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Modi, BJP, Sangh Parivar and gang spell callousness

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  Sundeep Pattem (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) [The conversation was recorded on April 12, 2020] Anu Ramdas: Give me a big picture of how information flows in the US, between the federal government and state governments and how people receive …


Introducing Sanghamitra, Business Incubator

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  Sundeep Pattem On the joyous occasion of Babasaheb’s 129th birthday, we are very excited to announce a new venture: Sanghamitra is a business incubator that aims to engage the creative energies of local communities in building socially conscious business practices and products. We are motivated to build local self-sufficiency via rooted knowledge, entrepreneurship, and …


Ambedkar Age: Reading, Writing, Talking (April 2019 event, USA)

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Sundeep Pattem   The 128th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar and 10 years of Round Table India was the perfect occasion for friends to meet and celebrate with books and conversations. Phule-Ambedkar Center for Anti-Caste Thought hosted this meeting on April 20th, at Gaithersburg City Library, Greater Washington Area.   Local friends and old friends …


Beef bans: Unjustifiable, Ineffective, Expensive

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  Sundeep Pattem In the public discussion over the bans on cow meat in several states of India, a fundamental question is this: Should the bans exist in the first place? The argument can be settled quite succinctly as follows: Q. Is the cow an endangered species? Has any authority said it is in danger …


“Dalits have been waiting for 200 years for justice, another 20 years won’t matter”

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Today, August 6th, marks the 23rd anniversary of Tsunduru massacre of Dalits in Andhra Pradesh. When the case finally reached the Andhra Pradesh High Court, all the accused (including those who had been convicted by the lower court) were acquitted on April 22, 2014. Several Dalit and human rights …