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Caste Violence
Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

The ‘ordinariness’ of upper-caste cruelty

Lowering the dead from a bridge to a cremation ground marks a helpless submission to indignity. For the Dalits of Narayanapuram Adi Dravidar Colony in Tamil Nadu, this has been the only way they can c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.18

The lives and deaths we do not count

When the stench of barbaric caste-based practices in India cannot even be masked, how is it to be eradicated? If the recent deaths of five men while cleaning a septic tank without any safety gear were...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.18

An India bloodied by chauvinistic caste politics

September 14 — a routine day after a prenatal checkup at a doctor’s clinic in Telangana’s Nalgonda district — turned into a nightmare for 21-year-old Amrutha Varshini. A group of men surrounde...
By Rituparna Chatterjee in

Opinion  /  Published 10.06.20

Paternal Bond

Sir — He likes his drink shaken, not stirred, but James Bond has his audience both shaken and stirred by the news that he will have a five-year-old child in the next Bond film. A former Bond girl ha...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 27.09.18

Read the tea leaves

Sir — The article, “The brew tastes bitter now” (Sept 20), presents a grim picture of the tea gardens of West Bengal and Assam. The governments seem to be looking the other way while garden owne...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 24.12.18

Torched Dalit teen’s mom on hunger strike

The mother of a Dalit girl, who was set on fire by unidentified men last week near her village on Agra’s outskirts and died a day later, sat on fast in front of her home on Monday, demanding the imm...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 19.09.18

Cleanliness rhetoric ignores stink of caste

All the perfumes of Arabia would not erase the stink of caste-based cruelty in India. Violence emanating from the desire for upper-caste dominance had never been completely vanquished in the country i...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.19

Speaking truth to the powerless

At Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, my path is blocked by people holding placards welcoming important co-passengers. I feel a slight resentment that there is none to help me with my hand ...
By Alaka M. Basu in


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