‘Northeast not homogenous but diverse grouping of communities’

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Some years ago, I was startled at a seminar titled “Seeking our collective peace: The northeast India diaspora looks into solutions for peace and development... Read more »

Knowledge has become salable commodity, learning is reduced to acquiring “marketable” skills

Feb 20, The crisis in Education has resulted from the failure of successive Central and state governments to strategically plan, and financially and administratively invest in creating the necessary infrastructure to achieve... Read more »

First ever Dalit Film Festival to be held in New York in February

Feb 16, For the very first time, a Dalit Festival is going to be held in New York on February 23 and 24 organised by the Ambedkar Association of North America (AANA), Boston... Read more »

Irom Sharmila “I dream of a world without caste, discrimination”

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur’s legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without... Read more »

Child labour “rampant” 15 km off Gujarat capital in Shertha chili segregating fields

By Kevin Antao  Feb 07, Shertha, a semi-urban town area 15 kilometres away from Gujarat capital Gandhinagar, and situated on the bustling Ahmedabad-Mehsana highway, comes to life from the first week of... Read more »

Meet the Ryedale couple bringing education to India’s ‘untouchables’

By Stephen Lewis, Feb 02 THE sight of grubby-faced street urchins begging at the side of the road when they should be at school, or young teenagers working down stinking open sewers... Read more »

Make way, the first Dalit Literature Festival is here!

New Delhi, Feb 01 A two-day Dalit Literature Festival will be organised at Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College on February 3 and will address ‘longstanding and overdue questions’ of Indian society’s marginalised... Read more »

Sarvam Thaala Mayam movie review: Rajiv Menon makes a solid comeback with a musical drama about a Dalit musician

Feb 01 One of the few things that deserve to be appreciated in Rajiv Menon’s Sarvam Thaala Mayam, in which a Dalit boy dreams of playing in Chennai’s Carnatic music festival, is... Read more »

Pa Ranjith to Be Part of Dalit Film Festival in US

Jan 31 Filmmaker Pa Ranjith, who has carved a space for the Dalit perspective in Tamil cinema, will participate in the Dalit Film and Culture Festival 2019 in February in the United... Read more »

Meet an award-winning gourmet coffee grown by an Adivasi-community in India

Jan 25 When it comes to coffee, I can be rather fanatic about what reaches my cup. I trace the origins of the ground coffee I buy online, check out the flavour... Read more »