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Economic inequality
Privilege (social inequality)

10 things to remember when discussing caste reservations

It is very common among ignorant people in privileged castes to see caste based reservations as a form of freeloading on their tax money by the dalits. A lot of people born to privilege grow up so full of themselves and indoctrinated with a world view that puts their priorities above the underprivileged, that it […]

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Illustration by Vidyut Kale uses image of oil painting in public domain
Economic inequality
Hindutva
National
Radicalization

The 22 vows of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar converted to Buddhism on 15 October 1956 at Deeksha Bhoomi, in Nagpur. Around 8 lakh followers converted in his steps. At this time he took 22 vows, more like open declarations. These are a rejection of Hinduism as unequal and something that the upper #caste dominant public “memory” rarely remembers. We’d like […]

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Dead end for Yakub Memon. Cartoon by @MANJULtoons
Economic inequality
National

After Yakub Memon’s execution. Now what?

So #Yakub Memon was finally hanged this morning. The #Supreme Court did a dramatic early morning hearing to hear the challenge to the President’s rejection of Yakub Memon’s mercy petition, and Yakub lost the case. Even if he had won it, it would have won him at best 14 more days to live. Perhaps some […]

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shivaji-kon-hota-govind-pansare
Economic inequality

Comrade Govind Pansare is dead. May his words LIVE.

Once Maharashtra was the land of progressive thought. Now it is the land where progressive thought is killed. After Narendra Dabholkar’s murder in Pune, Comrade Govind Pansare was shot in Kolhapur. He has succumbed to his injuries. This is the man who hosted events asking dangerous questions like “Who killed Karkare?” or protested the powerful […]

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Biskitbaba explains all male cabinet for Delhi government
Democracy
Economic inequality
Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

India’s capital becomes a bastion of male power

The Aam Aadmi Party made a huge deal out of women’s safety. Women were among those campaigning for AAP on the streets. Taking out rallys. Yet the 46% of women voters are represented by less than 10% of MLAs and NO ONE in the cabinet – where most of the power of the government resides. This […]

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