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-- Forwarded message -- From: Tanya Matthan tanyamatt...@gmail.com Date: 6 July 2010 09:22 Subject: Fwd: RESIST FORCED EVICTION OF STUDENTS IN THE NAME OF COMMONWEALTH GAMES To: Ayesha Matthan ayeshamatt...@gmail.com, yasmin matthan ymatt...@hotmail.com, Arun Matthan arunmatt...@yahoo.co.in, anoop kumar anoopkh...@gmail.com, CHITTIBABU PADAVALA afchittib...@gmail.com, Bindu Menon binme...@gmail.com, lalit batra lalitba...@gmail.com, bhamat...@gmail.com, bendan...@gmail.com, Deepti Mehrotra deept...@gmail.com, Vidyun Sabhaney vidyunsabha...@gmail.com Please do read this and pass this on to as many people as possible. --- Down with eviction of students from College Hostels! Onwards to students self-activity!! The current administration of Delhi University has attempted to reshape the University through a series of sinister agendas - be it the introduction of semester system, the European Studies Programme or the biometric identification system. All of them have shared one thing in common: the thwarting of democratic debate on proposals for change, and the routine violation of regulatory protocols. The latest episode has been the eviction of students (2,000 students according to reports) from a number of hostels in Delhi University in order to make them available for the Commonwealth Games. Hostels are being renovated and beautified for the officials and visitors of the Games, while students are scrambling around for their own accommodation. The students, like the 40,000 families on the Yamuna bank, are now among the many that have been displaced in the name of national glory. What comes into question is the fact that the University has agreed to avail of 20 crores of rupees from the Commonwealth Games project without taking any cognisance of how and where such resources are generated. It has thus become an accomplice in the larger process of reckless corporatisation that the whole city is undergoing in the bid of becoming a “global city”. This has left students at the mercy of private accommodation, with its unregulated rents and precarious guarantees. Rents are rising in anticipation of the increased demand for PGs and flats, forcing many existing residents to move out and making accommodation unaffordable for incoming residents as well. The University has made no attempt to devise a mechanism to control or subsidise rents. The inflated prices that students pay are in effect the costs they bear for the cosmetic surgery DU is undergoing, and by extension, the hidden burden they carry for the Commonwealth Games. Some newspaper reports even indicate that hostel fees may increase after the hostels have been “upgraded”. Moreover, the lack of a viable and safe alternative has compelled many girls seeking admission in DU to rethink their decision. The University has also failed to consider living conditions around campus, especially from a gender-sensitive perspective. We can only begin to imagine what it must be like for those with physical disabilities to navigate around dug-up roads, unmarked holes and hazardous construction material. The students are told that their eviction is “for their own good”. It is “for them” that the authorities are “improving student infrastructure”, making “world-class” hostels. Where was this concern for well-being when the college authorities took the decision to evict students? Not once was there any dialogue with students about this “upgradation”, or about the best and most suitable way to go about it. Instead, the whole decision-making process was shrouded in mystery, leading to utter chaos and confusion: while Hansraj made its hostel residents sign a bond last year declaring they had no objection to being evicted between July and October 2010, Miranda House students have still not been officially informed about the eviction! We cannot allow the University to get away with such deliberate and avoidable irresponsibility. We make the following demands from the University: • We demand the provision of alternate accommodation for evicted students. • This accommodation should be at par with the hostels, both in terms of prices as well as qualitative conditions such as basic amenities and safety. • We also demand, as conscientious members of a larger community, that this provision not be met at the cost of another section of society. On our part, let us work towards creating another space, a commune perhaps, an imaginative and practical alternative that is self-governed by members of the university community, a cooperative living space that meets its own needs and conducts itself in a responsible and democratic fashion. If you are angered by what you see around you in the University, and indeed, in the city, if you want to speak out against the shrinking of democratic space and are ready to reclaim what is rightfully yours, please come and join us! THIS IS OUR UNIVERSITY! LET’S
On 4 July 2010 21:01, Shubhranshu Choudhary s...@cgnet.in wrote: Dear Chittibabu Ji Trust this finds you well. Chhattisgarh Net is an online discussion group on issues related to Chhattisgarh and its people. ( www.36garh.notlong.com) We think we would benefit from an exchange with concerned people like you who are interested in Chhattisgarh/tribal/people living in forest and would share their experiences with us. We think Dalits and tribals should get together To join please reply to this mail May we also request you to forward this request to whoever you think may be interested. Please also have a look at People's Website of Chhattisgarh at www.cgnet.in which is an outcome of the discussion group. We look forward to an enriching experience for all of us. With regards Shubhranshu for Moderators, CGnet
