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Confronting Gandhi's Racism

In the following brief video, Indian activist Arundati Roy challenges the way the global elite has repackaged Mohandas Gandhi as a hero to be worshiped and adored. 669 more words

Things That Aren't What They Seem

Boy 15, Beaten and Burned Alive because of a stray goat! how the curse of caste still blights India #BurnedAlive

Sai Ram, 15, burned alive because of a stray goat, was just one of 17,000 Dalits to fall victim to caste violence in the state of Bihar… 1,060 more words
Postaday

Marking World Day, UN Spotlights Rural Women as a Driving Force

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said that all over the world, gender inequality in land & other productive resources is intrinsically related to women’s poverty & exclusion. 32 more words

Durga Shakti Nagpal's IAS husband suspended

Lucknow/Mathura: IAS officer Abhishek Singh, husband of Durga Shakti Nagpal whose suspension as SDM had triggered a controversy, was on Saturday suspended by the UP Chief Minister for allegedly treating a Dalit teacher in an “inhuman” manner in Mathura district. 192 more words

State News

'Swiftest ever' trial in Bihar gang rape case to start today

The Bihar government is set to make a point by facilitating the ‘swiftest ever’ speedy trial of three persons accused of gang raping six mahadalit women in Bhojpur district recently. 174 more words

Nation

Can we ban Religious Conversions? A Response to Jaideep Prabhu

I couldn’t help but notice the irony in Jaideep A Prabhu’s strong critique of Nehru’s political imagination, when my quick search informs me that he is the Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Business and Enterprise at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. 743 more words

Public Reason & Public Square

Hindutva and the Politics of Cleaning

Before the Hindu Führer (read Narendra Modi) falls back to his usual, even inevitable, ‘politics of cleansing’, he strayed to a ‘politics of cleaning’. Just as Hindutva is a project of purging Hinduism of its constitutive divisions, its long-standing tendency to be above the rough and tumble and the reach of temporal power, its reflective cowardice, the dynamics of which were detailed in the work of probably the greatest of Indian historians D. 1,196 more words

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