Sports

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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Bull taming at jallikattu, Allangur, India

Jallikattu is not bullfighting – it needs its own debate

I have refrained from commenting on jallikattu for a long time, mainly because I don’t have any real experience or concrete insight on the subject (yes, that does prevent me from making opinions known). However, after several debates, reading up, arguments and a lot of thinking, I can definitely say that a middle way needs …

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Outdoor education

Maharashtra GR on Adventure Sports welcome, but raise concerns

A long overdue step toward bringing in standards in advenure sports took off when the Government of Maharashtra issued norms as a Government Resolution applicable to individuals and organizations offering adventure tours. While the initial rules are better than expected, largely due to trekking organizations impleading themselves into the case by Anil Mahajan that led …

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Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Sant Harcharan Singh Longowal

The Shattered Dome and reflections on Indian politics

The Caravan has published yet another of its very excellent mini-novel grade stories. This time around the Operation Blue star by Hartosh Singh Bal. For someone who was but a child in the times covered by this story, this was an enlightening read and I recommend you read it, since I’m not going to be …

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kranti NGO rehabilitates children of sex workers

Urgent appeal for help for NGO working for daughters of sex workers

Kranti is an organization in Mumbai working to rehabilitate girls between ages 13 and 19 from Kamathipura (Mumbai’s red light area) by providing them residential accommodation, therapy, sports travel …. and a reason to rise beyond their limits and change the world. Girls here are daughters of sex workers and victims of trafficking rising above …

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