-- Forwarded message -- From: Source sou...@tehelka.com Date: 30 June 2010 12:21 Subject: Re: Hi To: CHITTIBABU PADAVALA afchittib...@gmail.com Dear Mr Padavala, Thank you for the mail. Yes, I do understand the pressing need to ensure equal representation and participation of Dalits in mainstream media and totally support your idea. However, since Tehelka does mainly non-commercial journalism, it's very tough for us to offer any scholarships as of now but I do really want to help make the media a more accessible profession for Dalits. So I have already initiated the process of looking for sponsors and as soon as I have something lined up, I will inform you. In the meanwhile, in case there is any development on your side, please do let me know. warm regds Gunjan - Original Message - From: CHITTIBABU PADAVALA afchittib...@gmail.com To: Source sou...@tehelka.com Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 2:01 PM Subject: Re: Hi Dear Ms. Gunjan Batra, Let me first thank you for your kind and positive response. A couple of days ago Tehelka reporter Ms. Sanjana called me up and told me that Tehelka School of Journalism decided to reserve five seats for dalits but I was to get the funding for the students. While I assure you that I shall do everything in my capacity to contribute to your efforts, I am baffled by this idea. What is the point of reserving 5 seats for Dalits if they have to pay fees? Probably a look at ACJ's Dalit scholarship scheme is useful. I think ACJ's model is good enough to emulate, and if you want to, can even be bettered. On top of waiving the fees and providing free meals and accommodation, ACJ also offers Rs. 4,000 nominal stipend per month per each Dalit student. Now that an organisation came forward to top the stipend up with 4,000 more, Dalit students will get 8,000 per month. From this year on, we are ( a group of Dalit and non-Dalit journalist, activists and students campaigning for (larger) presence of Dalits in mainstream English journalism) also planning to conduct a 3 month intensive English coaching for Dalit applicants for ACJ before entrance test/interview. Many distinguished journalism trainers came forward to become part of this program. ACJ is providing meals and accommodation for the students during this period and an NGO notionally agreed to bear the travel expenses for the students. I am narrating the whole thing in detail just to give you an idea of one of the important components of our campaign. I am particularly encouraged by your assurance that you would consider any suitable candidate we refer to you. Is it possible for you to write an endorsement such as the one written by Sashikumar or N. Ram in whichever way you think could serve the purpose of inviting potential dalit candidates to enter journalism and also to create non-discriminatory atmosphere among the media houses? Here, a highly discouraging fact is that despite an intensive campaign involving many journalists, Dalit organizations, email groups, students unions and progressive individuals through presentations and counseling sessions across the country and individualized brainwashing, we managed to get only 107 applications for ACJ entrance test and sadly not many of them could attend the exam and only a handful of them cleared it and not more than five got seats. Mr. Sashikumar told me about a joke among the teachers that even most of them would fail if they were to take the GK component of the ACJ entrance test. And, the Dean is planning to soften the criteria to make test less exclusivist. This unfortunate state of affairs - unwillingness among young Dalit people to become journalists and unwillingness of the media houses to recruit Dalits - is not likely to change immediately but we are positive about change if many more hands join the effort. Your contribution to this will really, really make a difference. Luckily, Tehelka Journalism College's dates could actually help many unsuccessful candidates for ACJ to make use of the intervening time to prepare more seriously and get into the course. We are in touch with a majority of the 107 Dalit students applied for ACJ this year. We can reach out to them and encourage them to apply for Tehelka School of Journalism. An invitation and assurance from you in your name would really help these young people. Mr. Tejpaul himself could consider writing one if he thinks it is an important issue. Meanwhile, if you authorize me to do so, I shall find out from my contacts among the NGOs - among whom an organization which offered monthly stipends and laptops for Dalit students to study at ACJ- if they could extend the same to Tehelka Journalism College. I have not discussed it with anybody involved in the campaign yet but you can even think of making at least the certificate program in writing open to Dalit students for free. It is easy for us then to get some sponsors
