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Besides cuts in state funding which is a critical area of concern, the BJP-led government’s overall approach to education is destructive of autonomy, creativity and diversity.

 

Be it the glorious Language Movement of 1952 or the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, no movement can come about without collective action. Social and/or political activism fuelled with the power of mass campaign helps birth a movement.

 

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s soft Hindutva strategy may be electorally successful, but it risks splitting the country along deep lines of religious hostility and conflict

 

Government’s insistence on acquisition is rooted in a rush to impose the Gujarat model on the rest of India.

 

From Partition and the Emergency, to displacement by dams, the Bhopal tragedy, agricultural suicides and riots, we realise that India is a great body that digests violence and is content to live with the logic of it

 

State governments cannot make cities livable. They must give urban areas freedom to manage themselves. The concept of new cities that can be planned and built afresh is tempting, but new habitations take decades to settle. They cannot drive mass urbanisation.

 

Government has merely called to account those NGOs that have violated Indian law. Recently, the US warned India of the “potentially chilling effects” of regulatory steps taken by the NDA government against certain NGOs, on the ground that such “vocal civil society organisations” are important as watchdogs.

 

They are not thieves, robbers or pirates but desperate jobseekers ready to give service in exchange for something to live on. They have a right to livelihood in this wide world we call Mother Earth. The appellation of the 'earth mothering' us is perhaps no longer cited as affectionately as before by the abandoned.

 

Amidst the din over the land acquisition bill in Parliament, the farmer’s voice was missing.

 
Even though the U.S. does not practise what it preaches, its report on religious freedom in India should not be pooh-poohed as the Indian government has done.
 


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