Scheduled Caste
India  /  Published 15.05.22

Stalked, UP teen hangs to death

A 16-year-old Dalit girl who had stopped going to school or step out of home for any other reason over the past few months because of constant stalking and harassment by a local youth was found hangin...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 27.04.22

Hidden gaps: life expectancy

In India, the longevity of social constituencies, especially those on the margins, seems to be determined by factors beyond their control. This is the deduction of a recent study released in the journ...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.22

Youngest civic head in hills

Hamro Party elected 31-year-old Ritesh Portel as the chairman of Darjeeling municipality, making him the youngest chief of the civic body set up in 1850, and stamping the new party’s focus on th...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 16.03.22

New class: Dalit schooling

How affirmative is affirmative action? The question is pertinent in a society as layered and intricate as India’s. The government has decided to conduct tests for Dalit students who have passed ...
By The Editorial Board

West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.22

Homes, schools to woo Adivasis

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) and announced several initiatives for Adivasis — around 6 per cent of Bengal’s population — as part ...
By Devadeep Purohit, Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri


Opinion  /  Published 26.11.21

Corporate India reflects social inequities

Many American multinational corporations have adopted an ambitious racial justice and inclusion programme. In 2020, Apple filled 43 per cent of open leadership roles and 29 per cent of research and de...
By Ashish Khetan

India  /  Published 11.11.21

Academy to train SC/ST defunct for four years

A free coaching programme for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, minority and women students that the UPA government had started at a central university in Lucknow has been stalled for the past four ye...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

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

India  /  Published 03.11.21

The marginalised send NEET message

N. Sukumar, who teaches political science at Delhi University, said SCs, STs and OBCs could do even better if they are provided proper training and guidance. “The NEET results show that ‘...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.21

Caste data: Forgotten gold mine

India has not forgotten a social category called ‘caste’. This reality has been used relentlessly by various interest-groups, but with different degrees of seriousness. Counting the number...
By N.K. Sahu


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