Rajya Sabha

#IndiaUnites for #GenderRights

Withdraw the Transgender Bill, 2018 The Government of India’s Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 which was passed  on 17th December 2018 in the Lok Sabha should be more appropriately retitled the Transgender Persons (Violation of Rights) Bill, since it violates more rights than it protects. The version of the Bill passed upholds criminalization […]

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#IndiaUnites for Dalit, Bahujan and Adivasis #JaiSamvidhan

Reservations were a proactive effort to prevent the marginalization of Dalits, Bahujan Samaj and Adivasis due to social exclusion. The Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, grants 10% reservation in government jobs and institutes of higher education to general category candidates from economically weaker sections. This Act, however, violates the spirit of reservations which are meant […]

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RNA Exotica by RNA builders
Corruption
Democracy

Is RNA Corp using a Cheat-Code, or is the company bankrupt?

Mumbai, 8th February, 2016, Mumbai: So what is going on with RNA Builders? Back in December 2013, those who had purchased flats in RNA Grande, Kandivali West, must have been quite impressed by this notice issued by RNA Universal, signed by Anil Aggarwal himself, proclaiming that flat buyers would be given possession for interior decoration and […]

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tricolor landscape
Corruption
Politics & Political Commentary

The Empire is Crumbling: @gupta_milan replies to @desaisantosh with hope.

Guest post by Milan Gupta Yesterday (on 28th December, 2015) Santosh Desai ( @desaisantosh ) published his opinion column titled “2015: The Empire Strikes back” in TOI(Times of India) Delhi edition newspaper. Mr Desai has often expressed optimism in the future of Indian democracy and has been a keen observer of the historical political trends […]

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NDTV coverage of Modi speech different from BJP official feed
Democracy
Hindutva
Politics & Political Commentary
Radicalization

The Modi Mandate: Development or Hindutva?

Ever since Aam Aadmi Party’s stunning win in Delhi Assembly elections, there is a rash of analysis and advice for Modi government (which has mostly fallen on deaf ears, and no surprise there – they know their support base). I have several opinions around this issue that differ from the common consensus, so sharing them. […]

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