Ambedkar – on the annihilation of caste

This was one of the most extraordinary and powerful speeches in the history of India. It was never delivered.



Dear friends, It would be self evident that any material one puts up on their own blogs would necessarily be their own opinion, or something that was suitably referenced. However, due the fact that my blog has become the talking point (Yipee !!) of certain discussions, I must explicitly state here "The views expressed in... Continue Reading →


PEOPLE’S CHARTER FOR HEALTH PREAMBLE Health is a social, economic and political issue and above all a fundamental human right. Inequality, poverty, exploitation, violence and injustice are at the root of ill-health and the deaths of poor and marginalised people. Health for all means that powerful interests have to be challenged, that globalisation has to... Continue Reading →

Antidote to World Bank prescription

Antidote to World Bank prescription K. Subramanian The Hindu HANDBOOK OF GLOBAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN CORRUPTION: Edited by Adam Graycar, Russsell G. Smith; Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., The Lypiatts, 15, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham, Glos GL502JA, U.K. A scholarly study of corruption in the larger context of societal growth and development Corruption is no longer... Continue Reading →

The Revolution Will Be Sung The shifting sounds of the Dalit movement in Maharashtra

The Revolution Will Be Sung The shifting sounds of the Dalit movement in Maharashtra By SALIL TRIPATHI Published : May 2012 F IVE WEEKS BEFORE INDIA CELEBRATED its 50th year of independence, in Mata Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in suburban Ghatkopar East, a part of northern Mumbai where many Dalits live, someone placed a garland of footwear around... Continue Reading →

Imperialism didn’t end. These days it’s known as international law

Imperialism didn't end. These days it's known as international law A one-sided justice sees weaker states punished as rich nations and giant corporations project their power across the world   Comments (136) Illustration by Daniel Pudles The conviction of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, is said to have sent an unequivocal message to... Continue Reading →

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