The case of Feminist and LGBTQIA+ Movements being part of a larger Movement

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Imagine you are from a religiously conservative family and one day you get bullied for being too feminine. You fall into a downward spiral of depression. You can’t tell your mother as you have never been close to her. You being born a male has created a barrier for your relationship with her. You can’t tell your father as he fears his disappointment with his son. No, he won’t get angry. At the maximum, he would ask his son to man-up. This is because his father would be consumed by shame, not by anger. …


An Analysis of reasons behind the Caste system and how does it stack up with Class and Racism

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Privilege is comparative but not invisible. Discrimination is a reality. Every human one way or the other might have faced discrimination. A brown-skinned individual might have faced discrimination from fair-skinned individuals. A Black person might have faced discrimination from brown-skinned individuals. As the example suggests, even in color-based racism or colorism the discrimination can be comparative.

The Majoritarian societal notion of an area plays a critical role in molding discriminatory assumptions. This then becomes oppressive when politics or religion gets mixed up with prejudices. Racism is comparatively easier to discern based on skin color while casteism is hard to discern…


The art of Film-making has been used as a weapon for propaganda

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For the last two years, I have been trying to see the award-winning, critically acclaimed American Movie, Forrest Gump. It was exactly its critical acclaim that attracted me to the movie in the first place. When I finally saw the movie I found it to be entertaining because of its humor. However, after the movie, I realized that its concept is not as palatable as its entertainment or critical acclaim value.

After comparing it with some Indian films, I found similitude between the two forms of supremacism. One that is practiced in the US. …


My understanding after reading through the writings of some rationalists

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Recently one of my WhatsApp contacts texted asking me to join a group in which there would be a weekly speech by one prominent religious figure. He said that he is sending the invitation to me because the religious figure was also once an ‘agnostic’. Presumably, he considers me to be one also. What does being an ‘agnostic’ mean?

A simple google search would make us understand it refers to a person who believes that at present there’s nothing has been proven of a divine being’s existence. It also means that nothing can be proven of a divine being’s existence.


India’s farmers and corporate greed

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As of 5th December 2021, the farmer protests have been ongoing in India’s capital, New Delhi, for over 40 days. Braving the chilling cold of winter months, the farmers have shown the fortitude to agitate and not fall prey to the vile politics of ultra-right. Recent days saw farmers starting a campaign to boycott the JIO telecom services and Reliance industry products. The Farmers seem to have realized the fact that the strings behind their hardships are pulled by the ruling regime from the front and the corporate big houses from the back. …


Why is the RSS-BJP on an appropriation spree?

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Dr. B. R. Ambedkar delivering a speech. Image from Public Domain Wikimedia Commons

In 1920, K. B. Hedgewar formed the organization Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) inspired by V. D. Savarkar’s exclusionary ideology called Hindutva. It means ‘National Self-Protection Organization’. Later the second generation RSS leader — M.S. Golwalker, wrote in his book ‘Bunch of Thoughts’ that Muslims, Christians, and Communists as greater internal threats than external ones.

The organization’s activities followed a pattern of causing divisions and infusing hatred among Indian communities on communal lines explicitly. They implicitly championed caste-based oppression and took it as a mission. Golwalker was articulate about his defense of the caste system as it had ‘united and organized…


An analysis of whether the concept holds promise to counter the surge of Theocracy and Fascism

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Dr. B. R. Ambedkar delivering a speech. Image from Public Domain Wikimedia Commons

Abraham Lincoln’s definition of Democracy as ‘For the people, by the people and of the people’ is a generally agreed concept. But the present global trends of recognized democracies taking a fascist ultra-right turn speaks of an inherent flaw in the understanding of democracy.

In this scenario, it would rather do well to study what went wrong for India as it is continuously falling into a downward spiral of theocratic fascism. The spiral that has caused its deterioration politically, socially, and economically. What might be the possible solution to this situation?

Ambedkar’s Idea of Democracy

During the British colonial rule of India, the people…


An analysis of some recent examples

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On 23rd October, an octagenarian got arrested on terrorism charges by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India. The 83-year-old, Father Stan Swamy, a Tamizh Christian Priest is a tribal rights activist of Jharkhand. He asked for bail continuously to the supreme court of India only to be rejected each time. His age is failing him and stricken with Parkinson finds it increasingly difficult for him to take care of himself.

He asked for a straw to sip water and a woolen blanket from the authorities due to winter cold seeping in North India. The authorities didn’t heed his requests…


A breakdown of recent events and facts behind it

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The beginning of November 2020 saw the sycophant Mainstream Indian Media busy advertising and cheerleading the ‘Anti-conversion laws’. This was passed by the RSS-BJP ruled states of India. The ‘Anti-Conversion’ laws are more famously known as ‘Love Jihad Laws’.

The right-wing led by RSS has been playing with an urban myth for a long time. They claim that Muslim men seduce and trap Hindu Women to marry them. The Muslim men did this to convert the girl into a Muslim and create a Muslim family.

According to them, there is a larger conspiracy to convert ‘cultured’ Hindu women to Islam…


The Oppressed voices need Reassurance on a Global Level

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Medium has been a safe and comfortable platform for the oppressed of America. Disillusioned with the status quo of Indian social, political, economic, and environmental, I started a lonely venture. I ended up on Medium. It was about finding a solution to our problems and how to fight the creeping violent Casteist and communal discourse.

I had left Facebook One year back because of the hate it nurtured. Since then I have been wary of social media. I do not have an account in any of social media except Watsapp which…

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