Author Archives: Raghu Mahajan

About Raghu Mahajan

Physics PhD student at Stanford University: http://web.stanford.edu/~rm89/

The New Yorker’s profile of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/06/04/chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-comes-to-terms-with-global-fame She had always hated the punitive orthodoxies of the Western left—the way that people who didn’t understand certain protocols because they came from a different background could find themselves banished while barely comprehending what they’d done wrong. Gender pronouns, for … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action in Physics

From Physics Today, January 1971 (Volume 24, Number 1)

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New Year Day violence in Bhima Koregaon

https://scroll.in/article/863605/maratha-counter-rally-in-punes-bhima-koregaon-turns-violent-as-residents-say-they-were-attacked-too Koregaon Bhima, 30 kilometres north east of Pune Attacks on Dalits who had gathered on January 1 (Monday) to commemorate battle of Bhima Koregaon in 1818. British army with Mahar (Dalit) soldiers defeated Peshwa. Peshwa hereditary prime ministers were … Continue reading

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Shankar Lal, RSS’s Gau Sewa Pramukh

Article in the Indian Express. Why do you have gobar on your phone? “It is fresh cow dung. I have put it to save myself from the harmful radiations of the cellphone.”

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Dinanath Batra

https://thewire.in/160977/dinanath-batra-textbooks-ncert/ RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas. Headed by Dinanath Batra. The removal of a poem by Punjabi poet Pash a couplet by Mirza Ghalib extracts from M.F. Husain’s autobiography thoughts of Rabindranath Tagore no reference to an apology rendered by … Continue reading

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Swadeshi Jagran Manch

https://thewire.in/160579/gst-modi-sangh-parivar-criticism-feedback/ “The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) is an integral part of the Sangh parivar. It is primarily known for its principled stands on several economic issues, which have provided it a certain moral strength in no small part because it … Continue reading

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Pro Khalistan speech to school kids in India

Link to speech. I am a bit surprised at this speech, especially by the fact that it is being delivered to little kids in a village in Punjab. One line message: “We are not free in this country”.

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