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Repression of Activists cannot stop the second Kisan Long March 1

Repression of Activists cannot stop the second Kisan Long March

In order to stop the AIKS-led second Kisan Long March in Maharashtra against the betrayal of farmers by the BJP’s central and state governments, the government has taken recourse to repression. This Long March, which will begin from Nashik on February 20, the martyrdom anniversary of Comrade Govind Pansare, and will end in Mumbai on …

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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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How Ekta World is trying to muzzle and prevent us reporting its fraud

Mumbai, 14th March, 2017: Today, I received an email that was sent on behalf of Ekta World Pvt Ltd that worried me for a few minutes — yeah, but only for a few minutes before I clearly saw that this crooked builder was bluffing and intimidating once again. (Background: Ekta World has a troubled relationship …

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Grape season in peril in Nashik due to demonetisation

End of January marks the grape harvest season around Nashik. After falling prices after demonetisation led farmers to slash down standing tomato crops last month to make way for emergency sowing of wheat to eat, hope had rested on the grape crop coming up. However for all the reports in media about farmers adopting cashless …

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Dr. Narendra Dabholkar - rationalist, humanist

Narendra Dabholkar’s speech on tradition and superstition – English translation Part 2

  Narendra Dabholkar has become an icon of rationalist thought in India, but his works being mostly in Marathi are understood by few non-Maharashtrians for either endorsement or criticism. I am attempting to translate some of his speeches, so that his thoughts may reach more people and inform opinions. This is part 2 of the …

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The Ishrat Jahan case – weeding fact from fiction

Ishrat Jahan was reported killed in an encounter with Gujrat police along with three others Javed Sheikh alias Pranesh Pillai, Amjad Ali Rana and Zeeshan Johar. Gujrat police claimed that they were members of the LeT come into Gujrat to plan the assassination of Narendra Modi. Ishrat Jahan’s family protested her innocence. Mumbai Police said that …

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