Features

Affirmative action in workspaces – the tick box phenomenon

Affirmative action in workspaces – the tick box phenomenon

  Dr. Sylvia Karpagam Large organizations working on human rights and development programs have a massive amount of resources and the luxury of separate departments for each aspect of administration and program implementation. These organisations are often proverbial 'ivory towers' that maintain strict overt and covert codes of gate-keeping that either allow a warm and welcoming access or a rigid and immovable barrier to entry.The traditional inmates of these ivory towers often...

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On the Anxieties surrounding Dalit Muslim Unity

On the Anxieties surrounding Dalit Muslim Unity

  Ambedkar Reading Group Delhi University  Recently we saw the coming together of Dalits and Muslims at the ground level, against a common enemy - the Hindu, Brahminical State and Culture - in many instances. It was a unification of lower caste groups and Muslims that we witnessed in the struggles of Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) in University of Hyderabad (UoH) too. Such a combination was what irked the authorities in UoH...

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Ambedkarism Is the Path of a New Liberated Democratic World

Ambedkarism Is the Path of a New Liberated Democratic World

 Chalo Thiruvananthapuram Article Series – Part 1 Sathy Angamali Democracy is a total world view that human kind could attain through ideological discourses. But the root cause to the problems that we are entangled in lies in the fact that in contemporary India, not only the fundamental values of democracy are rejected, but the majority is holding firmly the invisible world of Caste-Varna laws where there is no place for human prestige...

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Events and Activism

Spinning Wheel: From Gandhi to Modi

Spinning Wheel: From Gandhi to Modi Spinning Wheel: From Gandhi to Modi
  Naveen (Nijam) Gara Prime Minister Narendra Modi's picture replacing that of M K Gandhi at the charkha in an official annual calendar has kicked up a storm. Modi baiters have pounced upon this...
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“I Shan’t Die, I Shall Live And Win”: Story of An Adivasi Girl Student

“I Shan’t Die, I Shall Live And Win”: Story of An Adivasi Girl Student “I Shan’t Die, I Shall Live And Win”: Story of An Adivasi Girl Student
  Rakesh Sanal "If I die, I will fail. I shall live and win. I very well know how tough it is. Hearing people speak of this nation as a democracy makes me laugh, for isn't it this nation which witnessed...
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Dalit Pastor Attacked Brutally by Hindutva Goons

Dalit Pastor Attacked Brutally by Hindutva Goons Dalit Pastor Attacked Brutally by Hindutva Goons
  P Victor Vijay Kumar
Pastor Swamy is a low income Dalit Christian based out of Hyderabad. His wife works as a part time teacher in a private school and he is a full-time member of Gideon...
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Where is Sushil Mandi?

Where is Sushil Mandi? Where is Sushil Mandi?
  Saradindu Uddipan Where is Sushil? Sushil went missing from Jadavpur University (JU) boy's hostel on 2/02/2017. The very next day Sushil's elder brother Haradhan Mandi filed a complaint in Jadavpur...
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The curious case of Indian psychoanalysis

The curious case of Indian psychoanalysis The curious case of Indian psychoanalysis

 
Umar Nizar
  Marxism has been critiqued variously for its occasional elitism and casteism. But the Freudian establishment in India, a flourishing one at that, has escaped criticism....
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Perspective

Brahminical Patriarchy and Social Media
27 Jan 2017 21:41 - Bhagyesha KuraneBrahminical Patriarchy and Social Media

 
Bhagyesha Kurane Social media has become an integral part of our lives these days. There are various notions prevalent about whether one should use social media, and if at all it is to be used, then how. Some people view social media only as a tool to pass their time and beyond a certain limi [ ... ]

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Rights

Fact Finding Report on Police Excesses in Nadukuppam Village, Marina Beach
26 Jan 2017 05:37 - Trevor JeyarajFact Finding Report on Police Excesses in Nadukuppam Village, Marina Beach

  [Via Trevor Jeyaraj] Fact Finding Mission to Enquire into Alleged Police Excesses on 23rd January 2017 in Nadukuppam Village, Marina Beach, Tamil Nadu  January 25, 2017 "நாங்க காலம்காலமா இந்த குப்பத்திலே இருக்க [ ... ]

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Educate, Agitate, Organize

Critical Analysis of Indian Historians' Writings on Buddhism - Part 1
15 Feb 2017 11:26 - Ratnesh KatulkarCritical Analysis of Indian Historians' Writings on Buddhism - Part 1

  Ratnesh Katulkar Buddhism is one of the most prominent topics in the study of ancient Indian history. The reason for its presence and visibility in Indian history owes to its existence to a wide time scale traversed during the 6th century BC to 11th century AD. There is no doubt that many s [ ... ]

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Dr. Ambedkar

Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949
26 Nov 2016 15:42 - Dr. AmbedkarBabasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent A [ ... ]

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Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Miller Committee Report 1919 (Adequate Representation of Communities in Public Service)
11 Dec 2016 15:40 - Round Table IndiaMiller Committee Report 1919 (Adequate Representation of Communities in Public Service)

  [An anti-caste movement led by the backward communities under the banner Praja Mitra Mandali launched a focused movement to bring pressure on the king of Mysore for reservation in recruitment and education. The Miller Committee was constituted by Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV, the Maharaja of Mysor [ ... ]

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