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India must Replace Outdated Bureaucracy

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Spread the love           The president, Vishal Singh, of the Swarna Bharat Party (SBP), recently launched political party stated that it is important that the outdated bureaucratic system in the country should be replaced.  An efficient and accountable system is must for better governance.  Vishal Singh, president of the Swarna Bharat Party (SBP), India’s only liberal party, […]


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The Ladder to Heaven: Bridging BHU and Bonn

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Spread the love           The Chairperson, Helma Ritscher, of Indo-German Society Affiliate Remschied, presented Prof. Priyankar Upadhayay, the chair holder of the UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding, BHU, a picture by the artist Horst-Olaf Schmidt, as a Symbol of Peace. Here’s a report by Shruti. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The Various religions are like different roads converging on the same […]


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From Varanasi to the UN: The Journey of the International Human Rights Defenders Day

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Spread the love           The recent declaration of the UN, Dec 9 as the International Human Rights Defenders Day has its genesis in a Human Rights Convention, at Varanasi, four years back. Lenin records the advocacy, intensive campaigning and the journey from Varanasi to the UN that he and some Human Rights activists spearheaded to realise their dreams. It’s a […]


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San Bernardino Carnage: Whose Life is it Anyway!

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Spread the love           Guns kill people. But the NRA relies heavily on the support of the $12-billion-a-year gun industry, made up of manufacturers and sellers of firearms, ammunition and related wares. That alliance was sealed in 2005, when Congress, after heavy NRA lobbying, approved a measure that gave gun makers and gun distributors broad, and unprecedented, immunity from a […]


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Chennai Deluge: Bring us Some Sunshine!

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Spread the love           Soggy Chennai is drowning. While the print media turns a Nelson eye to the plight of the people in the southern city, for the TV channels it’s a tamasha, a perverse ploy to play the high TRP game. In a personal account, Champa exposes the north-south discrimination and hopes that there is sunshine and an end […]


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The Nowhere Migrant

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Spread the love           Tinku takes a hard look at the underbelly of labour trafficking. Railway coolies are paid a paltry sum to undertake this risky job. One poor man sells another for just Rs 50/-. It’s distress migration, where the migrants have no choice. Here’s an expose. Economics of labour migration projects labour as an input of production […]


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Dalits Walk Tall

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Spread the love           A decade long movement leads to Dalit empowerment in Varanasi. Two authors, Dr. Archana Kaushik, a social work educator, teaching Social Work at the University of Delhi and Shruti Nagvanshi, a field practitioner and co-founder of PVCHR, work together to document the strife and struggle of Dalits and their empowerment. This is just a beginning, says, […]


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Where is the True Nationalist?

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Spread the love           Anita Parikh asks, is it enough to be a politician with a clean image? When the chip is down, we find hardliners and nationalists take U-turns. Clean intentions would give us clean governance. Is the Prime Minister Modi listening! I have come to realise that I am really not pro any party. May be I […]


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Can the Neo-Dalit Movement Eradicate Emerging Fascism in India?

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Spread the love             The vast poor majority remains oppressed to the emerging fascist forces. They are brutalised by the caste system, the ‘culture of impunity’ and the hydra-headed tortures. Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi shows how the Neo-Dalit Movement needs to emerge and eradicate the age-old problem, following the Mandela model.   India is one of the […]


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‘Swachh Bharat’ and Elections

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Spread the love           Swachh Bharat is a dream project of the Prime Minister. In Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, such projects exist only on paper. Electoral politics is very different from noble projects of the Centre.  Here’s a report.   In his Independence Day speech last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was eloquent in making the masses understand the […]


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