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Posts relevant to India as a whole or India in general, or the common man’s understanding of India, or… you get the idea…

Farmer long march in Mumbai. Night at somaiya ground
Agriculture
Democracy
Economic inequality
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Land Rights
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Tribal rights

A long march of the dispossessed to Delhi

Imagine a democratic protest where a million farmers, labourers and others march to the capital and compel discussion of the exploding crisis of the countryside in a special three-week session of Parliament   India’s agrarian crisis has gone beyond the agrarian. It’s a crisis of society. Maybe even a civilizational crisis, with perhaps the largest […]

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Corruption
Democracy
Health
Hindutva
Human rights
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Politics & Political Commentary

8 months in Jail without Bail – Dr. Kafeel Khan’s letter to the country

This is a letter by Dr. Kafeel Khan, whose sole “crime” was trying to prevent deaths from deprivation of oxygen. He was arrested and has now spent 8 months in jail without bail for little reason more than the state needing a scapegoat for its own failures. 8MS, IN JAIL WITHOUT BAIL AM I REALLY […]

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cotton plant
Agriculture
National

Profex Super pesticide poisoning of farmers in Yavatmal and crucial questions

Varying accounts report between 9 and 18 deaths in 15 days and 800 instances of poisoning and 25 losing vision among farmers and farm labourers after spraying Profex Super pesticide on their Bt Cotton crops in Yavatmal. While most mainstream media is content to attribute the poisoning to farmers not taking adequate safety measures while […]

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Law and order (politics)
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Anjali Damania receives threat from Pakistan to drop cases against Eknath Khadse

Anjali Damania reported that she got a threatening call from a number in Pakistan, Karachi asking her to drop all cases against Eknath Khadse. Transcript of the threatening call to Anjali Damania: Caller: Anjali bol rahi hai? Anjali: Haan… Caller: Anjali, tune jo case kiya na khadse pe Anjali: haan… Caller: woh waapas le Anjali: […]

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Corruption
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natural resources

Historic Patna Museum’s centenary sees it stripped of antiques #updated

The famous Patna Museum, started in 1917, turned a hundred years old this April. Today, it was shut down to move its wealth of national antiques moved to an autonomous museum by the government. This had been coming and students of the neighbouring College of Arts and Crafts celebrated its centenary as well as fought […]

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