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India is not ‘Rapeistan’: How media is failing

Globalisation has prompted many people to speak of the world as a village, wherein ease of connectivity and knowledge of other places and cultures are perhaps at its highest in human history. One would assume that the creation of so many communication channels would lead to debunking of myths and progress in gaining knowledge about […]

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An Indian view from outside: Quotas, Rational and Moral?

The problem that has plagued India since Independence has flared up again: caste-based reservations for education, employment and career promotions. In the last four decades of living in Europe, I have heard both sides of the debate. As an Indian living abroad, it appears to me that these debates actually raise one single question: Are […]

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Between ignorance and deception: Satish Deshpande’s idea of reservations. Is the problem then that most Indians are not Christians, Muslims or Jews?

A response to well-known Indian sociologist Satish Deshpande’s attempt to ridicule the Patidar’s drive for reservations. The article shows the contradictions one runs into if one attempts to reject the Patidar demand while upholding the reservation policy.   Download the link to the online publication here Doownload the publication here

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