Workshop on How to Write a CV (Mumbai on 18thDec)


Vinay Shende

Name of Event: CV Writing Workshop
Date: 18th of December, 2016.
Venue: JP Naik Auditorium, Mumbai University, Kalina, Santacruz (E), Mumbai
 (a) Session 1: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. This is aimed at people with No Work Experience
 (b) Session 2: 2 pm to 5 pm. This is aimed at people with up to 5 years' experience

Target Audience: People from SC/ST/OBC/VJ/NT communities.

Fee: There is No Fee Charged. It will be free of cost.

Objective: In today's world, in the competitive job environment, it is seen that having Talent is not the only criteria. Having the right resume is also equally important. New tools like Linkedin have also come into picture that have a lot of potential. Our students have all the Talent and it is a question of showcasing it better while applying for jobs.

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Demonetization or the Struggle for Our Most Sublime of Commons!


Georgy Kuruvila Roy

What if the real tragedy of the demonetization drive is not our wait for the introduction and regular circulation of new notes so that our life can go back to normal, but the terrifying realization that such notes are going to change the form of money exchange? Doesn't Paytm's ad-line 'Atm nahin paytm karo' capture our predicament perfectly?

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The point of the cashless economy is not that we are going to abolish money but that money is going to change its form: from paper to digital technology. Within this formal change of the concept of money there is another more important change of form that money undergoes: from a public commodity to a private one. In other words if the paper form of money was owned by the state the digital form will be owned by private companies like Paytm, Oxygen etc.


Remembering Babasaheb on his 61st Mahaparinivan Diwas


United Dalit Students' Forum JNU (UDSF-JNU) 

Remembering Babasaheb on his 61st Mahaparinivan Diwas 14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956

udsfOn this Mahaparinirvan day when we remember Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, we must not forget the dreams of an egalitarian society which Babasaheb envisioned. In the present day Indian society we witness crimes which vehemently victimize Dalit, Adivasi, Muslim and Bahujan communities. Such atrocities on targeted communities are nothing but the ways in which Brahminical forces are stretching their arms to re-establish the hegemony which it had enjoyed for centuries. It is time for us to understand that the egalitarian revolution which Babasaheb dreamt about is not merely words written in the constitution but the true spirit in which it has to be implemented. The atrocities which Dalit, Adivasi, Muslim and Bahujan communities are facing, be it institutional murder of Rohith Vemula, enforced disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed, rape of Dalit women, communal, casteist attacks on Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis, Bahujan are all reflections of the Brahminical forces winning over the principle of justice and fraternity which the Constitution of India enshrines.


Project Heartland 5: Swachh Bharat: Plight and Assertion of Valmikis


Pratik Parmar

kiran bhaiProject Heartland captures the struggle of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert for their rights despite all odds. By capturing these stories of struggle, Project Heartland wants these brave people to be known, recognised and be seen as inspiration to others. This video covers Episode 5 of the project:


When Inequality Blooms in the Woods


Mruduladevi Sasidharan

mrudula sasidharanIt  received a stunning applause all along the corridors of Inox Screen II at the end of the second screening on 22nd November 2016 at IFFI 2016. 'Kaadu Pookkunna Neram' (When the woods bloom) directed by Dr. Bijukumar Damodar was the sixth Indian Panorama Feature Film at IFFI 2016 and it was the first housefull film on the second day of the festival. The film mainly deals with the problems akin to the enforcement of draconian laws like UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) (UAPA) on Dalit and Adivasis in India. The movie portrays this problem in the general social backdrop of the marginalized communities.

The heroine, actor Rima kallingal outshines the rest of cast in this film. The film depicts woman empowerment and social commitment as its nucleus. The 'nameless' central character, a suspected Maoist woman, of the movie is far ahead in woman's empowerment when compared to the social scenario visualised in the movie 'Venkalam'. A police man arrests a suspected Maoist woman in a forest near a tribal village at night. But the cop loses his way out from the forest. Thus, both the hunter and the hunted (we can say prey and predator also) are stranded in the thick forest.


Project Heartland 4: Milk and Caste


Pratik Parmar

Project Heartland captures the struggle of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert for their rights despite all odds. By capturing these stories of struggle, Project Heartland wants these brave people to be known, recognised and be seen as inspiration to others. This video covers Episode 4 of the project:

In this YouTube mini series, we shall bring out different stories from the heartland of Gujarat which nobody tells.


Remembering Dharti Aba Birsa Munda



JNU, New Delhi

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 Remembering Dharti Aba Birsa Munda on 15th Nov

Remembering the Foundation Day of BAPSA

Intensifying Struggle of Justice for Najeeb

The class was going on as usual in the German Mission School at Burj, Chaibasa. A teacher named Dr Nottrott repeatedly uttered derogatory words against the Mundas. A boy left the school in protest. His name was Birsa Munda.

Dharti Aba Birsa Munda's Ulgulan or Call for Revolt is one of the significant Mass Armed Uprisings of Tribals/ Adivasis of central India in mid-1890s against colonialism and feudalism for independence and self-rule like any other Tribal revolt anywhere in the world against oppression.

After the suppression of the first rising, in 1895 the Dharti Aba Birsa gave a clarion call to the Munda communities for a decisive war against the British. After a series of concerted attacks for nearly two years on the places loyal to the British, the Munda warriors started congregating on "Dombari Hill " in the village "Sail Rakab " nearly 20 Km from the Ranchi-Jamshedpur Highway. Documents reveal that Birsa Munda was adopting Guerilla warfare, and attacked the British in Ranchi and Khunti. Several British police men were killed and nearly 100 Buildings were set on fire. Being scared of this " Ulgulan" or revolt, the then commissioner Mr. A. Fobes and Deputy Commissioner Mr. H.C. Streattfield, rushed to Kunti with two companies of army to crush the mass struggle (Ulgulan) of "Abua Disun" (Self- rule). Birsa Munda's Ulgulan was a socio-cultural-intellectual and political movement that was later followed by the Mass Armed Rebellion against British colonialism as well as Hindu feudal landlordism.


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