Author: Vidyut

Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.
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Media
Politics & Political Commentary

AamJanata connect – An experimental bridge between grassroots and media rooms

AamJanata Connect is an experimental email service linking grassroots activists and media with each other to help important issues get attention. Please do add your name and join in to see if we can together make a difference.

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stone carving silicosis
Democracy
Health
Human rights

Temple carvers unite against scourge of silicosis

Pindwara, a small town in Sirohi district of Rajasthan, is the main hub for India’s temple-building industry. In the past three years, this sector has been found to spread fatal disease and death through silicosis among men, some as young as 19 years. The Swaminarayan sect’s imposing Akshardham temple, Bihar and Jharkhand’s Jain mandirs, renovations…

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Democracy

#IndiaUnites Day 5: Civil Society unites, #IndiaRejectsHate

Day 5 of #IndiaUnites saw a strong representation from civil society members who spoke, demonstrated and recited their rejection of hate crimes and bigotry. Hannan Mollah of AIKS flagged off the day with an outline of the 9-day long Agitation. Prashant Bhushan started for civil society, highlighting the good experiences between different communities, which he…

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Democracy

The Demands of the India Unites Agitation

To, The People of India We, the undersigned, as representatives of our respective political parties, undertake to fulfill the following demands raised by various organisations and individuals during the joint agitation being held at Jantar Mantar, Delhi, from January 30 to February 7, 2019. We understand that these are critical demands that have been at […]

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Child Rights
Democracy
Tribal rights
Women's rights

Sex ratio, alarm and tunnel vision

The Vital Statistics of India report, based on the Civil Registration System 2016 published by the Office of the Register General of India is out and with it, the alarm about a dropping sex ratio (3.16 Sex Ratio at Birth) and assumptions of deliberate killing of unborn female children. The overall sex ratio in India […]

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