Opinion  /  Published 22.01.21

Playful imagination: necessity of alternatives

The late scientist, C.V. Seshadri, and I spent hours discussing the idea of alternatives in dhabas and cafes around his laboratory in Chennai. Professor Seshadri, infinitely curious about in...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

India  /  Published 06.01.21

Student suicide over school fee

A 16-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh died by suicide after being allegedly disallowed from writing her exam as her labourer father, who has had hardly any work during the pandemic, failed to depo...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.01.21

BJP protests two Dalit deaths

“In Gumla also, the deceased Sukhan Nagarchi was found dead due to cold on Saturday. He left behind two small children and his wife. His daughter is one year old and his son is four years old. T...
By Our Correpondent in Bokaro

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.20

The AIMIM and Indian secularism

Asaduddin Owaisi, who was a Muslim leader confined to Hyderabad, is now staking a claim to become an all-India Muslim leader. He is being credited with bringing back the question of political represen...
By Ajay Gudavarthy in

India  /  Published 29.12.20

Two Dalit youths lynched in Bihar

A violent mob killed two Dalit youths in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district on Monday after they were caught by villagers while allegedly roaming in suspicious conditions. Police officials said that the...
By Dev Raj in Patna


India  /  Published 24.12.20

Centre to pay 60% of Dalit scholarship

The Union government will bear 60 per cent of the actual expenses under a key scholarship scheme for Dalit students who have cleared Class X, ending a policy that had shifted a major part of the expen...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.12.20

Dalit study funds SOS to Modi

The next time she hears Prime Minister Narendra Modi preach “minimum government, maximum governance”, a PhD Dalit student from Maharashtra may well put on a wry face. The young woman, who...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

People  /  Published 20.12.20

‘They are using Dalit votes for selfish ends’

1965: Thakur is born to Krishna Chandra and Renuka Thakur in Bagula village in Nadia district  1982: Moves to Calcutta and completes her school-leaving exams 1987: Graduates in Accountancy Hono...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 17.12.20

Hungry India: layered and complex

A step backward can reverse years of progress. Such a threat looms large over India’s efforts to tackle malnutrition. Data from the latest National Family Health Survey reveal that in the last f...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.20

Hollow pledge: upholding dignity, equality

A steady rise in cases of atrocity against Dalits reflects the deep-seated caste bias in India. Public servants are not immune to this prejudice. The manner in which local authorities approa...
By Dhruv Jadhav, Sharan Bhavnani in


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