Baby-sitter to podium finish: How life changed for Jinu Gogoi

Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Assams Jinu Gogoi started bowling barely three months ago. That too only because she used to see her employer Bima Borah play the sport every evening at the... Read more »

Maha women, LGBTQ fly kites for ‘freedom from oppression’

By Quaid Najmi   Raigad (Maharashtra), Jan 14 (IANS) The hazy grey winter sky over the picturesque Pen village here became a riot of colours on Tuesday afternoon with hundreds of big and... Read more »

Lipstick – and an Iron Will – under my burqa

Source: By Aviral Anand A tribute to the women of Shaheen Bagh As I get off the metro at the Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh station, I am uncertain how to get... Read more »

Just 7% poor Gujarat kids ‘admitted’ in private schools under RTE? Who all are left out?

Source: By Rajiv Shah The other day, I went to attend an NGO event in Ahmedabad. It was called “Policies of Inclusion: Education and Wealth”. Organised at the Ahmedabad Management Association... Read more »

Assam: Close to 500 families or more, all Muslim, evicted

Source: GUWAHATI: As many as 426 Muslim families, totaling 1800 persons have been evicted from their houses in Chotia assembly constituency of district Bishwanath of Assam, arbitrarily without following due process,... Read more »

No children be sent to detention camps in Assam!

Source: CJP’s application sought directions from the apex court that drew attention to the Constitutional, legal obligations and prayed, specifically that no child excluded from the NRC is either sent to... Read more »

No benches and no drinking water for 400 students of BMC-run school

Source: While New Year was celebrated the world over, 2020 did not bring any good news to this 20×20 ft room BMC-run Jarimari Municipal Urdu School in Kurla, Mumbai. Established in... Read more »

Invisible urban poor: The pavement dwellers of India

Source: By Vishesh Gupta  Pavement dwellers include people living on the pavement, under the bridge, flyover, bus stop, near the railway station, in parks or under the open sky in any... Read more »

Why a demand for free education is at the heart of feminism?!

Source: By Pooja Kalita I often remember the female protagonist of the novel – Milkman by Anna Burns (Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018). She was sexually harassed by a man... Read more »

She crusades for women’s property rights in Himachal

By Vishal Gulati  Rekong Peo (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 24 (IANS) She grows delicious apples in rugged, cold and inhospitable Himalayan terrain and spearheads a gender revolution against a century-old patriarchal law that... Read more »

Hidden ordeal of hardships endured by rural women during pregnancy and childbirth

Source: The Jaccha-Baccha Survey (JABS), conducted by student volunteers in June 2019, took place in six states: Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. In each state, the... Read more »

Church in India ‘seems to have lost’ moral compass of unequivocal support to the poor

Source: By Fr Cedric Prakash SJ In 2017, Pope Francis dedicated a special day, to be observed by the Universal Church, every year, as the ‘World Day of the Poor’. This... Read more »

Coat first-look out: Vivaan Shah stars in Akshay Ditti’s social drama

Source: The first-look poster of Vivaan Shah’s Coat is out. Set in Bihar, the film tells the story of a Dalit boy who wishes to own a coat.  Directed by Akshay... Read more »

‘People wouldn’t think of me as a journalist’: Kavita Devi, editor-in-chief, Khabar Lahariya

Source: hindustantimes The eldest of six children – four sisters and two brothers — Kavita Devi is the editor in chief of Khabar Lahariya, a news website that focuses on rural news... Read more »

The Scar, an antidote for Dalit Assertion and Emancipation!

Source: By Nikhil Sanjay-Rekha Adsule I am an  untouchable My whole body is filled with the scent of the earth My whole life’s filled with the sorrow of veTTi, My eyes... Read more »

Martyred on Diwali day, Maharshi Dayanand ‘fought’ against Brahminical caste order

Source: By Swami Agnivesh On the Diwali day of 1883, Maharishi Dayanand, the undying spiritual light of the Arya Samaj, became a martyr. Those who could not put out the fire... Read more »

Mahatma Gandhi on Caste: the Varna-Ashrama System

Source: By Krishnan Nandela Gandhi is widely criticized as a proponent of the Varna-ashrama system. Yes, Gandhi was a proponent of the Varna system and belief in the varna-ashrama system was... Read more »

Amalgamation of modern and traditional

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANSlife) The 12th edition of IFFD’s India Runway Week saw a blend of Indian and western design on the ramp with focus on the handloom, sustainability, and social... Read more »

MP school designed as train to attract children

Bhopal, Oct 7 (IANS) Authorities in Madhya Pradesh’s Dindori district has designed a government school to look like a train aimed at attracting children and increaseing student count. Dindora is one of... Read more »

Gandhi’s compassion was for humans and animals alike

Source: By Harish Iyer As the nation celebrates the 150th year of Gandhi’s birth, I am reminded of his principles of non-violence, especially due their inclusion of our four-legged, furry and feathered... Read more »