Articles by: Dr Biplove Kumar

 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Idea of Social Democracy

 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Idea of Social Democracy

Political Democracy was never an ‘end’ for the leaders who carved out the ‘Idea of India’. They firmly believed that, political democracy should become ‘a means’ towards social and economic democracies. But both factual and counterfactual arguments on Indian society generates a common standpoint that – social inequality and injustice persist in contemporary India. Social engineering projects and trajectories related[Read More…]

by 14/04/2022 Comments are Disabled India
‘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…]

by 19/06/2020 Comments are Disabled India
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