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GST on Higher Education Services: The downward curve of economic and social growth 1

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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Police brutality at Hyderabad Central University

A Narration of Police Brutality at the University of Hyderabad

The following is a first person account by Md Hasanujjaman, M Phil in English, University of Hyderabad of the brutality unleashed by the police against the students and faculty of University of Hyderabad. I am one of the arrested students in connection with the protest against the VC of UoH. I belong to a minority community of West Bengal. My …

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Soni Sori poster

A History of, and Response to, Disproportionate Violence

This post began life as an attempt to boost the response to the latest wave of targeted violence and/or State-sponsored suppression of civil liberties in Chhattisgarh. Even as I typed away, trying to summarize the ever-mounting brutality in that state, the news breaking from the University of Hyderabad took centre-stage. Every day this past week …

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Bus burned at Bhosari by Shiv Sena activists

Does the argumentative Indian really exist?

The Indian socio-political space is polarized as never before. The religious and economic right wings came together in an unprecedented show of solidarity and gave India its first Prime Minister who refuses to answer any questioning. The writing was on the wall. Subramanian Swamy had detailed the RSS “plan” as far back as 1999 with remarkable …

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Social sexual taboos and the harm to men

Much has been spoken of the dangers to women because of sexually repressed views. Men are generally seen to be the aggressors, delineating what is allowed and what isn’t, in such descriptions. There is an understanding of privilege. This is not entirely false. However, when you have a socially repressed society, men don’t do well in it …

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Rigveda in Sanskrit on paper

The Sanskriti of Sanskrit, the language of Brahmins

The attempt to enslave India under Hindu elite castes continues. This time it is by shoving Sanskrit down the throats of upcoming generations so that those who know “most” about it (read priests) will once more be the final word on knowledge. The myth being sold is that Sanskrit was the language of India and …

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Munde Gopinathrao Pandurang Bharatiya Janata Party BJP   Constituency- BEED MAHARASHTRA  - Affidavit Information of Candidate

Interesting update: Gopinath Munde graduates in 1976 from college established in 1978

In a continuing saga of fake educational qualifications, Gopinath Munde of BJP has stated in his signed affidavit for the Lok Sabha Elections 2014 that he has graduated B.J.L., from New Law College, Pune, 1976. He has claimed the same in 2004, while in 2009, he states B.J.L. without mentioning college. Now here is the catch  New …

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