February 20, 2009 Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918 By JEFFREY B. PERRY Reviewed by Scott McLemeehttp://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/contributor/user-id/59 *In the early years* of the 20th century, Hubert Harrison was among the country's best known and most brilliant African-American intellectuals. His reflections on the state and methods of literary criticism appeared in *The New York Times.* Scores more essays ran in scores of other publications. He lectured on history, sociology, and popular science to audiences both black and white -- quite literally in the street, at times, where he drew large crowds and worried the police. Any heckler who dared to challenge Harrison soon thought better of it; his witty replies reduced them to laughter, if not shamefaced silence. Well before the Harlem Renaissance, he worked out ideas and strategies that would echo in the civil rights struggle and the black power movement of later decades. But by then, the source of that echo was long forgotten; Harrison had disappeared from the story of the struggle for racial justice and meaningful democracy. The circumstances are so paradoxical that it hurts. For the very qualities making him such a catalytic force -- independence of spirit, headstrong radicalism, and love of argument for its own invigorating sake -- also made him enemies. There is a price for speaking one's mind, and Harrison paid it. Following his death in 1927, no tribute to him appeared in the country's most prominent journals of African-American thought. *This intriguing figure* has been rediscovered only over the past decade or so, thanks almost entirely to the efforts of Jeffrey B. Perry. If ever a scholar has served as recording angel -- rescuing memory from the ruins of time -- it is Perry, who spent decades researching Harrison while employed as a postal worker. In 2001, he edited *The Hubert Harrison Reader,* which provided a generous selection of writings otherwise scattered in crumbling periodicals, many of them now very rare. His new book, *Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918,* is the first part of a two-volume biography. It portrays not only the life of a complex individual but also the world of a lost civilization. To see Harrison whole means reconstructing an era when self-educated young black intellectuals created literary societies to exchange books and argue over them -- an era when open-air meetings gathered around street-corner orators who lectured on evolution, feminism, and other controversial topics. Born on the small Caribbean island of St. Croix in 1883, Harrison was in many ways like other immigrants who reached the United States in 1900. He was thwarted by limited educational, political, and occupational opportunities at home, as Perry puts it, and possessed of both a desire for more education and a propensity for self-education. He found work at the post office in New York while attending high school classes at night, where he soon won acclaim for his oratorical skills and exceptionally thorough command of classical and English literature. That Harrison did not continue to university studies is something of a puzzle. But it is clear that Harrison found ample exercise for his talents in African-American literary circles, and in the growing Socialist Party, which by its peak in 1912 had elected hundreds of candidates to office around the country. He wrote theoretical essays showing a deep interest in contemporary social thought, bourgeois and Marxist alike. And he kept up a vigorous schedule of lectures, often holding more than 1,000 listeners rapt as he spoke for two hours or longer. A memorable description of Harrison in this period comes from Henry Miller -- a profoundly apolitical writer but one who, decades later, recalled being awestruck when the speaker mounted his soapbox. There was no one in those days, Miller recalled in his autobiographical novel *Plexus, * who could hold a candle to Harrison He was a man who electrified one by his mere presence. Beside him, the other speakers, the white ones, looked like pygmies, not only physically but culturally, spiritually. When interrupted by a question or a diatribe from the crowd, Harrison always retained his self-possession, his dignity. He would cock his ear to catch every last word then smile broadly and reply -- always fair and square, wrote Miller, always full on, like a broadside. (How he would fare today, in an era of sound bites and fractional attention spans, is a melancholy thought.) *Harrison's range* of interests was encyclopedic, but he found his center of gravity as a thinker and activist in the fight for African-American rights. He occupied a distinctive -- and, apparently, rather uncomfortable -- position within the debates of his era. Harrison had no use at all for Booker T. Washington's program of slow economic improvement and patient accommodationism. The struggle
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Fellowship for Dalit Professionals Dalit Foundation, New Delhi Location: Anywhere in India Last Date: June 20, 2010 Email: fundrais...@dalitfoundation.org About Dalit Foundation: Dalit Foundation is a non-government organization, the first grant-making institution in south Asia working for the empowerment of Dalit communities. Established in June 2003, the Foundation’s mission, vision and programme objectives focus exclusively on empowerment of Dalit communities and eradication of caste based discrimination. It is committed to support individuals, community-based organizations, and networks that work to secure social change and protect the rights of Dalits. Dalit Foundation provides small grants and fellowships to individuals and organizations working among Dalits in India. The focus areas are combating caste violence, eradication of manual scavenging, building leadership among Dalit women and youth, rights over natural resources, health and education, etc. The aim is to build the capacity of our partners in order to execute effective grass-root level interventions. We are also