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    Tablighi Jamaat

    Tablighi Jamaat and the Perils of Precipitous Criticality

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    The following piece is written as a rejoinder to Prof. Rohit Dhankar’s recent article in The New Leam entitled ‘Should one defend Tablighi Jamaat?’

    Lighting Up Candles Won’t Comfort the Hungry Stomach of Migrant Workers

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    The PM has pleaded citizens to light up candles in solidarity, but what about sustenance work to help out the marginalised and the poor?
    Dalit

    The Tale of Deprivation and Negligence in the Dalit Hamlet of Bharosapurwa in Uttar...

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    This is a ground report on the scarcity of livelihood and sustenance opportunities for Dalits in select districts of Uttar Pradesh.

    Nirmala Sitharaman Should Start Eating Some “onions”

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    On allegations of the government’s inability to control onion prices,Finance Minster Nirmala Sitharaman says she doesn’t eat a lot of onion.

    Water Samples Across State Capitals Unfit for Drinking

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    A recently concluded study conducted by the government made an interesting revelation when it found out that it was only Mumbai among all the state capitals that was providing consumable drinking tap water.

    Does Independent India Live up to Birsa Munda’s Vision for the Adivasis?

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    Birsa Munda’s legacy reminds us of the spirit of grass-root mobilisation and the power of folk resistance.

    Ayodhya Verdict: Can we Reclaim the Idea of India?

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    Can we Reclaim the Idea of India in the Aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Landmark Ayodhya Verdict?

    Why is the JNU Administration Afraid of Talking to Students?

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    For a university built on the foundations of liberal thought, progress and critical pedagogy, what does the denial of academic freedom on campus entail for the future?

    Sexism, Misogyny and the Debunking of an Informed Political Debate this Election Season

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    Sexism inherent in Indian politics demeans and puts down women, recent attacks on politicians like Atishi Marlena from AAP point toward the deterioration in Indian politics.

    What do these powerful people do?

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    In this brief reflection the author has debunked the routinized practice of celebrating power.

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