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Casteism
Calcutta  /  Published 13.05.21

IIT teacher accused of abuse suspended

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By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Calcutta  /  Published 29.04.21

SC panel takes up abuse complaint

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes has taken suo-motu cognisance of the alleged “use of unparliamentary language and casteist remarks” by an IIT Kharagpur teacher during an onlin...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.21

In the dark: racism in India

The residents of the proverbial glass house are vulnerable creatures. They should, as the old adage advises, desist from taking aim with stones. It is doubtful whether India’s external affairs m...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 12.10.20

'Atrocity points to hatred'

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By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.10.20

Caste and Sri Lankan politics

The August 5 parliamentary election result signals the dawn of a new political era in Sri Lanka. The two main political parties, the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, that governe...
By Pradeep Peiris, Hasini Lecamwasam in

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Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

JU teacher files complaint

A Jadavpur University teacher who was identified by her “Adivasi” background by a student of another institution and told that she was not qualified to comment on exams has written to Jada...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.20

Shameful: Dr Maroona Murmu's casteist trolling

Sir — We, the undersigned teachers of the Department of History, Jadavpur University, strongly and unambiguously condemn the vilification and the rancorous trolling on social media platforms of ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 04.09.20

Loss of direction: India's navigation impairment

Historically, the credit for establishing the conceptual framework of clinical neurophysiology goes to the Yorkshire-born John H. Jackson (1835-1911). My interest in his work got kindled when I was wo...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.20

Unfair love: Skin colour and caste bias

It has been a while. The skin-lightening products of a well-known company flooded the Indian market in 1975, with a catchy name associating loveliness with a ‘fair’ complexion. The criticism it fa...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.09.19

A grammar horror story for Friday the 13th

Today is Friday the 13th and I want to talk about a spine-chilling experience. A chain of circumstances led me to spending a night in the company of a Bengali grammar book, with no one around but a lo...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in


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