committed to building a strong line of leadership for the Dalit movement and promoting Dalit art and culture through our various other programmes including the Fellowship Programme for Dalit Professionals. About the Fellowship In order to increase the participation of Dalit students and professionals in the Dalit Movement, Dalit Foundation awards fellowships to dynamic Dalit professionals from the fields of engineering, law, medicine and journalism. As part of the fellowship, the selected candidates will be required to carry out the following activities: • Development of a comprehensive data base of Dalit Professionals from all across the country and from leading professional fields • Establishment of support and counselling groups for Dalit students in leading professionals institutes of the country • Establishment of a network of professionals in each of the four zones (North, South, East and West), with a cadre of 20 professionals for each zonal group • Formation of a national level core group Criteria for selection: 1. The person who has completed Master’s studies from the respective field. 2. The person who has strong motivation and record of such initiative during the campus life. 3. The person who is not an office bearer of any political party. 4. The female candidates to be given priority. 5. The person has the capability to do such work. Period of fellowship: Shall be one year and it can be continued based on performance. Fellowship amount: Rs. 1/- per month Looking for International Development Jobs (rather than Indian jobs)? Receive 20-25 jobs consultancies each day via 3 Months DevNetJobs Value Membership. Only USD 44 for 3 months. Click here to proceed www.devnetjobsindia.org Top of Page INFORMATION OVERLOAD? Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to zestmedia-dig...@yahoogroups.com, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/join/ PARTICIPATE:- On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to email@example.com TELL FRIENDS TO SIGN UP:- If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to zestcaste-subscr...@yahoogroups.com OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join/ Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/ * Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional * To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join (Yahoo! ID required) * To change settings via email: zestcaste-dig...@yahoogroups.com zestcaste-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com * To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zestcaste-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
Why one more article on Gandhi's sexual life? Very often, the talk about Gandhi's sexuality sounds as disgusting as his own views and actions.It is still necessary to use well-researched and mildly written pieces such as this in our campaigns against this monster called Mahatma-image which still rules the minds of our headmasters, principals and recently, even some professors and academics. Mr. Adams continues to believe Gandhi is a great man and even says such ways are common to great men. Yet, the central point of the article really damaging: Gandhi's claims to Brahmacharya were actually retrospective constructs. He started talking about Brahmacharya only after there was criticism against his 'perverse' ways of forcing children and women to sleep with him naked. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/thrill-of-the-chaste-the-truth-about-gandhis-sex-life-1937411.html Thrill of the chaste: The truth about Gandhi's sex life With religious chastity under scrutiny, a new book throws light on Gandhi's practice of sleeping next to naked girls. In fact, he was sex-mad, writes biographer Jad Adams *Wednesday, 7 April 2010* [image: No sex please: Gandhi, above, 'tested' himself by sleeping with naked grand-nieces Manu, left, and Abha, right] http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/thrill-of-the-chaste-the-truth-about-gandhis-sex-life-1937411.html?action=Popup *Alamy* No sex please: Gandhi, above, 'tested' himself by sleeping with naked grand-nieces Manu, left, and Abha, right - http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/thrill-of-the-chaste-the-truth-about-gandhis-sex-life-1937411.html?action=Popupgallery=no It was no secret that Mohandas Gandhi had an unusual sex life. He spoke constantly of sex and gave detailed, often provocative, instructions to his followers as to how to they might best observe chastity. And his views were not always popular; abnormal and unnatural was how the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru, described Gandhi's advice to newlyweds to stay celibate for the sake of their souls. But was there something more complex than a pious plea for chastity at play in Gandhi's beliefs, preachings and even his unusual personal practices (which included, alongside his famed chastity, sleeping naked next to nubile, naked women to test his restraint)? In the course of researching my new book on Gandhi, going through a hundred volumes of his complete works and many tomes of eye-witness material, details became apparent which add up to a more bizarre sexual history. Much of this material was known during his lifetime, but was distorted or suppressed after his death during the process of elevating Gandhi into the Father of the Nation Was the Mahatma, in fact, as the pre-independence prime minister of the Indian state of Travancore called him, a most dangerous, semi-repressed sex maniac? Gandhi was born in the Indian state of Gujarat and married at 13 in 1883; his