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From an ‘untouchable’ in Tapra to a student leader in TISS: Interview with Bhatta Ram

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Pranjali Kureel (Students of TISS, Mumbai recently elected Bhatta Ram as the new President of the student council in what is being called a ‘historic win’. Inspiring hundreds of students like me, who enter this institute with high hopes, only to find ourselves in an elite and daunting space, Bhatta Ram says the main aim …

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Why Bhatta Ram should become ‘President’ of TISS SU 2019-20

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  Nitin Dhaktode I met Bhatta Ram for the first time at the Interaction Programme organised by the Ambedkarite Students’ Association in July, 2018. A sharp-looking boy, he was sitting among the students, listening to every word carefully. Once you meet him you will not forget his appearance. After that meeting, I was away for my …

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ASA Statement in Solidarity with TISS Hyderabad GOI PMS Students

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  Educate!!! Agitate!!! Organize!!! AMBEDKARITE STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (ASA) TATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (TISS), MUMBAI-88 Statement in Solidarity with TISS Hyderabad GOI PMS Students and condemning the SINE DIE decision of the TISS HYBD Administration and appropriation of GOI PMS issues by the Non-GOI PMS Students We hereby write this statement after in consultation with …

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TISS Student Politics: Duality of Position and Stand

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  Deepak Kumar Nanda The foremost question in the current TISS Students’ Union 2019-20 elections in Mumbai campus  should have been: what happened to the promise of ‘snatching away’ of the fee waiver of the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship students in Hostel and Dining Hall? Especially, since the very same group—which promised to fight …

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Bahujan Art Festival TISS 2018

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  Bahujan Art Festival is an initiative to give platform to the artists from the marginal Bahujan community, to express their Challenges, Struggles and Success. This Video is a documentation of the event which happened in the TISS Mumbai Campus on 16th of December. Video Documentation: Nikhil Latagajanan.  {youtube}Dsuz7nG3CmI{/youtube} ~~~ [Via Somnath Waghamare]

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Brajesh Thakur, Who is Responsible for Muzaffarpur Multiple Rapes?

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  Bobby Kunhu “I do not expect the White Media to create positive Black images” – Huey Newton “Historically, rape and sexual violence have been used as means to dominate and control different races, cultures, and groups of people.” – Chardonnay Madkins The Muzaffarpur multiple rapes and the way the state machinery and discourse has …