India  /  Published 30.10.21

‘Periyar and Islam’ seminar triggers circular

Organising a lecture on “Periyar and Islam” faced a Tamil Nadu university with a disruption bid and a smear campaign this week from a Sangh parivar outfit, culminating in the varsity manag...
By M.R. Venkatesh in Chennai

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.21

Bengal’s changing caste equations

Three important aspects were in focus during the Bengal elections. First, there was the nature of ‘competitive populism’ spearheaded by the two charismatic leaders of Indian politics, Nare...
By Shiveshwar Kundu

India  /  Published 17.07.20

Saffron paint daubed on Periyar's statue

A life size statue of social reformer E.V. Ramasami 'Periyar' was found daubed with saffron paint at Sundarapuram in Coimbatore on Friday, leading to protests by workers of DMK, MDMK and VCK a...
By PTI in Coimbatore

India  /  Published 17.11.19

Ramdev boycott call after Dalit slur

Dalit and tribal bodies have called for a boycott of the products of Patanjali after Ramdev, the brand’s founder, allegedly accused Dalits, tribal communities, Muslims and the followers of the late ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 24.01.20

Periyar row: Madras HC dismisses plea against Rajinikanth

The Madras High Court on Friday dismissed a petition filed against actor Rajinikanth over his remarks on rationalist leader E. V. Ramasamy 'Periyar' as the petitioners withdrew the plea.Justice P. Raj...
By PTI in Chennai


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