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

Source: Countercurrents.org 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: Counterview.org 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: Counterview.net 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: cinemaexpress.com 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: Countercurrents.org 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: Sabrangindia.in 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: Sabrangindia.in 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: Sabrangindia.in 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: Sabrangindia.in 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 »

‘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: Counterview.org 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 »

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 »