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Rohith Vemula
India  /  Published 13.04.22

How structures become temples in Hyderabad

A “temple” has allegedly been crystallised on the University of Hyderabad campus on Ram Navami by painting a rock structure saffron and installing flags of that colour, prompting the stude...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.04.22

BJP, TMC similar: Vemula mom

Radhika Vemula, mother of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, has drawn parallels between the BJPled Centre and the Trinamul government in Bengal, accusing both of “murdering” marginalised studen...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.11.21

Broken pledge: caste privileges

India’s tryst with the annihilation of caste, as propounded by one of the founding fathers of the republic, remains unfulfilled. Discriminations based on ascriptive identities — the buildi...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.21

A time of great degeneration of ideals

A member of parliament, Mohan Delkar, was not a widely-known politician. However, in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the tiny Union territory, and in the tribal districts in south Gujarat, he was seen as quit...
By G.N. Devy

Books  /  Published 31.07.20

Caste: The swing of Dalit votes

  “If we are attacked, we will hit back. We will not turn to the law, instead [we will] pay back in kind.” This is what young Dalit farmers in a district known for caste tensions in ...
By Sharmila Purkayastha

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West Bengal  /  Published 23.01.20

Dalit girl who came out of caste closet

Victoria Memorial: Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide in 2016 had spurred another student in faraway US to do what she had thought was beyond her — tell the world that she was a Dalit.Yashi...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 20.09.19

SC issues notice to Centre on plea by mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea filed by the mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi, who allegedly committed suicide following caste-based discrimination, seeking to end such bias ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.04.19

Campus lessons: Azadi and the importance of dissent

Perhaps the most defining image of resistance to the Narendra Modi regime is that of then Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar leading students to raise the inf...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.02.20

Libraries on Delhi streets

Amidst the speeches, slogans, fear of police or right-wing raids, and even an incident of firing, the Fatima Sheikh-Savitribai Phule Library continues to attract new readers at Shaheen Bagh.Sheikh and...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.01.20

More airlines join in to ban comedian

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra was suspended from flying by IndiGo and Air India on Tuesday, and Spice Jet and Go Air on Wednesday, after he confronted TV anchor Arnab Goswami aboard a Mumbai-Lucknow p...
By PTI and Our Bureau in New Delhi


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