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Project Heartland – Swachh Bharat : Plight and assertion of Valmikis


There have been so many debates on Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan.But to which extent it is working? And what is the situation of the people who actually clean India? This episode follows the story of Kiran bhai, who is fighting for the rights of scavengers. He himself has worked as a sweeper and understands the pain and plight of the scavengers personally. Know more about him and the situation of the scavengers of the region in which Kiran bhai is working.

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Sanket Garud on Modern Forms of Casteism


Sanket Garud on Modern Forms of Casteism

“But Mind You I Don’t Believe in Caste!”

Dude, what’s your caste?
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!

Do you enjoy reservations?
Aah how lucky you people are!!
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!

We people struggle so hard to get admissions
And you all… Aah so lucky you people are!!
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!

I come from a Brahmin family
We follow our rituals!
What rituals do you people have?
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

Aah… I thought you were a Brahmin
Because you look like one!!
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

You scored such good grades!!
But did you get admissions on the basis of reservations??
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

I worship our gods and this is our culture
that we have been following throughout
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

Oh… You are fair…
your complexion doesn’t let me believe
that you are not a Brahmin
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

I never was Castiest…
I come from a poor family
But then too these people get such facilities!
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

There is no Castiesm nowadays..
May be practiced in some rural areas…
no one follows it in urban areas
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

These people are so dumb
They look so ugly… Aah that black colour!!
I just hate this guy
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

These people know nothing
But to roam around Give ‘Gaalis’ (swearing),
these people are not even educated
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

Aah these ‘Jhopadpatti’ (slum) people…
We are not meant to stay with them
They know nothing but to fight
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

These people have no values at all
They are manner-less and would be a waste of time talking to them
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

Eww… you know he was from a low caste
Why need to marry him?
He won’t be able to compete with us
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

I treat you like others naah…
so why do you still believe in caste?
I treat you like you are human
But mind you I don’t believe in caste!!

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Daily Words of the Buddha



Daily Words of the Buddha

Karaṇīyamatthakusalena
yanta santaṃ padaṃ abhisamecca:
Sakko ujū ca suhujū ca,
sūvaco cassa mudu anatimānī,
santussako ca subharo ca,
appakicco ca sallahukavutti,
santindriyo ca nipako ca,
appagabbho kulesvananugiddho.
Na ca khuddamācare kiñci
yena viññū pare upavadeyyuṃ.
Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/sutta_nipata_1_143_1_144_1_145.mp3

This is to be done by one skilled in aims
who wants to break through to the state of peace:
Be capable, upright, & straightforward,
easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited,
content & easy to support,
with few duties, living lightly,
with peaceful faculties, masterful,
modest, & no greed for supporters.
Do not do the slightest thing
that the wise would later censure.

Sutta Nipāta 1.143, 1.144, 1.145
http://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0505m.mul0.xml#para143
Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Dalit News


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Original Important Video of Dr B R Ambedkar


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Dalits can’t enter MP CM’s village temple -IBNLive


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Unreported India – Broken People: Dalits of India — Part 3


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Unreported India – Broken People: Dalits of India — Part 2


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