Opinion  /  Published 23.10.19

Reimagining myths to unleash empathy

Having had his heart pierced by the goddess, where do you, dear reader, think that the spirit of Mahishasura journeys in search of refuge? It could well be Mysore.Interestingly, diverse strands of Dal...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.19

Mob murders by any name

Naming is blaming, or even shaming, according to the chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Mohan Bhagwat. Speaking on the RSS’s foundation day in Nagpur, Mr Bhagwat deplored the grafting of West...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 10.10.19

Homeless in city of birth

Three in five homeless people surveyed across 15 Indian cities have said they were born in the city they now live in, a situation implying families trapped in destitution down the generations.A strong...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.19

The impractical mathematics of reservations

Affirmative action cannot be taken casually. Not that Indian politicians take the vote-winning possibilities of reservations casually; the problem is that it is the only aspect of affirmative action t...
By The Editorial Board

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.01.20

No-sign vow at Jharia meeting

More than 1,000 people from different sections of the society took part in a “Samvidhan Bachao Desh Bachao” public meeting on Friday in Niche Kulhi locality of Jharia under the banner of Dalit Mus...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


India  /  Published 19.01.20

Dalit-only schools on table

The Narendra Modi government is considering a chain of exclusive residential schools for Dalit children to try and thwart criticism of its record on social justice, but some activists have drawn a par...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.02.19

Supreme Court refuses ‘Dalit’ plea

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash a central government notification of August 7, 2018, that had advised the media not to use the word “Dalit” while referring to members of Scheduled Cas...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.09.19

MP Swachh train travel call to PM Narendra Modi

A CPI Rajya Sabha member from Kerala has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to travel through north India on a train to understand how widespread open defecation still is before declaring India free o...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 24.01.19

Revealed: govt mind on quota-choking order

Several government arms had advised the Centre against challenging the Allahabad High Court judgment that caused a reduction in quota jobs for university teachers, prompting it to decide to implement ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.01.19

When 2 top colleges did not factor in RSS voice

Two renowned colleges have been forced to curb extracurricular events involving freedom of expression after protests by organisations as well as trolls echoing views of the Sangh parivar.Pune’s Ferg...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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