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I am sorry Bapu that I don't want to wish you on your 151st Birth anniversary...

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Dear Bapu,  Namaste.  Last year on your 150th birth anniversary, I wrote you a letter. I understand that you are busy, but a year had passed and your birthday has arrived. I want you to tell you that the circumstances have changed a lot since your last birthday.  Mr. Gandhi leader of the masses Today on your 151st Birth anniversary. I wanted to wish you but I won’t because you might be disheartened as well as surprised what some people have done to your society.    DALITS AND JUSTICE Bapu, whom you called Harijans or the “people of GOD”, their condition is dismal. The system is attacking and depriving them of their right to justice. Recently, In Hathras, a girl named Manisha Valmiki was allegedly raped, her tongue was cut and, neck bones were broken. She fought hard for 14 days but unfortunately, she died. She was not raped just once, but twice. First, the criminals belonging to the upper caste raped her. And second, the administration is still raping her in the following ways, a) Den

EIA draft 2020: India's Roadmap to unclear skies and capitalist's license to exploit mother nature

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By -  Ms. Anubhav Amphan Cyclone(16-21May) Assam Floods( May 2020) Assam Oil and Gas Leakage (27 May 2020) Gujrat  Chemical Explosion( 3 June2020) Visakhapatnam Gas Leakag e(7 May 2020), Locust attack and COVID-19 (30 Jan2020, as first case emergence in Kerala). Assam Oil and Gas Leakage The above-mentioned disasters are either man-made or act of God (nature) . It seems that nature has created a holocaust for India. Or these calamities are the naked and explicit consequences of humans' materialistic greed, which leads them to act on their brazen impulses of implementing projects which exploit mother nature .  The new Environmental Impact Assessment(EIA) Draft, 2020 enables projects to run without getting EC(Environmental Clearance)and with fewer checks and balances then prior. That implies exploiting mother nature for short term benefits, will be easier.  Thus, the existence of the above tragedies, like Oil and Gas Leakage, etc will be more often,  and borne potential to be an in

The forgotten Indian's. I am sorry for everthing you have to go through.

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By - Abhudai Pal  Forgotten in a month from the limelight. Financially devastated. Legs are swollen. Not in a condition to walk but walked. Left to die on roads.  Starved.  Ill treated by the people who promised them of "Acche din". The situation described above is not of foreigners. They all are Indians when P.M. of India announced nationwide lockdown beginning from the midnight of  25th March 2020.  The worst-hit were makers of modern India. Unfortunately called, “ Migrant Workers”. I always think, how “non-inclusive” and “myopic” is the decision-maker who forgot the existence of about 139 million migrant workers in India. The problem is not with the decision-maker. The problem is that I am expecting an inclusive and rational decision from a person who is an unofficial Editor of every news organization (Both print and T.V). That is a hectic job and then finding time to make an inclusive and rational decision is another tremendous work. If you think that, migration crisis

Architect of India's Constitution. His contributions and return gift from India

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By - Abhudai Pal Today, 14 th April 2020 is the 129 th birthday of Architect of India’s constitution Bharat Ratna Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar lovingly known as Babasaheb. Before telling you about the immense contribution of Babasaheb. I have a small incidence from my childhood. I was in the 7 th standard, it was 14 th April. A carpenter who was making furniture at my home asked me. “Today, you will lighten Dias? "  “No”. I said Then he asked, who are you? I sensed his intention behind the question.   “I am a human” I replied with a deliberate innocent face.  Then he understood that he won’t get to know the “thing” which he was interested in. Since then I always wondered why only a few houses lighten Dias on Babasaheb Birthday. Why my house doesn't celebrate this day? Was he just a man of few? And being the most learned man of pre-independent India. Doesn't his contributions belong to every Indian? CHILDHOOD OF ARCHITECT OF INDIA's CONSTITUTION The architect of Indi

How corona epidemic will affect the informal laborers market?

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By - Amit Kumar (Research Scholar at BML Munjal University ) Since the outbreak of corona virus, few questions, particularly in regard to the Indian economy kept bouncing in my head. Is the exodus of the informal laborers from the Industrial region temporary? Do our politicians of various states, empathetic enough to sense the pain of their daily wage workers? How this forced migration of Informal laborer will impact India’s informal Job Market? On average, minimum wages in Delhi are around 15K~16K /Month , that too with no job security. Then, it would be reasonable to assume that a worker might be able to save at most 3~5 K/Month (taking into account the high cost of living in metropolitan). If the state governments provide financial assistance of 3~5 k to migrant informal labor in the form of various schemes. In the post-COVID-19 world, this might lead to the scarcity of labor in the market for a short period. How? Since various state governments announced some support in the for

CAA-NRC-NPR. Will the weird name guy, be in or out of NRC?

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By - Abhudai Pal  CAA-NRC-NPR is the most inflammable topic in India. Some are in favor of this while some others are opposing it vehemently. In the entire wholesome, those who didn’t get a place in any category are the bunch of confused some. I met many confused ladies and gentlemen. One guy, in particular, was so awesome that he made me confused about his situation. What’s your opinion of CAA-NRC-NPR? I asked the guy curiously. I expected some intellectually loaded arguments with mention of the constitution of India, Article 14, Right to equality, Preamble, etc. But the guy replied: “Oh, what’s that?” At his 3 word answer, I was dumbstruck. From my observation, I can say that the man was in his mid-30s. I told him the entire thing about CAA-NRC-NPR . Then I asked him, “So what do you think now”? He asked me how will this affect him? I told him that when NRC will be implemented you have to submit some documents to the Government of India as proof of your citizenship. “Some documents

Who led the students out? Understanding CAA 2019 and NRC

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By - MS. ANUBHAV Citizenship of a nation gives a person the rights of a citizen of that country. These rights are common for every citizen irrespective of their Religion, Castes, Creed, and Races. One of the crucial rights of a citizen, in a nation, is the "RIGHT TO VOTE", which gives a citizen the power to elect his/her political representative. In India, the word "CITIZENSHIP" is in controversies since the CAB became CAA. The controversies are so powerful that they lead to the eruption of leaderless protests, in India's prestigious educational institutions and cities. The protest came into the Limelight after the police brutality on the Jamia Milia Islamia students. The protests in India are the consequences of the Citizenship Amendment Act. Does the enforcement of this law, deprive the fundamental right of an Indian citizen? "I am an Indian", assert every Indian proudly. Does the pride associated with the assertion is in danger? Does this ac

A letter to Bapu on his 150th Birth Anniversary

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Dear Bapu, On 2 nd October 2019, as India celebrates your 150 th birth anniversary. I am not happy and I want to tell you about the conditions of India. Under the banner of cleanliness, a government has stolen your spectacles. They chose not to invest in technologies so, “no human has to enter into sewer lines” and manual scavenging comes to the end. Bapu come back and advise the government to give your spectacles back and focus on banning manual scavenging! Your idea of India was secular. The idea of a nation for which you fought, is murdered by people in the power. Indians are killed to protect the animal. Akhlaq, Tabrez, Junaid,  and many others were killed by Mob and their mistake was their name . You said, “In India, I am biased toward the Muslim, and in Pakistan, I am biased toward Hindus” to defend India’s secular fabric. Today's leaders are lacking the moral courage to repeat what you said. Bapu please come back and tell the importance of human v/s animal to my fellow I