Education

Police brutality at Hyderabad Central University
Democracy
Education
Women's rights

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
Democracy
Education
General
National
Politics & Political Commentary

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
Democracy
Education
Hindutva
Human rights
National
Radicalization

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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Modi on LoC conflicts and relations with Pakistan before and after
Education
Politics & Political Commentary

No laundry for ex-Modi supporters finding a conscience

What is the use of public confessions of regret for supporting Modi after he is Prime Minister? The damage is done. The country finds new lows to reach daily…. and what development?

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caricature of a hand pulling the pallu of a woman in sari
Democracy
Education
Knowledge
National

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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