Sandeep Pandey

The Ideal of Education

by Ekitha Gangavath, Ayush Bajpai, Amit Singh and Sandeep Pandey Unfortunately, this theme gets people’s attention only when some students commit suicides. As public memory is short things relapse to…

I, the Citizen, (Not) the Sovereign

by Sandeep Pandey and Vishwas Bhamburkar          The preamble to the Constitution begins with “We, the People”. Thus, the idea that the citizens are the sovereigns, should have been the…

Mafia Raj in Gujarat

Narendra Modi’s United States visit has made big news. In his seventh trip to that country as the Prime Minister he has been able to get himself invited as a…

Omnipresent Caste

by Sanjana Sree Manusanipalli and Sandeep Pandey The city is supposed to be the place where anyone can be anything they want to be. They say in a city like…

Crony Capitalism System Protected

In last five years Rs. 10,09,510 crores taken as loans by various companies from banks in India has been declared as Non Performing Assets, an euphemism for writing them off.…

 Narendra Modi’s new found love for Tamil

The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) or the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) have long argued for ‘Hindu-Hindi-Hindustan’, which into recent years has translated into a crisper English expression: ‘One Nation-One Religion-One…

Amit Shah Should Resign

It turns out that the Home Ministry actually gave permission for remission of sentence of 11 rape and murder convicts in the case of Bilkis Bano in Gujarat. It flies…

Iran: A Movement For Democracy

by Harleen Sandhu and Sandeep Pandey After Mahsa Amini, 22 years old woman, was held by morality police in Iran for violating the Islamic Hijab code and she died within…

A struggle for dignity of women

A padyatra (foot march) was to be taken out between 26 September and 4 October, 2022 from Randhikpur village in Dahod district of Gujarat to Ahmedabad to apologise to Bilkis…

Apologising to Bilkis Bano

It is a matter of shame for us as a society that Bilkis Bano's rapists have been released by a District level committee of Gujarat Government. Some people in the…

Divided We Fall, Bharat Jodo !

by Harshavardhan Purandare and Sandeep Pandey The Congress party declared Bharat Chhodo (Quit India) movement against the British regime in 1942. The Congress party is now launching a movement Bharat…

Bulldozing the Constitution!

by Naveen Tewari and Sandeep Pandey A recent full front page of the advertisement by a Bhartiya Janata Party government declares, 'House is not just a word. It is a…

UP Prepares for Change

As Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections draw to a close, a wind of change seems to be blowing through the state. Initially it was thought that because of farmers movement the…

Assault on the idea of education

The Sangh Parivar claims to be a cultural organization. Core supporters of its ideology are upper caste and/or the educated elite. Quite naturally it gives importance to education. It is…

The Problem  of Unemployment

An advertisement of Bhartiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh proclaims, ‘Educated woman is our resolve, She is an alternative for golden future.’ However, an educated woman Shikha Pal is…

Two Ideas of Nationalism

by Chaitanya Pandey and Sandeep Pandey India today is witness to two contesting ideas of nationalism. There is an idea of nationalism which emerged from the freedom movement. This idea…

Covid Today, Vaccines Tomorrow

Written by Harshavardhan Purandare and Sandeep Pandey India has been advertised as ‘the country with a great future’ ever since we globalised in the ‘90s, but now this narrative of…

Change In Worldview Need Of Hour

Written by Poornima Bisineer and Sandeep Pandey As the second more virulent wave of coronavirus rages on, the urban areas seem to be more adversely affected compared to the rural…

The Predicament of Sangh Parivar

Written by Sandeep Pandey, Anandi Pandey and Kushagra Kumar In the midst of farmers’ struggle the government has celebrated the Chauri Chaura incident and glorified the families of freedom fighters…

The Cow Problem Of Cow Belt

Written by Sandeep Pandey and Kushagra Kumar Narendra Modi’s ascension to power brought a new phenomenon to India – cow vigilantism. Number of mob lynching incidents took place some resulting…

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