India  /  Published 16.03.19

Matuas: nobody's people, everybody's votebank

On February 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Bharatiya Janata Party’s 2019 Lok Sabha campaign from Thakurnagar, 62 kilometres northeast of Calcutta, close to the India-Bangladesh border....
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 31.01.20

Bring Ambedkar & Gandhi together

In an interview that he gave last year, the Kannada writer (and activist), Devanur Mahadeva, urged democrats not to view Ambedkar and Gandhi as rivals and adversaries. In the journey towards true equa...
By Ramachandra Guha

India  /  Published 25.02.19

Modi gambit to wash feet of sanitary workers backfires

By going public with his decision to wash the feet of sanitary workers in Allahabad on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have unwittingly turned the spotlight onto his personal view arti...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.01.20

Azad rips Modi’s CAA claim on Dalits

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Friday dismissed as “dikhawa (eyewash)” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that his government was helping Dalits with the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.He...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.02.19

Government admits roster axe on tribal quota

The government on Thursday admitted before a parliamentary panel that the Scheduled Tribes would virtually be left without reservation in college and university teachers’ jobs if each department is ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


India  /  Published 13.01.19

Rush for one quota, sloth on others

Ambedkarite scholars and activists have contrasted the NDA government’s hurried passage of the economic quota, seen as a pre-election sop for the upper castes, with its tardiness on three matters re...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.19

Quota bill: An assault on the Constitution

The contrast in the reactions to two landmark decisions on the contentious issue of reservations tells us a great deal about ourselves as a people and society, of our understanding of privilege and de...
By Manini Chatterjee

India  /  Published 15.12.19

Caste slurs and slaps for biryani vendor

A roadside Dalit food vendor in Greater Noida was on Friday thrashed by three men who allegedly hurled caste slurs at him.A video circulating on social media shows a seller of vegetarian biryani being...
By PTI in Noida

India  /  Published 15.12.19

Video shows biryani vendor being assaulted in Greater Noida

A food vendor in Greater Noida was thrashed by three men who also allegedly hurled casteist slurs at him, prompting the police to launch an investigation.A purported video of the incident, which took ...
By PTI in Noida

India  /  Published 20.12.18

Yogi faces quit call on rape and murder

Protests over the rape of an engineering student and the fatal arson attack on a schoolgirl in Agra on Tuesday rocked the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday with the Opposition demanding the resignati...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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