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Rahul Banerjee
Works at Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra
Attended Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
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The Startup Ripoff!!
Late Capitalism has made it a speciality of going from one scam to another to sustain itself. It all began with the bursting of the dotcom bubble that ushered in the new millennium followed by the subprime loan catastrophe less than a decade later and now w...
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The Gap Between Law and Reality
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 known popularly as the Right to Education Act (RTE) has a provision that private schools which charge fees will enrol 25 per cent of their student intake from among socio-economically deprived...
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 known popularly as the Right to Education Act (RTE) has a provision that private schools which charge fees will enrol 25 per cent of their student intake from a...
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International Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10th December every year to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on this day in 1948. For peasants and especiall...
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A Great Fighter for Adivasi Rights is No More
Dr Brahmadev Sharma, administrator, philosopher and most importantly a scholar and activist rooting vociferously for social, economic and environmental justice, passed away yesterday, 6th of December, 2015, after a long illness in his residence at Gwalior. ...
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In Search of the Roots of Violence
The very perceptive William Shakespeare had tellingly said that the "Devil can cite scripture for his purpose". Even though he was pointing out the use of scripture by unscrupulous people to justify their evil acts, this quote also underlines the fact that ...
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Women to the Fore
Possibly the most important statutory provision in India from the point of view of women is that of 50 per cent reservation in local body elections in rual and urban areas. Over the two decades since this was introduced through the 93rd and 94th Constitutio...
Possibly the most important statutory provision in India from the point of view of women is that of 50 per cent reservation in local body elections in rual and urban areas. Over the two decades since this was introduced throu...
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International Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10th December every year to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on this day in 1948. For peasants and especiall...
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Land Rights as the most important Human Rights
International Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10th December every year to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on this day in 1948. For peasants and especially Adivasis, land rights are poss...
International Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10th December every year to mark the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on this day in 1948. For peasants and especiall...
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Was Our First Constitution Such a Big Deal?
Today, 26th November, is being celebrated as the Constitution Day because it was on this day that the first Constitution of independent India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly in 1949. Prior to that even after independence in 1947, India was being gov...
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Between the Devil and the The Deep Blue Sea
The recent Bihar assembly elections have shown the deep extent to which politics in this country has moved to the right of the political spectrum. The parliamentary left parties, which fought as a united front, could manage only 3 of the 240 seats and 4 per...
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Ever since Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his maiden independence day speech on August 15th last year announced that he would like to see India squeaky clean by 2019, which happens to be the sesquicentenary of the birth of...
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  • Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra
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A Cheerful Sceptic
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I believe neither in God nor in Utopia. I neither think that there is any human destiny nor that there is any pre-determined purpose in nature. I hold instead that everything depends on sheer chance and so life is, always has been and always will be unpredictable. 

Thus, for me if there is any sin it is that of trying to make life predictable by binding it into the tyrannical confines of religion, ideology and private property and using society and the environment as dustbins for the negative side effects of such sinning. It is this sin that is frequently visited on us in the form of covert and overt wars, mayhem and murder and environmental disasters. So, like all true blue naturalists I believe in nothing. Being a naturalist I am consequently also a sceptic because I am inherently suspicious of grand theories whether religious or secular. However, since  I  do not expect anything  from life I am nevertheless a cheerful sceptic! Check out this interview of mine - http://www.6bridges.com/Content.asp?chk=1&DataID=2332&ShowAll=1

Education
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
    Civil Engineering, 1978 - 1983
  • La Martiniere Kolkata
    High School, 1968 - 1978
  • Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University
    Environmental Planning and Management, 2008 - 2013
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