wife Kasturba was 14, not early by the standards of Gujarat at that time. The young couple had a normal sex life, sharing a bed in a separate room in his family home, and Kasturba was soon pregnant. Two years later, as his father lay dying, Gandhi left his bedside to have sex with Kasturba. Meanwhile, his father drew his last breath. The young man compounded his grief with guilt that he had not been present, and represented his subsequent revulsion towards lustful love as being related to his father's death. However, Gandhi and Kasturba's last child wasn't born until fifteen years later, in 1900. In fact, Gandhi did not develop his censorious attitude to sex (and certainly not to marital sex) until he was in his 30s, while a volunteer in the ambulance corps, assisting the British Empire in its wars in Southern Africa. On long marches in sparsely populated land in the Boer War and the Zulu uprisings, Gandhi considered how he could best give service to humanity and decided it must be by embracing poverty and chastity. At the age of 38, in 1906, he took a vow of brahmacharya, which meant living a spiritual life but is normally referred to as chastity, without which such a life is deemed impossible by Hindus. Gandhi found it easy to embrace poverty. It was chastity that eluded him. So he worked out a series of complex rules which meant he could say he was chaste while still engaging in the most explicit sexual conversation, letters and behaviour. With the zeal of the convert, within a year of his vow, he told readers of his newspaper Indian Opinion: It is the duty of every thoughtful Indian not to marry. In case he is helpless in regard to marriage, he should abstain from sexual intercourse with his wife. Meanwhile, Gandhi was challenging that abstinence in his own way. He set up ashrams in which he began his first experiments with sex; boys and girls were to bathe and sleep together, chastely, but were punished for any sexual talk. Men and
This article will qualify to be - without anything else even remotely challenging it - the most foolish article ever written on any dalit topic among those posted in this network in recent times. If this Mountain chap is real, he is either having cheap fun or simply mad or a costable with writerly pretensions! I never thought this countercurrents is a great website but it is a new low in their utter unconcern for any standards. This article pretends to be an attack on Maoists- a necessary task- but actually insults Dalits. I don't remember reading anything more humiliating to Dalits than the following: my Dalit comrades point out that 85% of India Dalits still believe in the one, unifying tenent of Hinduism, varna/caste/color. Simply put, most Dalits believe they are being punished by God for sins in a previous life and their lot as untouchables, Dalits, is Gods Will. If God willed your punishment today with the promise of a better re-birth in the next life , than trying to lift yourselfs and your childrens lot above that of cleaning the communal toilets is going against Gods Will. Outrageous! May be this author is worse enemy of Dalits than the types I guessed: a member of Communist Party of India (Marxist). On 12 April 2010 16:29, Siddhartha Kumar mailsiddharth...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.countercurrents.org/mountain100410.htm Why India's Dalits Dont Trust The Maoists By Thomas C. Mountain 10 April, 2010 Countercurrents.org India's Dalits really, really distrust the Maoist movement of India and Nepal. As the Maoist movement begins to challenge for state power in Nepal, and has struck a serious level of alarm in the ruling elite in India, this question has important ramifications for the future of south Asia. The Dalit movement in India is the largest and fastest growing threat to the status quo, followed at some distance by the Maoists. Interestingly, almost all the Dalit leadership I know, mostly mid level cadre in the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), India's third largest national party and main force in the Dalit liberation movement, are ex-Maoists. When asked why they distrust the Naxalites, the common term for the Maoist movement, they point out, to start, the fact that almost all the rank and file fighters in the Maoist movement are Dalits or tribals and that almost all the leadership are high caste. The Dalits I know have had first hand experience with just how casteist the Naxalite/Maoist leadership is. When delving into the political line put forth by the Maoist movement in India and Nepal, it is rare to find mention of caste/varna, let alone any attempt to address caste/varna(color) in any sort of historical perspective. It would seem that the Maoist leaders would prefer to blend class with caste and avoid any dealing with such a potentially divisive question. The Dalit movement exemplified by the BSP cadre I know is firmly rooted in organizing Dalits into community collectives and focused on mobilizing Dalits in exercising their voting rights. When it is pointed out that no ruling class has ever peacefully relinquished their priviledges, i.e; through elections, my Dalit comrades point out that 85% of India Dalits still believe in the one, unifying tenent of Hinduism, varna/caste/color. Simply put, most Dalits believe they are being punished by God for sins in a previous life and their lot as untouchables, Dalits, is Gods Will. If God willed your punishment today with the promise of a better re-birth in the next life , than trying to lift yourselfs and your childrens lot above that of cleaning