Articles by: Vivek Sakpal

Be critical and self-introspecting for progress of Ambedkarite movement

Be critical and self-introspecting for progress of Ambedkarite movement

Jai Bhim, Jai Bheem, Jay Bhim, Bhim Salam, Neela Zindabad, Ek Number, Babasaheb Zindabad, Neel Salaam, We are because he was… etc are the comments one would observe in an online social media post, on or about Ambedkar, with lot of likes and comment when posted by a noted person with following. Ambedkarties have become excessively emotional about Ambedkar, a[Read More…]

by March 21, 2021 Annihilate Caste
Start terming Reservation as Representation

Start terming Reservation as Representation

Nomenclatures can be misguiding and result in a new line of thought being sown in the masses. One such term which is frequently used and misunderstood the most is ‘Reservation’ Every Indian has encountered reservations, some have benefitted while some have been left out of the system. It depends on the system and which caste you belong, that determines your[Read More…]

by January 7, 2021 India
 Rape – A social evil seeking legal solutions

 Rape – A social evil seeking legal solutions

Women (idols) in India are worshipped, as they say, but the truth of Indian women is only known to herself. India has a sex ratio of 943 females/1000 males.[1] While the southern and northeastern states are better off, the cow belt (Hindi/Hindu heartland) has a disappointing population ratio. A lot to do would surely have roots in female infanticide, something[Read More…]

by October 8, 2020 India
A Manifesto For An Inclusive Electoral System 

A Manifesto For An Inclusive Electoral System 

India is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by area, and the most populous democracy in the world. India is a diverse country in every aspect of life viz. social, political, economic, geographical etc. India has been a secular federal republic since 1950, governed in a democratic parliamentary system. It is a pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society. The President[Read More…]

by July 17, 2020 India
 Corona Lockdown: Not scared of the virus, but we will die of  hunger..

 Corona Lockdown: Not scared of the virus, but we will die of  hunger..

(Bimari se darr nahi lagta saaab, Bhook se lagta hai..) Since the COVID-19 lockdown, Indian news media has focused on the patients, efforts of the medical fraternity, police and government departments. There is no doubt that these frontline fighters deserve a big salute for all they did and are doing to save lives. A careful scrutiny of news content on[Read More…]

by April 22, 2020 India
Under CAA, India rejects its own to welcome a few outsiders

Under CAA, India rejects its own to welcome a few outsiders

A large number of Indians – most of them Dalits, Adivasis and the poor – will lose their citizenship under CAA only for a few thousand refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to be accommodated, writes Vivek Sakpal Many of the long-serving and soon-to-retire government employees have their birthdays in June. Most of these, in Maharashtra, have a common date of[Read More…]

by February 4, 2020 India