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Articles by: Dr Anand Teltumbde

On the ‘Urban Maoists’

On the ‘Urban Maoists’

Even in these times of growing sense of hopelessness in the country under the present regime, the arrests of the five activists by Maharashtra’s Pune Police had stunned people all over the world by the blatancy of misuse of power and impunity it reflects. The continuing spate of condemnation by scores of people within and outside India would not affect[Read More…]

If Ambedkar is Brahman, the Sanghis should be the Untouchables

If Ambedkar is Brahman, the Sanghis should be the Untouchables

  Rajendra Trivedi, speaker of the Gujarat Assembly while speaking at the ‘Mega Brahmin Business Summit’ in Gandhinagar on 29 April added himself to the hall of infamy with his comments that Ambedkar was a Brahman. He thought that he was making a profound comment but it is as brain-dead as any of the loud-mouthed comments of the galaxy of[Read More…]

Demonetization: Modi’s Ego Trip Destroyed India’s Growth Story

Demonetization: Modi’s Ego Trip Destroyed India’s Growth Story

  On 30 August the much awaited receipt figures of demonetized currency of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denominations were released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its Annual Report. It said 15.28 lakh crores out of total 15.44 lakh crores, i.e., 99% of the demonetized currency notes of Rs. 1000 and Rs 500 were received back in[Read More…]

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Peddling Identity Trash Under The Shadow Of Fascism

Peddling Identity Trash Under The Shadow Of Fascism

  When Siddharth Varadrajan informed me that his The Wire had run a response to my piece [https://thewire.in/143238/bhim-army-mayawati-bsp/] in the Indian Express, I had not read it as I was traveling in Kerala without proper access to the net. He said he would be willing to publish my response. In reply, I wrote that if it was worth responding to,[Read More…]

Modi And Yogi: A Trailer Of The Hindu Rashtra

Modi And Yogi: A Trailer Of The Hindu Rashtra

  On 19 March, Yogi Adityanath is sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He is the choice of none other than Narendra Modi. When the BJP announced it the previous day, it shocked the inertial world of Indian intellectuals. They thought that by choosing Adityanath, known to be hindutva hardliner and firebrand anti-Muslim, Modi is shelving the[Read More…]

Commemorating Ambedkar: The Role Of Dalit Intellectuals

Commemorating Ambedkar: The Role Of Dalit Intellectuals

(A Speech delivered in the seminar on “Dr Ambedkar’s Relevance today and in the future” on 16 June 2016 to mark the centenary of Dr Bhimroa Ramji Ambedkar’s arrival at the London School of Economics) Mahatma Gandhi once observed that Dr Ambedkar would never let history ignore him. For nearly a decade after his death, history did try ignoring him.[Read More…]