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Dr. Manoj Kumar Jha

Professor and Head, Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work), University of Delhi

Professor and Head, Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work), University of Delhi

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A Kashmiri’s Idea Of India Is Probably Nothing Like Yours

Kashmiri students have harrowing narratives which open before us that disturbing face of the idea of India, which unfortunately we have been assiduously trained to reject, disbelieve and dismiss as the handiwork of anti-India propaganda. For more than six decades, we have preferred to believe in this utopian idea of India that has come to us through the ever-inspiring national and communal unity slogans from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, and through the Bollywood masala films, which habitually juxtapose this innocent nation of ours with the enemy others…
22/08/2016 7:17 PM IST

How I Wish India Had A Bernie Sanders

If only we had our own homegrown Bernie Sanders! Not only for the millions of the subaltern for whom he could be an uncontested messiah, but even for the fictitious middle class in India -- they too need a Bernie Sanders to reveal to them the deep wounds inflicted by the fairy-tale neoliberal boom story. Which political party or media house has asked as to what happened to the Right to Food legislation?
02/08/2016 11:38 AM IST