Badri Narayan

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

Author is director, GB Pant Social Science Institute, a constituent institute of Central University of Allahabad

POLITICS

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Churn in Uttar Pradesh Bahujan politics: Options ahead for Mayawati, Chandrashekhar

The Bhim Army is a threat to the BSP chief. But joining hands with Chandrashekhar has its own pitfalls.

POLITICS

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Both Congress, BJP woo SCs and tribals hard ahead of Madhya Pradesh polls: Whom will the communities favour?

The two communities form the largest social group in the state, but their vote has so far been fragmented.

VARIETY

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Why Dalit is a bitterly contested word today

A government advisory has asked media to stop using the word. While some have welcomed the move, others see a sinister design to make Scheduled Caste an apolitical category.

POLITICS

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How the political mess in Akhilesh Yadav's party may make BJP's ride to power easy in 2019

Shivpal Yadav's announcement of a new party may harm not just Samajwadi Party, but also the prospects of a grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

VARIETY

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Why microfinance schemes have failed the weakest of Dalits

My fieldwork showed that the empowerment has been restricted to women of relatively more dominant castes.

POLITICS

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How Rahul Gandhi has transformed himself to lead the charge in 2019 general elections

The Congress president has stopped being defensive, making aggressive attacks on the Narendra Modi government, calling it a regime working only for the rich.

POLITICS

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Why resistance movements fail to bring social change in India

Social movements are losing potency and their impact to challenge dominant cultures is eroding.

VOICES

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When the RSS met the tribal

The organisation is increasing its presence among tribal groups by making their culture more 'Hindu' and increasing its own development works.

POLITICS

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Mandal 2.0: Kairana by-polls shows the power of Jats, Dalits, Muslims vs the weakness of Hindutva

By-poll results show the strengthening of local parties, players and factors vs the BJP.