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Lakhs of People gather to remember BR Ambedkar at Mumbai, blacked out by Media
  • Caste
  • December 7, 2018

6th December for Indian mainstream media means one whole day of baying for blood on the question of Ram Temple, “special coverage” and “breaking news” of VHP-RSS-Shiv Sena’s calls for justice for Hindus in this country, and so on. What the media completely blacked out however is one of the country’s biggest single annual gatherings […]

It was Not just the Mosque that was Demolished that Day
  • Communalism
  • December 6, 2018

The demolition of Babri Masjid opened up the chasms of ‘secular’ India. For last 26 years the demand to reconstruct Babri masjid has hardly been the focus of any political mobilization. Abdul Wahid Shaikh claims demand for reconstruction is not a Muslim demand, it is the secular demand. Abdul Wahid is the lone acquitted in […]

৬ ডিসেম্বর ১৯৯২: স্বাধীন ভারতের বুকে ফ্যাসিস্ত পদধ্বনি।
  • Communalism
  • December 6, 2018

৬ই ডিসেম্বর ১৯৯২-তে সেই সুরুয়াত। বাবরি মসজিদ ধ্বংসের ২৬তম দিবস। অন্যদিকে, প্রত্নতাত্ত্বিকদের একটি টিম ঘোষণা করেছেন যে, খননকার্য থেকে প্রাপ্ত প্রমান থেকে অবশ্যপ্রমাণিত যে মসজিদের নীচে কোনো মন্দির কখনো ছিল না। কিন্তু, তাতে কি যায় আসে! কিন্তু, আজ ৬ই ডিসেম্বর। হিন্দু দক্ষিণপন্থী ফ্যাসিবাদ আর বৃহৎ পুঁজির একচেটিয়া আধিপত্যের আজ যে বাস্তবতা আমরা দেখতে পাচ্ছি , […]

Erasure of Beef from the Indian Menu
  • Caste
  • December 5, 2018

Notions of purity, pollution and caste have always been embodied in food practices of Hindu society. Recent attacks on religious minorities and marginalized castes in the name of cow-vigilantism is only the newest form of historical State control over a fractured society through the politics of food and animal slaughter. The current regime’s active role […]

Pinjra Tod Protests Rock Delhi University
  • Gender
  • December 5, 2018

Saare pinjron ko todenge, Itihaas ki dhara modenge. #pinjratod Pinjra Tod is an autonomous women’s collective that started in Delhi, which, amongst other things, fights for affordable, non-restrictive and non discriminatory accommodation, aiming to change the face of the public university, as such, through these questions! GroundXero interviewed two members of Pinjra Tod at Jamia […]

Whither the Farmers March? Looking For a Future Beyond Farmers Suicides and Agrarian Crisis
  • Agriculture
  • December 2, 2018

The militancy being shown by Indian farmers has successfully made the agrarian crisis into a central political agenda, but the question of big corporate capital, which is siphoning bulk of surplus from the agrarian sector, through policy decisions made by successive state and central governments was carefully avoided. An article by Subhashini.   The stock […]