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Rahul Banerjee
Works at Dhas Gramin Vikas Kendra
Attended Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
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The Great Toilet Hoax!!
We have had a decade and a half of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) of the Government of India since 1999 to stop the practice of open defecation and increase the use of toilets which were used by only 29 percent of households in the 2001 census and this...
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Social Democracy to the Fore
Close on the heels of the victory of the Syriza
party in Greece comes the landslide victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the
Delhi State Elections and there is every possibility of the Podemos in Spain
too coming to power in the forthcoming elections the...
Close on the heels of the victory of the Syriza party in Greece comes the landslide victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi State Elections and there is every possibility of the Podemos in Spain too coming to power ...
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Compromise is the order of the day!!
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Professor Swapan Bhattacharya is in his seventies having retired more than a decade ago from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai where he did cutting edge research in micro-biology. He settled down after than in Indore ...
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There is a major debate in NGO and activist circles about the compulsions of external funding. Among other things one major issue is that of having to follow the dictates of the funding agency. Often NGOs and mass organisatio...
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The Great Toilet Hoax!!
We have had a decade and a half of the Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) of the Government of India since 1999 to stop the practice of open defecation and increase the use of toilets which were used by only 29 percent of households in the 2001 census and this...
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Celebrations at the Margin
The tempo is building up to a crescendo for the celebration of Valentine's Day on February 14th. Matters have hotted up with the Sangh Parivar units declaring that they will marry off couples seen together on that day. This has prompted people who would not...
The tempo is building up to a crescendo for the celebration of Valentine's Day on February 14th. Matters have hotted up with the Sangh Parivar units declaring that they will marry off couples seen together on that day. This h...
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Holding the Anarchist Flag Up!!
This year marks the completion of three decades of my anarchist
political activism among and along with the Bhils of Alirajpur. Whatever may
have happened in these three decades is not so important as to see what is the
current situation in Alirajpur. The m...
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Professor Swapan Bhattacharya is in his seventies having retired more than a decade ago from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai where he did cutting edge research in micro-biology. He settled down after than in Indore where a few of his friends in th...
Professor Swapan Bhattacharya is in his seventies having retired more than a decade ago from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai where he did cutting edge research in micro-biology. He settled down after than in Indore ...
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The Charade of Self Rule
Panchayat
elections have been notified in Madhya Pradesh and with this will begin another
round of the intensification of centralised politics in the State. Paradoxical as it may
seem, Panchayati Raj as it is practised in this State, especially the process
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A Cheerful Sceptic
Introduction

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