Social movements

Maratha Kranti Morcha in Bidar
Agriculture
Democracy
Human rights
Law and order (politics)
Politics & Political Commentary

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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Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Blindsided by Big Numbers: Looking Beyond Electoral Wins

tr.v. blind·sid·ed, blind·sid·ing, blind·sides. 1. To hit or attack on or from the blind side. 2. To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results Too much of a good thing, as the idiom goes, is bad. Excessively bright light can be more blinding than pitch darkness. The glare of the limelight, another […]

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Green field with maize crop
Agriculture
Best
Environment
Health
Politics & Political Commentary

Foreign hand in the IB Report?

India’s Sovereignty, Security and Freedom at risk- Is the IB being used by foreign corporations to take over India’s vital seed sector? The IB report has a special section on GMOs (genetically modified/engineered organisms). It clearly supports the introduction of GM crops into Indian agriculture. The IB report makes specific mention of the Supreme Court […]

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P Sainath
General
Hindutva
Radicalization

Babasaheb Ambedkar: The fear of democracy of the privileged ~ P Sainath

Babasaheb Ambedkar is an enigma to most Indians. While we all claim to respect him for writing India’s Constitution, there is little we know about who Dr Ambedkar was or why “Jai Bhim” is a salutation to many and used as a casteist sneer by others. With the loving honorific “Babasaheb” neatly sliding in before […]

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Democracy
Land Rights
Politics & Political Commentary
Tribal rights
Women's rights

Cognitive dissonance

The scent of the earth… the title deed The life of a man… and futile need The freedom to be… in silly glee And the weight of the smallest deed. Each on their own way, they split Flames snuffed, and fires lit A change ordained though nothing was gained But that indeed was the writ. […]

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