Oral history of people’s struggle for Narmada river reflects conflict in nation building, development

Feb 07, One of the earliest resistances by the people of the Narmada valley against the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP), a gigantic dam on the River Narmada in western India was way... Read more »

Anand Teltumbde was arrested over the Bhima Koregaon case – A Celebration he strongly opposes

By Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd Feb 06, On February 2, Dalit scholar and intellectual Anand Teltumbde was arrested from Mumbai domestic airport by the Pune police around 3:30am — very promptly after his anticipatory... Read more »

Mental illness: Gujarat’s vulnerable sections “forced” to approach quacks, private doctors

Feb 05, A recent scrutiny into the state of public health in Gujarat by a voluntary organisation, Sahaj, with the help of two dozen-odd activists and experts, has found that things are... Read more »

India’s Brahminical Idea Of Development Has Overshadowed Its Marginalised Communities

By Akshara Suhasini Feb 02 Chuni Kotal was born in a poverty stricken household in 1965. She belonged to a tribal community, Lodha, which was originally listed as a ‘criminal tribe’ by... Read more »

Economic Implications of Restrictions on Cow Slaughter

Feb 01 India’s livestock economy is among the biggest in the world. A ban on cow slaughter would either result in more and more unproductive animals being killed in most unscientific and... Read more »

Only minorities have to prove their nationalism under a Sanghi India

Feb 01 In January, when India marked its 70th Republic Day, some Sikh and Kashmiri separatists burnt Indian flags in UK and US to protest the mistreatment of minorities in the world’s... Read more »

Sabarimala: If Preamble is followed strictly, the State should not intervene in any religious situation

By Gajanan Khergamker* The September 2018 Supreme Court verdict upholding the rights of women of all ages to enter Sabarimala Temple has stirred a hornet’s nest. Ever since, the Sabarimala imbroglio has... Read more »

Across UP’s Hate Crimes

Adhauli village, Bulandshahr, Jan 29 Now, with the benefit of hindsight, people can connect the dots and see the pattern emerging across hate crimes in Uttar Pradesh (UP). It starts with a minor incident, controversial... Read more »

Is the Government Upholding or Overturning the Constitution of India?

Jan 28 On 26 January, 1950, the constitution of India came into effect. The Constitution, drafted by a committee led by Dr B R Ambedkar, provided every Indian citizen with six fundamental rights—the right to equality, right... Read more »

Why quota is good for some and bad for others

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat For long they have been calling me to visit. ‘ We cant carry our traditional occupation as it has not given us anything. We want to educate our children... Read more »