Bihar’s Asur traditions
The remnants of Asur traditions can still be seen in Bihar. What is now important is that we embrace the positive aspects of these traditions – like the protection of nature and the spirit of equality and community – and leave out that which is not useful or productive, and treat with absolute disdain their ongoing brahmanization
Sharad Yadav to be JD-U president and show Nitish Kumar the door!
Will Sharad Yadav join Lalu Prasad’s RJD? Or, will he launch his own party? Yet another possibility is being talked about. Technically, it is Sharad Yadav who is capable of forcing Nitish Kumar out of the party and efforts to do just that have gathered momentum
तो शरद बनेंगे जदयू अध्यक्ष और नीतीश होंगे घरबदर!
क्या शरद लालू प्रसाद के साथ जाएंगे, या फिर ढलती उम्र में अपना कोई अलग राजनीतिक संगठन खड़ा करेंगे? इन चर्चाओं से निस्पृह बिहार के राजनीतिक गलियारों में एक दूसरी ही चर्चा है। तकनीकी रूप से तो शरद यादव ही नीतीश कुमार को पार्टी से बाहर का रास्ता दिखा देने में सक्षम हैं और इसकी कोशिशें भी तेज हो गईं हैं। नवल किशोर कुमार की रिपोर्ट :
Nitish Kumar’s politics of catching everyone off guard
It’s possible that he now believes that 2019 is also going to be Modi’s year. Hence, it would make sense for him to remain Bihar chief minister. But he can’t depend on Lalu Prasad to secure his future at the helm, so he may have just pounced on this opportunity – this presidential election – to initiate a shift
It’s 2017, but still no roads lead to this Mahadalit village
In East Champaran’s Bhatwalia Colony, the lack of road connectivity hurts the most when you become ill or are in labour pain and on your wedding day
Muchkund Dubey: Modi government is killing education
In a conversation with Nawal Kishore Kumar, the educationist dwells on the shortcomings of RTE, the importance of common education and the disastrous education policy of the present government at the Centre
Bihar Assembly’s caste
After a long time, an SC candidate emerged victorious from a general seat. Ashok Kumar Chaudhary, a Pansi, won the Kanti seat as an independent candidate. This happens very rarely as political parties never field SC candidates from General seats
Dalitbahujan Page 3, October 2015
Matrubharti, India’s most popular e-book app for books in Indian regional languages, has just released the booklet Mahishasura on the occasion of the Mahishasura Day
Raped to avenge love
Landlords are still above the law in a state ruled by socialists for the past 25 years
OBC Quota Division: States’ Job, Not Centre’s
The problem of disproportionate representation in positions of power can’t be resolved by dividing the central OBC list. No purpose will be served if the Centre draws up a separate list of EBCs but the states do not do so
Labyrinth of caste-based policies
Had the recommendations of the Bandopadhyaya Commission been implemented, they would have had a positive impact on the upper-caste poor, too. Isn’t Nitish Kumar trying to divide society by setting up another commission for the upper castes?