Democracy

Issues related with various rights, resistance, justice movements, people’s struggles. Awareness mongering to the hilt. Giving voice to causes that need it, bringing to attention things that may be missed. Countering propaganda, undermining discrimination. This area tries to fix the world, one starfish at a time.

#MahaRERA Orders highest amount of refund to an individual #homebuyer for RS 5,17,07,805/- 1

#MahaRERA Orders highest amount of refund to an individual #homebuyer for RS 5,17,07,805/-

Mumbai 25th September 2020. #MahaRERA Orders highest amount of refund to an individual #homebuyer for RS 5.17,07,805/- with an Interest @ 10.4% per annum from the time of money paid to the builder Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) has provided major relief to a homebuyer who invested in a project in 2013 and allegedly did not get …

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Despite #MahaRERA directions, buyers left in the lurch by Developer #BhoomiArcade 2

Despite #MahaRERA directions, buyers left in the lurch by Developer #BhoomiArcade

Bhoomi Acropolis is a large township project comprising ten 15-storey building in Virar with more than 600 residents. Home buyers booked flats in this project in 2013 on the assurance that they would be given possession in 2015. By Satish Nandgaonkar Mumbai Mirror August 22, 2020, 09:42 IST MUMBAI: A group of home buyers from Bhoomi …

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In search of a bamboo stick: Missing items and people 4

In search of a bamboo stick: Missing items and people

It started when I broke my clothes drying stick. You know the one I mean, the thin bamboo cane that traditionally stood behind a door, unobtrusive, till we needed the superpower to extend the reach of our hands by a good 5-6 feet. Well, this was several years ago. It wasn’t broken beyond use, but …

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A world in which empathy is evaporating - Be the change series 6

A world in which empathy is evaporating – Be the change series

It cannot be doubted that it is a world of increasing intolerance. The space for diversity is decreasing everywhere, though the most obvious aspects are those with implications on human rights of large segments of populations and have a political context. This is convenient, because if someone else – say the political system or the …

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GST on Higher Education Services: The downward curve of economic and social growth 7

GST on Higher Education Services: The downward curve of economic and social growth

Levying Goods and Service Ta (GST) on Higher Education Services has been a topic of debate ever since the new tax system was rolled out across the country. While many items are exempt from GST as of today, the logic behind choosing the components taxed suggests a sea of possibilities stalled. While books supplied are …

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The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India 9

The la ilaha illallah controversy and secular dissent in India

It is important to recognize that as dissent, as people insisting on secularism and democracy, we have consistently failed in India. Many people are speaking of these protests as “secular” protests, and in appropriating them as such, seeking to dictate their voice. The reality is that the people who are protesting in any massive numbers, …

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