Good samaritans come to the rescue of needy in Tripura

In the aftermath of the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 54 tea estates along with thousands of small tea gardens in Tripura had shut down operations leaving over 25,000... Read more »

Unlocking hope in the face of a lockdown

Scores come everyday to see Aasif, and his team of volunteers who call themselves the Miles2Smile team, in the hope that they will get rations, medicine or even a loan to pay... Read more »

Adivasi scholar and activist Abhay Xaxa passes away

In Xaxa’s passing, SabrangIndia and Citizens for Justice and Peace, have lost a dear friend. Source: Noted Adivasi rights activist Abhay Xaxa is no more. The 37-year-old research scholar from Jawaharlal... Read more »

Bhudevi a shining example of women’s empowerment

Hailing from Srikakulam district and belonging to Savara tribe, she helped many tribal women in developing entrepreneurship Visakhapatnam, March 8 (IANS) Padala Bhudevi, who received the “Nari Shakti Puraskar” from President Ram... Read more »

“Visit My Masjid” Programme gets a warm response in Tamil Nadu

It was for the first time a mosque’s door was opened to people belonging to different faiths. More than 400 non-Muslim brothers and sisters visited Masjid-e-Khaderpet under the “Visit My Masjid” programme.... Read more »

First ever ‘The Meghalayan Age’ fest off to a colourful start

Meghalaya Tourism and E Factor is all set to showcase its natural and adventurous wares to the world with the first edition of ‘The Meghalayan Age’ festival. The festival is scheduled for... Read more »

To tribals, forest conservation doesn’t require felling of trees, or plantation- regeneration

Excerpt from the Oxfam India report “We Belong to the Forest”, a compilation of 14 case studies from the central eastern tribal states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand in an attempt to... Read more »

Catholic Bishops take exception to ‘narrow, divisive’ nationalism based false ideloogiies

Source: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, which met for its XXXIV plenary assembly, at the St John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, on February 13-19, 2020, has, in a... Read more »

Coming out as Dalit: how one Indian author finally embraced her identity

Source: Her mother, Shashi, was so determined to protect her three children from the discrimination of the Hindu caste system that relegates Dalits to the periphery of society that she pretended... Read more »

Modi building wall to prevent Trump’s pure white eyes from ‘impure’ brown squalor

Source: In a strongly-worded statement, a civil rights organization, the National Coalition for Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization (NCU), even as condemning US President Donald Trump’s forthcoming India visit, referring to the... Read more »

20th edition of ‘Hunar Haat’ begins in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The 20th edition of the ‘Hunar Haat’ was inaugurated at the India Gate lawns here on Thursday. The 10-day event, based on the theme of “Kaushal Ka... Read more »

47 differently-abled couples wed in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Feb 10 (IANS) A total of 47 differently-abled, underprivileged couple tied the nuptial knot at a mass wedding ceremony in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district. The ceremony was organised on Sunday by Narayan... Read more »

Divided by class and privilege, but united by compassion and patriotism

Source: Dr. Aurobindo Ghose and Gurjeet Kaur The moment we saw on Facebook on January 25, 2020, the happy photograph of two elderly women together at the iconic site of women’s... Read more »

After Nagaland, now Tripura to hold ‘Hornbill Festival’

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, Feb 6 (IANS) Taking a cue from Nagaland’s world famous annual Hornbill Festival, Tripura government for the first time to hold two-day Hornbill Festival with twin goal –... Read more »

How Constitutional right to primary education became reality in a dark Kolkata slum

Source: By Moin Qazi The present-day education reformers believe that schools are broken and market solutions are the only remedy. Many of them embrace disruptive innovations, primarily through online learning. There... Read more »

Women are on the front-lines

Source: Prominent feminists write open letter to the Prime Minister demanding that he rein in his party men who have repeatedly made derogatory remarks and threats against women protesters In wake... Read more »

Ambedkar’s Ideological Journalism in a Brahminical Republic

Source: By Dr Goldy M. George Exactly 100 years ago Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar started his first newspaper named Mooknayak on 31 January 1920.Once Ambedkar entered into the world of newspapers as... Read more »

M.J. Akbar’s book throws up some intriguing questions on Jinnah, Partition

By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Was Muhammad Ali Jinnah a creation of the British to counter Mahatma Gandhi? Had the British reconciled themselves to the fact as far back... Read more »

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 »