Rohith Vemula
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

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

Opinion  /  Published 05.06.19

Celebrating births and weddings by planting trees

Sir — In our family, we have a custom of planting new seeds on important occasions such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries. It was, therefore, all the more heartening to learn that a civic body i...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 20.01.20

Forgotten lesson

Sir — This January marks the fourth year since the death of Rohith Vemula, the student who many believe was driven to suicide by systemic injustices that have historically disenfranchised the Dalit ...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 03.02.19

Modi's mantra is exit of backwards, development of industrialist friends: Rahul

Rahul cited a media report which claimed that the recent Supreme Court go-ahead for reserving university faculty positions for candidates from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Cla...
By PTI in New Delhi


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