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    The Holy Predicament

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    Absurdly, in the case of ‘Mata Amritanandamayi’, it is the ‘Devi’ herself who is propagating patriarchal ideas. And the idea of purity as a non-menstruating woman does not seem to have been a myth created around her by a man, but she has just internalized it, because Gail accounts shows ‘Amma’ propagating such stories from the very beginning, even before an ashram was set up in her name. Now, the question is, from when on did we have this bizarre idea of woman being impure, unclean and shameful because she menstruates? Rose Merin __________ After having finished reading the book Holy Hell; A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness by Gail Tredwell, I couldn’t help but write this. The book is totally

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    Divide and Rule: A continuing phenomenon

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    Rajagopal P V "In the name of development you are perpetuating violence in our society. When we oppose it, you are sending police and military to perpetuate further violence into our society. When the naxalites arrive with their guns in the name of protecting us, they are perpetuating violence into our society. Every intervention by outsiders who do not understand our traditions and cultures makes our lives miserable. Why can't you understand our aspirations and make plans accordingly." The so-called civilized society has to learn to take into account the aspirations of people at the bottom whether they are adivasis, dalits or fisherfolks. While moving from Kerala to Tamil Nadu as part of my Jansatyagra Samwaad yatra, it has

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    GALLANTRY AWARD FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE?

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    Women’s Groups Condemn President’s Medal to Ankit Garg, Soni Sori’s Torturer "It is shocking to note that in spite of wide publicity and protests over SP Ankit Garg’s inhuman conduct by a large number of women’s and civil liberties groups, nationally and internationally, the government has deemed it fit to confer him with a gallantry award. It is even more baffling to note that this has occurred at a time when the Honourable Supreme Court itself has expressed anguish at the happenings and is still looking into these violations."   We are deeply shocked and outraged by the conferring of the President’s Police Medal for Gallantry on Ankit Garg, Superintendent of Police, Dantewada, Chhattisgarh. Ankit Garg has

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