'Reflex responses to Rohith Vemula's suicide are nothing more than band aids that stem the current hemorrhage, but do precious little to the festering wound beneath,' says Vivek Gumaste. The call for the ouster of University of Hyderabad Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao, the demand for the dismissal of Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya (belonging to a backward caste) whose letter ostensibly set in motion the train of events that eventually led to Dalit scholar and PhD student Rohith Vemula ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'The softening of India's attitude towards Pakistan -- whatever the compelling reasons -- opens up the BJP to harsh scrutiny.' 'This is a high stakes gamble with the potential for devastating losses,' warns Vivek Gumaste. In terms of foreign policy formulations, it was a virtual earthquake of a significant seismic magnitude; a volte face nonpareil; a 360-degree reversal that conflicts with everything that the party stood for; an U-turn that collides violently with its own high decibel rhetoric ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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