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Why the Constituent Assembly disagreed with Ambedkar’s democratic socialism

On 15 March 1947, Dr Ambedkar gave a memorandum to the Constituent Assembly for implementing “state socialism” through the Constitution. He wanted the Indian Constitution to mandate the nationalization of industry, agriculture, land and insurance, and collectivization of farming. But the Constituent Assembly did not let this happen, writes Kanwal Bharti Dr B.R. Ambedkar was knowledgeable about Constitutions adopted around the world and believed that the … Continue reading Why the Constituent Assembly disagreed with Ambedkar’s democratic socialism

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विश्लेषण: मैं राहुल गाँधी को गंभीरता से क्यों लेना चाहता हूँ?

संघर्ष और नाकामी का इतना लंबा दौर झेलकर मैदान में बने रहने के लिए जो मानसिक मजबूती चाहिए वो कितने राजनेताओं में है? भारत में कोई दूसरा ऐसा राजनेता नहीं है जो पत्रकार और पेशेवर ट्रोल्स की भीड़ में जाकर उनकी बातें सुने और सवालों के जवाब दे। कोई ऐसा राजनेता नहीं है, जो अपनी गलतियाँ सार्वजनिक तौर पर स्वीकार करे और सीखने की कोशिश … Continue reading विश्लेषण: मैं राहुल गाँधी को गंभीरता से क्यों लेना चाहता हूँ?

Does our government care?

Does the Indian Government really care? Since actions speak louder than words the unequivocal answer is a big no. I make this submission by stating data from the government websites.  1. Lets examine the updates available on the ministry of health website. We noticed that after the medical update provided to us on the 25th January 2020 no further updates were given till  the 9th … Continue reading Does our government care?

Aye Mere Watan ke logon – An open letter to people of my beloved country

Aye Mere Watan ke logon – An open letter to people of my beloved country I am writing this open letter as an Indian Muslim to all my countrymen, especially to my non-muslim brothers and sisters, so that they can understand what we are feeling today.For people of my generation, who were born after the emergency, partition was a distant history which we read in … Continue reading Aye Mere Watan ke logon – An open letter to people of my beloved country

Modi Won Power, Not the Battle of Ideas

The Hindu nationalists were victorious. What does that say about India? By Amartya Sen Mr. Sen, a Nobel laureate, is a professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard. May 24, 2019     Bharatiya Janata Party members celebrate outside its headquarters in Mumbai, India, last weekCreditCreditRafiq Maqbool/Associated Press   Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India has led his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to a … Continue reading Modi Won Power, Not the Battle of Ideas

In Ballia In 1981 To Cover the Rape of a Young Dalit Girl

SEEMA MUSTAFA | 31 MAY, 2019     It was 1981. I was a cub reporter in the Indian Express covering crime, plus everything else that took my fancy. It was a delightful period, post Emergency when journalism and journalists were charged with new passion, a “we will not allow any government interference” mood. The Indian Express was a reporters newspaper, never really belonging to … Continue reading In Ballia In 1981 To Cover the Rape of a Young Dalit Girl

India should persuade the international community to pressurise Pakistan to hand us Masood Azhar

Written by: Nalini Ranjan Mohanty Pakistani authorities handed over Wing Commander Abhinandan to us, but not Masood Azhar. If we do not get back Masood Azhar, all our chest-thumping over Balkot adventure would turn out to be mere hype, no substance. Since noon today, a large section of patriotic Indians remained glued to their TVs to see Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman cross over to the … Continue reading India should persuade the international community to pressurise Pakistan to hand us Masood Azhar

क्या है नेहरू के पुरखों को मुसलमान बताने का मक़सद और असलियत !

सोशल मीडिया की बढ़ती धमक के साथ प्रधानमंत्री जवाहरलाल नेहरू की वल्दियत को लेकर सवाल उठाए जाने लगे। विकीपीडिया में संपादन की खुली सुविधा का लाभ यह हुआ कि उनके पितामहों में किसी गयासुद्दीन गाज़ी का नाम जोड़ दिया गया और फिर उसे ‘प्रमाण ‘बतौर पेश किया जाने लगे। बाद में यह झूठ साबित हुआ और जिस कंप्यूटर से ऐसा किया गया वह पीएम मोदी … Continue reading क्या है नेहरू के पुरखों को मुसलमान बताने का मक़सद और असलियत !