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Budget 2021-22 ignores women, threatens food security 1

Budget 2021-22 ignores women, threatens food security

Press Release: The All India Democratic Women’s Association denounces the Budget 2021-2022 as anti-women and notes that the Union Government has ignored the difficulties and penury faced by marginalized sections while formulating the budget. This budget comes at the time of the deepening economic crisis during the pandemic and the government’s anti-peoples actions that have …

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Public Health is an investment, not expense 3

Public Health is an investment, not expense

The corona pandemic has underlined the need to strengthen the Public Health system (not ‘healthcare’ mind you). ‘Public health’ really is an investment and not expenditure. Healthy population is what will make a strong nation. According to American public health association, 1 dollar spent on prevention of disease saves 5.6 dollars in healthcare spending. Public …

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My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist - the story 4

My experience being the codependent of a covert cerebral narcissist – the story

Note: The “covert cerebral narcissist” is not a clinical diagnosis, but the best descriptor I found over the years for the behavior I was subjected to. A follow up post will explain recurring patterns and parts marked as * in this post. This post has now been edited to remove relatively irrelevant details and for …

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Farmer long march in Mumbai. Night at somaiya ground

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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DeMonetisation and Digital Payments

DeMonetisation did not promote the uptake of digital transactions Driving India towards a less-cash, digital payments economy was one of the aims claimed by the Prime Minister when he invalidated 86% of India’s circulating currency. The reasoning was that India was a largely cash-based economy; if circulating cash was reduced, people would rapidly move towards …

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The end of infatuation with Modi and regrets – aka – rats fleeing sinking ship

We’ve been seeing this phenomenon all through since the 2014 Lok Sabha election that swept the BJP to power in India. Assorted supporters of Modi and BJP backing off warily as individuals or in groups as they realize that the trailer and the film have little in common. And of course there are those like …

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Maratha Kranti Morcha in Bidar

Maratha kranti morcha: What are Maratha Morcha demands?

This article about the Maratha Kranti Morcha  was published in 2016. It remains as valid today, as Maratha Morcha Mumbai shows power on the streets. The gigantic Maratha rallies in Maharashtra have flummoxed everyone. Neither the politicians nor the media know what to make of them. Unprecedented crowds thronged the Pune Maratha Kranti Morcha on …

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Data on farmers and intro on issues with agriculture in India #JaiKisan

Here are some points that give a broad overview of farmers in India as statistics and other data based information. How many farmers are there in India? Depends on what you call farmers. There are cultivators and there are agricultural labour. The data over the years is as follows. Year Cultivators (in million) Agricultural labourers …

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