Opinion  /  Published 04.08.22

Singled out: caste discrimination at AIIMS

Reservation policies have helped change social contours to some extent, but not enough. Otherwise discrimination against members of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe groups would not have been a dee...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 31.07.22

Caste bias shadow on AIIMS exams

A parliamentary panel has found that caste bias at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here leads to many Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe MBBS students to be failed repeatedly in their exa...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 12.05.22

Smart choice: Gender bias in education

Sons generally have a better time of it than daughters in South Asia, especially in India and Pakistan. The preference for sons manifests itself in almost every household decision, as can be seen agai...
By The Editorial Board

Culture  /  Published 08.05.22

Sigh society

Last year, this time, the virus was rampaging about. Nothing but deaths, oxygen shortages, lack of hospital beds and more deaths made news. Sudden lockdowns scattered already scattered families; the v...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 10.04.22

This is your Captain Speaking

Fasten your seatbelts. But that may not be enough. I’d also advise you not to look out the windows, or pull the shields down, best of all. It will save you looking at things you would not want t...
By Sankarshan Thakur


Opinion  /  Published 15.02.22

Divided care: cancer

According to a study published in Jama Oncology, the global count of people who were diagnosed with cancer went up from 18.7 million in 2010 to 23.6 million in 2019. In the past few decades, India, to...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.22

Tribal girl breaks gender stereotypes

The glass ceiling of caste and gender discrimination was breached at a tribal hamlet in Birbhum’s Illambazar, around 9km from Santiniketan, when a 12-year-old girl donned the mantle of a priest ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

India  /  Published 20.01.22

No place for discrimination: PM

Asserting that an India whose thinking and approach are new and decisions progressive is emerging, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that a system is being created in which there is no pla...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

People  /  Published 10.01.22

‘Identify soft patriarchy’: Author Tanushree Ghosh advises Kolkata’s youth

My advice to young girls is to understand that until and unless the ecosystem around us changes, women will continue to be subjected to discrimination. That’s why movements like #MeToo is so imp...
By Lygeia Gomes

Opinion  /  Published 14.12.21

Equal in merit

Invisibility is an attribute of established power. This understanding was fundamental to the discussion on the definition of merit that formed the theme of the 13th B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture deli...
By The Editorial Board


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