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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

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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 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

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Real diversity: Caste-based reservations

In his book, Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said said, “culture is not monolithic... and is not the exclusive property of the East or West nor of the small groups of men and women”. ...
By Mrinmoy Majumder, Pinaki Dasgupta

India  /  Published 14.09.21

Promotion of STs: SC clears air

The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would not reopen its decision on granting reservation in promotions to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) as it was for the states to decide how they i...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.09.21

Year of paradoxes: A tale of two abbreviations

The present moment in our contemporary history is riddled with paradoxes. The year, 2021, marks the commencement of our existence as an independent country for over seven decades. It naturally reminds...
By G.N. Devy


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