Dalit

Is Mayawati Playing Politics of Opportunism?

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Spread the love           Mayawati has refused to be part of the greater alliance (mahagathbandhan ) unless she is given a major chunk of seats to contest. She may be right in her assertion. But politically she is wrong. The main problem with Mayawati, however, is that she does not comprehend the new idiom of Dalit assertion. […]


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Malayali Greed has Come Home to Roost: Unprecedented Flood Devastation is Man-Made

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Spread the love           It is no time for a blame game. And yet it may be not be inappropriate to do a reality check. The agonising experience has put the fear of God back into the Malayali mind, which he had long exchanged for material and matter. And God, who had lost his own country to […]


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Human Rights Justice: Who are the Torture Victims? – I

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Spread the love           Amit, our Editor-at-Large (Europe) analyses role of an India based Non-Governmental Organisation working for the torture victims of marginalised groups (such as Dalits, Muslims) using novel methods of testimonial therapy – employing it for the rehabilitation of torture victims providing voice for voiceless, mobilising human rights movement by bringing narratives of injustices of […]


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2019 Election Launch Pad of BJP is Out

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Spread the love           Arun Shourie, like one BJP spokesperson says, is cursed with “too many grey cells for his own good” – he loses himself in the labyrinth. What to make of Shourie, Hamlet or Othello? Or just plain lost in the woods! A tongue-in-cheek take on politics, for Different Truths. “What the hell’s going on?” […]


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Yogi in Deep Trouble after Humiliating Defeats

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Spread the love           Both Yogi and state BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey have been summoned to Delhi by party president Amit Shah to seek a firsthand report on the defeat. Both Yogi and his government have been facing sharp criticism from some senior cabinet ministers, party MPs, and MLAs. Here’s a report, for Different Truths.  Chief […]


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Humbled Modi-Shah Duo on Survival Strategy

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Spread the love           The emergence of the new Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka after BJP’s failed manoeuvre to form a government without the numbers, depending on the Governor’s patronage, has given an impetus for both Congress and regional and state-level parties to forge stronger bonds to defeat Modi in 2019. Here’s a report, for Different Truths. The […]


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Gossip, Rumour and Test-Tube Sita: Guessing Game over Pranab Da or Mamata Di

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Spread the love           There’s no limit to the cycle of birth and rebirth; to rumour and gossip. Mamata Didi’s post-mortem of the BJP in Purulia after leaving to the vultures the carcass of the Left Front; Rahul Gandhi’s consignment of the judiciary to Pakistan’s galli-mohalla after finding the Congress relegated to the second spot in Karnataka; Mayawati’s promise […]


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Tough Challenge Ahead for a Cornered BJP

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Spread the love           The UP verdict is a clear indication of the shape of things to come if a coalition of SP, BSP, RLD, Congress and other smaller parties were to take on BJP, which swept the Lok Sabha polls in 2014 getting 73 out of the total 80 seats and again in the 2017 assembly […]


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Much More than Anti-Incumbency behind BJP Rout: Voters Have Changed the Poll Narrative

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Spread the love           The results of the by-elections clearly imply that the people, especially the poor, Dalits and minorities across the country have polarised to protect the secular ethics of the country. The recent uprising of the extremely poor and Dalits even in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat makes it clear that secularism, self-respect, […]


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Police Fails to Prevent Honour Killing of a Dalit in Kerala

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Spread the love           Kevin Joseph, the Dalit Christian boy, was brutally murdered for daring to marry an upper caste Christian woman, Neenu Chacko, at the end of a three-year-old romance, against the wishes of her parents. Kevin was abducted and killed allegedly by Neenu’s brother and other relatives for transgressing his social status. The murder has […]


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