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 »

When Gandhi turned ‘half-naked fakir’ in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi had taken some crucial decisions in Tamil Nadu in his fight against the British for freedom, that included turning into what is famously described as the... Read more »

Srinagar: Community Schools Become Way of Resistance Amid Lockdown

Source: By Sumedha Pal “We can’t let the children stay locked indoors and get depressed with all the suffering around them,” said a teacher.  Tucked inside the narrow lanes of Srinagar’s... Read more »

Nature, identity merge on this Gond artist’s canvas

BY SIDDHI JAIN  New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANSlife) Carrying forward the unique tradition of Gond tribal art, Japani Shyam, daughter of a master artist, is exploring her community’s folklore on canvas. She... Read more »

‘Want to educate Indian market on specialty coffee’

BY PUJA GUPTA  New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANSlife) As an international coffee expert, Sherri Johns has had an incredible presence in the coffee industry. Over the past 40 years, she has worked... Read more »

A life dedicated to Rajasthan’s traditional Dabu print

BY SIDDHI JAIN  New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANSlife) A casual stroll into the open Bapu Bazar of the pink city of Jaipur, and one will see a range of traditional Rajasthani textiles.... Read more »

The plight of Madhya Pradesh’s tiger tribe

BY MANISH CHANDRA MISHRA  Bhopal, Sep 11 (IANS/ 101Reporters) Madhya Pradesh has a rich history of tiger conservation and it comes naturally to the native, tribal community here. However, in the past... Read more »

Higher education: Online entrance, digital admission add new layers of hurdle for marginalized students

Source: By Aarti Mangal Watching movie “Super 30” not only evoked emotions while one watched subtle layers of discrimination being exposed but also it unveiled the processes through which power structures... Read more »

Hindu Villagers Protects Mosque in Bihar

Source: By Syed Ali Mujtaba In a heartwarming instance of communal harmony, the Hindu residents of Mari village, in Nalanda district of Bihar have given their heart and soul to take care... Read more »

Society killing voices that fight against caste divide: Anubhav Sinha

Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) Anubhav Sinha’s hard-hitting new film, “Article 15”, takes an unflinching look at caste discrimination and is earning good numbers at the box office. The filmmaker said his motive... Read more »

Chetan Bhagat wants to use his books to address issues

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Best-selling author Chetan Bhagat says he likes to use his writing not just to tell stories but also to bring attention to some of the issues within... Read more »

Ananth Mahadevan’s award-winning bio-docu releases on Sunday

BY QUAID NAJMI Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Acclaimed actor-filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan’s award-winning bio-docu, “Village Of A Lesser God” — his labour of love which took a staggering six years to make — will... Read more »

Benefit programmes should be formulated to tackle impact of intense heat on marginalised sections

By Sheshu Babu While summer is uncomfortable to most of middle class people, it takes heavy toll of the daily laborers, marginalised casual workers and industrial manual employees. The rich and most... Read more »

Agar Wo Desh Banati: Where growth of one equals growth of all

Source: By Kanika Katyal We live in nature! We die in Nature! It’s our life, if you occupy our land where should we go and how do we live? Whose land is... Read more »

Himachal folk art expo at National Museum from Friday

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) About 240 folk artefacts, including textiles, ‘mohras’ and masks, from medieval and modern Himachal Pradesh, will be on display at “Unknown Masterpieces of Himachal Folk Art” that opens... Read more »

Will minorities in India be 2nd class citizens? Wake up call: Be a ‘communicating’ Church

Source: By Fr Cedric Prakash sj India today is at a defining moment of her history. There is so much that has taken place in the past five years (and particularly... Read more »

Building counter cultural narrative is the lone alternative to Brahmanical hegemonic polity

Source: By Vidya Bhushan Rawat The election verdict 2019 has send shock waves among the Ambedkarite-Bahujan activists all over the country particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where people expected huge gains... Read more »