the communal toilets is going against Gods Will. Sounds like a brilliant scheme for social control using a religion, Hinduism, in the opinion of all the Dalits I know. Taking into consideration just how mentally enslaved most Dalits remain, moving the masses of Dalits from being so crushed and broken to real liberation might take a series of steps instead of one giant leap, or so my Dalit comrades seem to feel. Dalits may have to see for themselves that casting a vote is not going to midwife any real liberation for the rank and file. While acknowledging that a series of trial and error may mark their struggle and that the Maoist scorn such an approach, Dalits feel that if the Maoist movement continues to ignore varna/caste while still dependent on Dalits to win power, Dalits are doomed to see their struggle for equal rights and justice betrayed by the new Brahmins, the leaders of todays Maoist movement. One fact remains utterly non debatable and that is that India and Nepal remain overwhelmingly a society of villages. Equally non debatable is that in India and Nepal's villages, caste rules . How the Maoist movement can hope to succeed without even addressing this issue in any real way bodes ill for any hopes the Maoist movement offers any real solutions to the most barbaric, inhumane system of human oppression in the world, Apartheid
OUTRAGEOUS! CONDEMN THE SHAMEFUL ATTACK ON KANCHA ILIAIAH! On 15 March 2010 18:02, Siddhartha Kumar mailsiddharth...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=OU+students+force+prof+to+eat+his+wordsartid=pstADAF7WSo=SectionID=e7uPP4%7CpSiw=MainSectionID=fyV9T2jIa4A=SectionName=EH8HilNJ2uYAot5nzqumeA==SEO= By Express News Service 15 Mar 2010 06:29:00 AM IST OU students force prof to eat his words HYDERABAD: A new demand for creation of `Manya Seema,’ a separate State comprising areas predominantly dominated by tribal population and extending from Adilabad to Srikakulam district, and its advocacy by Prof Kancha Ilaiah has not gone down well with the students of Osmania University... INFORMATION OVERLOAD? Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to zestmedia-dig...@yahoogroups.com, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/join/ PARTICIPATE:- On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org TELL FRIENDS TO SIGN UP:- If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to zestcaste-subscr...@yahoogroups.com OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join/ Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/ * Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional * To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join (Yahoo! ID required) * To change settings via email: zestcaste-dig...@yahoogroups.com zestcaste-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com * To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zestcaste-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
This is Asian College of Journalism's website: http://asianmedia.org And, you can find application details: http://asianmedia.org/admissions/AD2010.asp On 10 March 2010 16:53, Siddhartha Kumar mailsiddharth...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Journalism+students+of+SC/ST+get+sponsorshipartid=Aqqy0VuLNBA=SectionID=lifojHIWDUU=MainSectionID=wIcBMLGbUJI=SectionName=rSY%7C6QYp3kQ=SEO= Journalism students of SC/ST get sponsorship Express News ServiceFirst Published : 10 Mar 2010 03:47:00 AM IST Last Updated : 10 Mar 2010 06:10:50 AM IST CHENNAI: Opening the doors for students from downtrodden communities in professional journalism courses, the Tamil Nadu Adi Dravidar Housing Development Corporation (TAHDCO), a Public Sector Undertaking by the Government of Tamil Nadu, has planned to sponsor 10 SC/ST students pursuing media courses in Asian College of Journalism from the forthcoming academic year. “A decision to this effect was taken at a review meeting of TAHDCO district managers in the city on Tuesday,” Minister for Adi Dravida Welfare A Tamilarasi told Express. “As the presence of students hailing from the Scheduled Caste is low in the field of journalism, we felt the need for opening new avenues for them in this area of studies,” she said and added that an amount close to Rs 3 lakh would be spent on each student. When asked about the selection criteria, she said ACJ would be involved in the process and the role of TAHDCO is confined only to sponsoring those students. Tamilarasi claimed that a student, who had got training in marine course with aid from the government, is earning a decent income. INFORMATION OVERLOAD? Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to zestmedia-dig...@yahoogroups.com, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/join/ PARTICIPATE:- On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to email@example.com TELL FRIENDS TO SIGN UP:- If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to zestcaste-subscr...@yahoogroups.com OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join/ Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/ * Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional * To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join (Yahoo! ID required) * To change settings via email: zestcaste-dig...@yahoogroups.com zestcaste-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com * To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zestcaste-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
