Articles by: Dr Biplove Kumar

‘Republic of Hindutva – How the Sangh is Reshaping Indian Democracy’

‘Republic of Hindutva – How the Sangh is Reshaping Indian Democracy’

  Author – Badri Narayan Publisher – Penguin Random House India, March 2021 ‘There is no exaggeration in saying that the entire destiny of a country depends upon its intellectual class’ – Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar In this recent book Professor Badri Narayan (Social Historian and Cultural Anthropologist) maps out the political grammar of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and its parent[Read More…]

by 13/08/2021 Comments are Disabled Book Review
Your Honour/ My Lord – Women are Humans Too

Your Honour/ My Lord – Women are Humans Too

 ‘Enough is enough. Your words, scandalise and lower the authority of the Court…..Propriety demands that you step down from the post of CJI without a moment of delay” – An open to letter Chief Justice of India by 4000 Women Activists. Once, while teaching the batch of law graduates (a class where ratio of female students was higher), I came[Read More…]

by 08/03/2021 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
The Regime’s Saga of Forced Marriages in Continuity:  Indian Democracy and Farm Laws

The Regime’s Saga of Forced Marriages in Continuity:  Indian Democracy and Farm Laws

“If among the band of robbers, knowledge of robbing is obligatory, is a pious man to accept the obligation? So long as the superstition that men should obey the unjust laws exists, so long the slavery will exist”- Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Hind Swaraj, 1909) With the new ‘farm laws’ democratic India’s saga of forced marriages remains in continuity. India remains[Read More…]

by 23/12/2020 Comments are Disabled India
The Light of Mahatma Gandhi and Prashant Bhushan

The Light of Mahatma Gandhi and Prashant Bhushan

I venture to make this statement not in any way in extenuation of the penalty to be awarded against me, but to show that I have disregarded the order served upon me not for want of respect or lawful authority, but in obedience to the higher law of our being, the voice of conscience – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Champaran Satyagraha[Read More…]

by 24/08/2020 1 comment India
Gaumutra to Coronil: Infodemics in Times of Pandemic

Gaumutra to Coronil: Infodemics in Times of Pandemic

In the month of March, people got lined up for ‘miracle drink’ in Delhi at a Sabha organised by Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha, to have their share of Gaumutra (cow’s urine). The craze for this madness was created by an infodemic, which said: ‘Covid is an avatar, which has taken form of virus to kill non – vegetarians and people[Read More…]

by 06/07/2020 Comments are Disabled India
 The Derision of Indian Judiciary: Covid Crisis and a curious case of an Independent Institution

 The Derision of Indian Judiciary: Covid Crisis and a curious case of an Independent Institution

“If any event ever shook the collective conscience of the nation, the travails of Migrants labourers did” – Justice Madan B. Lokur ® After showing an unflinching and unquestionable trust on India’s ‘Executive’ and negating all Public Interest litigations, Supreme Court of India on 26th May 2020 –  took sou motu cognizance of the problems of migrants’ labourers and poor.[Read More…]

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Sushant’s Death and the Idea of Communication: Mental Health, Public lives and Tragedies

Sushant’s Death and the Idea of Communication: Mental Health, Public lives and Tragedies

” I am what time, circumstance, history have made of me, certainly; but I am also much more than that, So are we all” – James Baldwin. With the sad news, which broke on a Sunday afternoon, the pictures of Sushant Singh Rajput were trending all across the media outlets and social media platforms. People from different walks of life[Read More…]

by 17/06/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy