SOCIAL ISSUES

DEVELOPMENT PARADOX: BULLET TRAIN AND SHAKURBASTI SLUM

The paradox of these two words that represent the two extremes, two hostile paradigms of development, sums the essence of the two most intense news developments these days – bilateral agreement with Japan on India’s first high speed rail corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, that we also live to call the ‘Bullet Train’ corridor – and the daylight, inhuman demolition ...

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SALMAN KHAN HAD TO WALK AWAY..BUT..

Verdict in Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case: No one killed Nurullah Mehboob Sharif. He just died. Verdict in Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case: No one broke Abdullah Rauf Shaikh’s leg. It just happened. Verdict in Salman Khan’s 2002 hit and run case: No one broke Mohammad Kaleem’s leg and caused severe damage to his hand and ...

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SALMAN KHAN LOOKS COOL THIS TIME!

That we call it this time – confidence or something else – that was certainly not there in May this year – when the trial court had found him guilty in the 2002 hit and run case – and had sentenced him for five years. After the trial court sentenced him, he got bail on the same day from the ...

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MY RED RIBBON..YOUR RED RIBBON..OUR RED RIBBON..

Yes, that is the most important aspect in the war humanity is waging against HIV/AIDS. It happens with time that the scientific developments bring changes that make once chronic health problems easily manageable and it will happen with HIV-AIDS as well. But the biggest problem associated with HIV-AIDS is the social stigma that the victims face – leading to their ...

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WE CAN DO A LOT BY BEING HONEST TO THEM AND TO US..

It is a busy public intersection in Delhi. All around are marketplaces, shops and big shopping malls. And there are street food vendors of all hues dotting the stretches on all sides. The traffic red light at this public intersection is quite a busy one with long queues of vehicles on each side waiting for the signal to turn green. ...

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GENERIC PERCEPTION ABOUT POLICE IN INDIA, ESPECIALLY OUTSIDE ITS METRO CITIES!

We were rightly outraged on the Mumbai incident where cops in a police station were seen badly thrashing a couple – the girl and boy who were let off later without any charge or penal action. In fact, we need to be sensitive enough to feel outraged on every such incident and we need to express it. The only thing ...

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VALMIKI JAYANTI TABLEAUX: DALIT ASSERTION THIS WAY! WHAT’S WRONG IN THAT!

DALIT ASSERTION THIS WAY! WHAT’S WRONG IN THAT! VALMIKI JAYANTI TABLEAUX: DALIT ASSERTION THIS WAY! WHAT’S WRONG IN THAT! ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey

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VALMIKI JAYANTI PROCESSION: DALIT ASSERTION THIS WAY! WHAT’S WRONG IN THAT!

DALIT ASSERTION THIS WAY! WHAT’S WRONG IN THAT! VALMIKI JAYANTI PROCESSION: DALIT ASSERTION THIS WAY! WHAT’S WRONG IN THAT! ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey

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DALIT ASSERTION THIS WAY! WHAT’S WRONG IN THAT!

We cannot shy away from the fact that in spite of almost 70 years of independence, and over six decades of legalized affirmative action – that was extended from the similar measures present in our colonial history of that time – we have failed to bring the majority of our Dalit population (the Scheduled Castes or what Mahatma Gandhi named ...

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HAUNTING IMAGES FROM SUNPED: IN SOLIDARITY WITH DESPERATE CRIES OF HUMANITY

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