Exposing The BJP’s Ploy To Deny Anganwadi Workers/ Helpers Their Due

Hunger feels like pincers, like the bite of crabs;
it burns, burns, and has no fur.
Let us sit down soon to eat with all those who haven't eaten;
let us spread great tablecloths, put salt in lakes of the world,
set up planetary bakeries, tables with strawberries in snow,
and a plate like the moon itself from which we can all eat.
For now I ask no more than the justice of eating.

    -  “The Great Tablecloth” Pablo Neruda

The Politics Around The Caste Census

Caste manifests in social, economic, political and educational inequalities among various classes of the Indian society, yet there is no official caste populations available except of Dalits and Adivasis (SCs and STs in official parlance), which is collected in the decennial Census of India, last in 2011. In fact, a full caste census was last carried out about 90 years ago, in 1931. The last effort at a caste census i.e.