How a hostel in Delhi is keeping hopes of Rohingya students alive

Feb 08, For the last one year, the three Rohingya teenagers along with seven other community members have been living in a two-BHK apartment in Delhi’s congested Jamia Nagar under the Hostel... 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 »

Modi, OBC parties, populism: Historian Gyan Prakash on why Emergency explains modern Indian politics

Jan 26 Historian Gyan Prakash’s Emergency Chronicles explores modern India’s most traumatic memory: the state of Emergency imposed by the Indira Gandhi government in 1975. The act suspended Indian democracy for two... 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 »

Need to popularize life and struggle of first Dalit actress in these times of ‘biopic’ cinema

By Sheshu Babu Jan 23 Many women have struggled to come up in the tinsel world of film industry. The #MeToo movement has exposed how domination of male led many women to... Read more »

More colours to the rainbow

Freedom from Section 377 has dominated the Indian queer narratives in the last few years, justifiably so. With the fight against Section 377 ending in victory last year, the conversation has moved... Read more »

Rohingya ‘they threatened to kill us if we didn’t leave India’

By Faisal Mahmud Dhaka/Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Jan 23 Last October, Zakir Hossain was getting a haircut at a saloon in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad when the TV inside the shop flashed... Read more »

Book on Adivasi Rights and Exclusion in India out

Hyderabad: Dr V Srinivasa Rao, Associate Professor in Centre for Regional Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad, has edited the volume entitled – Adivasi Rights and Exclusion in India –... Read more »

20 years of Hu Tu Tu: Gulzar’s political diatribe that failed to fire the imagination

Jan 22 On 17 January 2016, Rohit Vemula, a PhD student at the University of Hyderabad, committed suicide after being suspended for “raising issues”. The death sparked a movement, perhaps the most important... Read more »

Saluting lesser-known voices

Jan 17 The decriminalisation of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was a watershed moment for the LGBTQ community last year. To commemorate it and look at the movement from a... Read more »

The feminist knitting circle in India upending patriarchal norms

Uttarakhand, India, Jan 16 When seven women in the remote mountain village of Ranikhet first met Mala Srikanth, they stood with their heads down. Srikanth was a divorcee, retired doctor, ex-military, single mother of two daughters – and... Read more »

Why India’s Lower Castes Could Hold Key to Election

Jan 16 For generations of Indians, the ancient caste system has defined boundaries for everything from family ties and cultural traditions to educational and economic opportunities. Despite reform efforts, deep-rooted prejudices and... Read more »

Need Proportional representation at all level to democratize Indian power structure

The quota bill providing 10%  reservation for the ‘general’ category of people has been passed by the Rajya Sabha yesterday with opposition parties like Congress, Samajwadi Party, AAP and left parties .... Read more »

Of Dalit activism, a Bastar tribe and revolutions in business and brands

New Delhi, Jan 11  Add an element of revolution to your bookshelf with a compelling autobiography of a Dalit activist from Maharashtra; an account of the lives of Bastar’s Abujhmadias, a primitive... Read more »

Women farmers ‘articulations on land, debts, suicides at massive farmers’ rally in Delhi

By Ashalatha, Usha Seethalakshmi, Seema Kulkarni Dec. 21 The recent kisan rally, held on November 29-30 at Delhi, saw sizable number of women representing various organizations, and also various sections such as... Read more »

British scriptwriter makes a film on Chithralekha’s life

Kannur, Dec.20 We know many strong women around us. But Chithralekha, a dalit woman who is working as autorickshaw driver in Payannur turned special among all strong women. Bringing surprise to Keralites,... Read more »