Media Fellowship for Young Journalist

Karthik Navayan

Action Aid needs a young journalist who is interested in social issues

Action Aid, an international NGO, offers a Media Fellowship for a young journalist from Dalit, Minority, BC, women categories. The selected person will be given fellowship for one year initially. The fellowship holder has to write one article every month on contemporary social issues in English or Telugu newspapers (we will suggest the issues, if needed). Candidate should be based in Andhra Pradesh and he should not be a paid employee of any media group. He should be independent and interested in the social issues.

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National Conference of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations

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Dear Friends,

The All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations is going to organise a National Convention on 25 & 26 August, 2012, in Mavlankar Hall, New Delhi & a One Day Dharna at Jantar Mantar on 27 August 2012.

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Discussion on 'Caste discrimination in Delhi University admissions'

Via Ratnesh Kumar

Insight Foundation

in collaboration with

Academic Forum for Social Justice

invites you for a discussion on

"Caste discrimination in Delhi University admissions"

Date: 19th August 2012 (Sunday)

Time: 9am to 1pm

Venue: Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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Dr. Paul Chirakkarodu Memorial Meeting

[Via Shibi Peter]

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Dr. Paul Chirakkarodu Memorial Meeting

Saturday

10:00am until 5:00pm

S.E.D.S Centre, Pakkil, Kottayam

10 am: Seminar

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Caste and the Indian Political Economy

Lamakaan Night School on

'Caste and the Indian Political Economy'

Friday 17th & Saturday 18th Aug,

7:00 - 9: 30 PM

By Dr. Anand Teltumbde

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It is not red versus blue

 Via DABMSA (Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Minority Students Association)

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Why Beef and Pork Food Festival at JNU?

The New Materialists

Comrades, we have recently seen the Janmastami celebrations in JNU by right wing and casteist forces i.e. ABVP and NSUI in many places of JNU. Celebration of the Hindu festivals (in the name of celebrating Culture) is the act of enhancing and strengthening the caste system. Krishna, the god of Hindus who propagated Varna system in Bhagavad Gita and was an eve teaser and womanizer was celebrated and was shown as role model though he was the symbol of Patriarchy. Thus Celebrating Janmastami is the celebration of patriarchy and Varna system.

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When the Durga pooja celebration was made as a proposal there was a tough resistance from the progressive forces. But now the scenario has changed. Every party engaged in vote bank politics does not want to raise the issue of celebrating Hindu festivals in the supposed Secular campus, where even the Bhang (prepared from the leaves of Cannabis plant, which is banned in many countries) is allowed in mess during Holi. If this is the case, why no Beef and Pork is available in any single dhaba at JNU?

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