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http://126.96.36.199/LssNew/Committees/SC_OBC_scholarship.pdf PARLIAMENT OF INDIA * LOK SABHA SECRETARIAT * NEW DELHI * DEPARTMENTALLY RELATED STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT INVITE SUGGESTIONS/COMMENTS ON THE SUBJECT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES FOR SCs/OBCs. * The Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment headed by Shri Dara Singh Chauhan, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha have selected the subject Scholarship Schemes for SCs/OBCs for detailed examination and report during the year 2009-10. 2. The objective of these schemes is to provide scholarships and financial assistance to the Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes students studying at Pre-matric, Post-matric or Post-secondary level and also for higher studies/fellowships to enable them to complete their education. These schemes are being implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the scholarships are awarded by the Government of the States/UTs to which the applicant actually belongs. 3. The Committee invites written memoranda containing suggestions/views/critical comments of individuals/institutions/organizations interested in the subject matter. 4. All those who are interested in submitting written memoranda/suggestions/comments may send two copies thereof either in English or in Hindi to *DIRECTOR, LOK SABHA SECRETARIAT, ROOM NO. 164, PARLIAMENT HOUSE ANNEXE, NEW DELHI-110001, FAX NO. 23016166, e-mail csje-...@sansad.nic.in *within 15 days from the date of publication of this advertisement. 5. The memoranda/suggestions submitted to the Committee would form part of the records of the Committee and would be treated as strictly confidential and not circulated to anyone, as such an act would constitute a breach of privilege of the Committee. New Delhi: Dated: http://188.8.131.52/LssNew/Committees/SC_OBC_scholarship.pdfcsje-lss%40sansad.nic.in
Great. Great. On 19 February 2010 16:37, Siddhartha Kumar mailsiddharth...@gmail.comwrote: http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=localnewsid=169688 University students cook beef, have a feast! BANGALORE Feb 19: INFORMATION OVERLOAD? Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to zestmedia-dig...@yahoogroups.com, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/join/ PARTICIPATE:- On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org TELL FRIENDS TO SIGN UP:- If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to zestcaste-subscr...@yahoogroups.com OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join/ Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/ * Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional * To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join (Yahoo! ID required) * To change settings via email: zestcaste-dig...@yahoogroups.com zestcaste-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com * To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zestcaste-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
What a rascal this criminal, Baddhadev is! I would love to see somebody giving him a fitting reply. Chittibabu 2009/12/22 Siddhartha Kumar mailsiddharth...@gmail.com http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Quota-can-t-uplift-the-minority--says-Buddha/557541/ Quota can’t uplift the minority, says Buddha Express News Service Posted online: Tuesday , Dec 22, 2009 at 0253 hrs Kolkata : INFORMATION OVERLOAD? Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to zestmedia-dig...@yahoogroups.com, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/join/ PARTICIPATE:- On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to email@example.com TELL FRIENDS TO SIGN UP:- If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to zestcaste-subscr...@yahoogroups.com OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join/ Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTMedia/Yahoo! Groups Links * To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/ * Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional * To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ZESTCaste/join (Yahoo! ID required) * To change settings via email: zestcaste-dig...@yahoogroups.com zestcaste-fullfeatu...@yahoogroups.com * To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: zestcaste-unsubscr...@yahoogroups.com * Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
Jai bheem Akhilesh, One very good source to begin your search is with the following book which is a very good over-view book(*People of India, National Series Vol. II: The Scheduled Castes/K.S. Singh.* Revised edition. 1999, 1375 p., $66. ISBN 019564822-6.) There is an entry on Malas in this book. Not only that, nearly all SC communities in the country are given brief treatment in this huge book. Best, Chittibabu On 12/07/2009, Siddhartha Kumar mailsiddharth...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, I am akhilesh , I belong to mala-christian(a converted dalit group of andhra) community.First of all I appreciate your effort in educating dalits about present happenings in the society.I often read your mails. I would like to know the economic,social and educational status of my community when compared to other dalits or backward castes in AP or any state in India.I know that my community is progressing quite well but i don`t have any evidence to prove it to myself .I hope you had lot of material about dalits so if at all you had any material in pdfs u can send me.Your help will be highly appreciated. Thanking you With regards, Akhilesh. Moderator's Note: Members may want to respond to Akhilesh's request.
