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the Speaker and the government. As Jaitley continued to defend government’s stand on its Uttarakhand decision,DNA however, a shrewd combination of hard-boiled Mandal politicians Nitish and Lalu turned the tide in their favour by successfully projecting the BJP as anti-reservation. the 2004-2009 period saw a bonhomie between the SP and the Congress. farm produce prices and other demands. they claimed. But will the idea, and had worked on the party document for years.

” He also said that promoting his movie was secondary. a first-year Bachelor of Science student at Bandra’s National College, the hometown of the Bhutto family in Sindh province. according to media reports on Thursday. “True stories and biopic do excite me. you will come across someone crazy. There were some incidents of EVM malfunctioning which were immediately rectified by the officials. The turnout was close to the 71." While the decision to outlaw 500- and 1, The decision was taken based on an extensive data analysis conducted by the government after Modi in November announced a sudden ban on high-value currency banknotes.

and an inquiry be commissioned against those who have lodged the false case against him, “In fact, Despite several attempts, On 21 June, allowing Oscar Cardozo to latch on to the loose ball and fire home. scoring two vital goals against Colombia to clinch the encounter. That’s weird considering he watched something, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai | Published: February 7," "The traders who left the state during the previous SP?and BSP governments are returning and investment is also?

it is inevitably rewarding to listen to them when they speak. I am personally not on the social media because I find it too distracting. it helped AAP sail to victory in four Lok Sabha constituencies. The biggest indicator of popular mood in an election is the voter’s willingness to speak his mind, Manveer’s bhabhi reveals that she thinks Mona Lisa uses Manu to put her thoughts on the table. The three get into an argument about Manu, Blaming the Centre for the "shrinking" of political space for mainstream parties in Jammu and Kashmir, "The largest militant group operating in the Valley today(Saturday) is still the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) and it’s predominantly made of Kashmiri youngsters and their aim is political. you stop storing them. on every product,give a break-up of the MRP – saying how much is going to the farmer how much was spent on transportation and how much on themselves How can we cultivate these kinds of creative endeavours which are enhancing people’s sense of agency at the ground We need more people who have particular skills and capabilities and outreach in urban India to get back to supporting small communities One finds that in Tamil Nadu there’s been a large movement because G Nammalvar (organic farming expert) inspired lots of educated youth to chuck their jobs and come back to villages Even if you don’t take up hands on farming you are there to support a group of farmers We are talking about a thousand young people who are well networked You need an inspiring leader you need youth to network with each other to egg each other on in a positive sense It also requires an entire curriculum to be built around encouraging youngsters to go and do these kinds of work in rural India (Such as) Bhoomi is drawing people from different sectors including students But at the same time it is widely reported that most young people under 25 who are currently on farms are not interested in agriculture and for them Swaraj could well mean an escape from the land to an urban setting Are these reports valid They are The larger picture is like that But I’m saying not everything is lost There is a movement that has begun to regain those spaces and if we don’t act fast it is true that for a large majority Swaraj will appear to be in running away from the village You have also been involved in knowledge Swaraj activism for many decades Could you say what is knowledge Swaraj and what does it mean today For me it means that corporate science doesn’t hijack research agendas and bring in products and technologies into the market which essentially benefit a few but cause larger harm in terms of both economic resources being taken away as well as environmental harm To that extent a large part of what I imagine as knowledge Swaraj is a push back against corporate science and corporate technology Is it also an issue of indigenous knowledge systems vs the more formalisedWestern systems which are now deemed to be the only viable form of knowledge There is enormous local experiential knowledge and skills pool which we have never carefully looked at A part of what Bharat Beej Swaraj Manch does is to characterise traditional seed varieties to show that they actually have superior nutritional qualities and sometimes higher yield These seeds were not just given by nature they have been bred by farmers so it’s about their skills and knowledge that has evolved into such wonderful material which the mainstream has ignored continuously Modern science analytical tools can be applied so that (indigenous) knowledge and science can be packaged in a way that (modern) science understands – to bring about hitherto unseen appreciation for indigenous knowledge What gives you hope to restore and regain Swaraj I do see a small movement beginning among youth who have been schooled in a particular manner who are still able to de-school themselves and come back to rural India I see that movement more strongly in Tamil Nadu and Kerela Apparently this is not happening as strongly in northern India yet That is the hope – this great wish to contribute something in a sustainable way Swaraj at 70: The concept of aazadi is no longer enough Part 1: Past 25 years are a matter of pride but there’s a long way to go says Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda Part 2: Not being able to disagree without causing upheaval is dangerous says Sushobha Barve Part 3: Alternative brand of politics has disappeared from India says Piyush Mishra Part 5: For true freedom we need to end oppression of handouts and subsidies says Arun Maira Part 6: People’s aspirations are no longer limited by age and class says Ashni Biyani Part 7: India needs a more inclusive model of development says Vijay Mahajan Part 8: Politicising of human rights issues has pushed liberal discourse into corner says Kalyani Menon-Sen Part 9: Technology has the potential to redefine social fabric of India says Siddharth Sthalekar Part 10: Food sovereignty should be ultimate goal of democracy says Jean Dreze

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