Maharashtra

Democracy
Economic inequality

Farmer suicides in India: Peddling anti-farmer bull shit

There is a category of journalists and publications which consistently publish seemingly scientific articles that are aimed at one or more of the following goals: Trivializing the problem of farmer suicides and denying the agrarian crisis. Exonerating the role of neo-liberal policies, insufficient support to agriculture and the role of unsuitable crops (including GM) in […]

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Thermal Plants want water, farmers need it
Environment

To Maharashstra Chief Minister on Maharashtra drought #MAHAdrought

Dear Mr Chavan, I am not going to talk about irrigation projects and such things that you already have practiced replying. Let us look at what is happening. Vidarbha always seems to be reeling under drought. Rains fail, crops fail, farmers are not able to repay debts, farmer suicides happen. That is the routine story […]

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tricolor landscape
National
Politics & Political Commentary

Balasaheb Thackeray has lessons for Indian politics

Bal Thackeray died yesterday, and all hell broke loose among the polarized opinions. Some respected him for what he did. Others saw him as a fascist. There was very little overlap if any. In my eyes, mass leaders like Balasaheb Thackeray cannot be viewed in isolation from the masses. While it is undeniable that the […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Maharashtra Government

Let me open this post with saying something no one has the guts to voice. The government should be down on hands and knees in gratitude to Raj Thackeray that there was no violence during the MNS Morcha. There wasn’t a thing the government could have done to prevent Raj Thackeray marching from Girgaum Chowpatty […]

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Indian flag photographic collage
National

A day for independence – Independence Day

How can we be more independent on this independence day? A commitment to celebrate, explore and expand freedoms. To live with purpose.

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