krishna’s so-called radical mindset when muslims and dalits are attacked and murdered by caste hindus and …


Caste Atrocities and the Quest for Justice

khap court

  Harish S. Wankhede In any normal political chat, the general upper caste tendency is to accuse the Dalits of politicizing the lower caste identity against the nationalist concerns of citizenship and secularism. This is an easy option to hide the actual domination of brahmanical culture over the public institutions. The social psyche of ‘governamentality’ …