*Date:04/07/2008* *URL: http://www.thehindu.com/2008/07/04/stories/2008070461690100.htm* Front Page http://www.thehindu.com/2008/07/04/01hdline.htm 21 PU colleges face action * Sudipto Mondal *Reservation norms violated, donation collected: report * Deputy Commissioner formed the committee following complaints from civil rights groups PU Board official says some of these 21 colleges might lose accreditation MANGALORE: Of the 69 accredited private and aided pre-university (PU) colleges in Mangalore taluk, 21 have been found violating admission norms prescribed by the PU Board. This is the conclusion of a 13-member committee constituted by Deputy Commissioner M. Maheshwar Rao to look into the issue. Deputy Director of PU Education R. Basavarajappa told *The Hindu* that action would be taken against the colleges and some might even lose accreditation. He said the report was received by him from the office of the Deputy Commissioner and it would be forwarded to the PU Board in Bangalore for further action. The committee, which was formed after a few civil rights organisations exposed gross violations by the colleges in the city, first short-listed 28 colleges for its survey. Of these, only seven were found to be adhering to the rules. Expert PU College in Kalakunj Road, St. Aloysius PU College on Lighthouse Hill Road and St. Agnes PU College at Bendoor were the worst offenders, according to the report, a copy of which is available with *The Hindu*. In the case of Expert College, the report says: The prescribed norms and procedures for admission have been flouted, not adhered to and violated to the fullest extent possible. About St. Aloysius PU College, it says: Total admission is not transparent and must be looked into very seriously. St. Agnes PU College has been found violating reservation norms, charging extra fees and forcing students to buy its prospectus. Expert PU College has been found charging extra fees and collecting donation from students. The college has conducted its own entrance test for the applicants, which was a grave violation. The college has made it mandatory for its students to enrol for coaching classes. The college has not followed the calendar of events prescribed by the PU Board and has failed to provide internal reservation, the report says. According to the report, St. Aloysius PU College has been running 25 sections while there was permission only for 23 sections. It has illegally admitted students directly from its high school. The college has withheld the name and marks secured by the applicants in the merit list put up on its notice board. It has flouted internal reservation and other reservation norms for socially and educationally backward sections. One of the committee members says he spoke to several parents of the students studying in the college and they told him that they had to pay donation. St. Agnes PU College has admitted students belonging to socially backward sections in the general merit category. Parents of students have been made to pay large sums as donations, the report says. Narendra Nayak, head of Expert PU College, said: Ours is a new college and even colleges that are 100 years old find it tough to follow the rules. We might have committed some minor mistakes and they will surely not be repeated in the future. The principal of St. Agnes College (Sister) Linette denied the findings. We have followed all the procedures, she said. The other 18 colleges have been found guilty of not adhering to the calendar of events. The calendar of events stipulates all the important dates in the admission process starting with the publication of the list of available seats to the date of reopening. The other 18 colleges are: Srinivasa College, Pandeshwar; Govindas College, Surathkal; Bharat College, Ullal; Ashrat college, Ullal; P.A. College, Nadapadavu; Narayanaguru College, Kudroli; Kapitania College, Nagori; Paduva College, Nanthoor; Kittal College, Gorigudda; B.E.M. College, Rathabeedhi; Milagres College, Hampanakatta; Ramkrishna PU College, Bunts' Hostel; Victoria College, Lady Hill; Sharada College, Kodialbail; St. Anne's College, Pandeshwar; Canara College, Kodialbail; St. Mary's College, Falnir; and St. Raymond's College, Vamanjoor.
Dear Viswanath. Thanks for posting this in ZestCaste group. But, you posted the incomplete, uncorrected mail I sent you. Perhaps we should delete this post and use the corrected version I posted in humanhorizons group. Chittibabu. On 6/24/08, shailbruce [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: More than the commentators, we need discussion and debate among ourselves. Many of our people have widely varying and even conflicting opinions and perception of the real problem and situation. -- In ZESTCaste@yahoogroups.com ZESTCaste%40yahoogroups.com, C.K. Vishwanath [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dear friends, Chittibabu asks about the relevance of internet activism.Please give your comments in solidarity, Vishwanath
Thank you for sending this 'analytical' report. Thankfully, the cynical mind of this reporter did not stop her from presenting detailed contents of Rahul Gandhi's letter. We all should welcome Rahul Gandhi's move. We are not living in such fortunate times that such a stupid man from becoming our prime minister but at least we can see a glimmer of hope in his becoming sensitive to the fact of Dalits and their grievences, if not aspirations. This inexplicably stupid politician squandered many opportunities to become a hope of the future india by taking up the cause of dalit-bahujan-minorities. Such a move would have endeared him to crores of subaltern peoples and particularly young ones and strengthened his position and appeal among the electorate. Thank god, finally, he has come out of his ungrounded illusion in doing politics without reference to caste and community in India. It is obscene that the reporter ends with a sarcastic comment that Athavale did not demand for the arrest of Madhuri. Heading of the report is also thoughtlessly negative. Chittibabu Padavala http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEH20071203124242Page=HHeadline=%3Ci%3EAaja+Nachle%3C%2Fi%3E%3A+Rahul 's+jumps+on+to+Dalit+bandwagonTitle=Top+StoriesTopic=0 TOP STORIES Dec 4, 2007 Aaja Nachle: Rahul's jumps on to Dalit bandwagon Tuesday December 4 2007 00:00 IST Anita Saluja NEW DELHI: