Bringing Shudras, ati-Shudras on one platform: Consultation for a new neo-Dalit movement

The People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCRC), a Varanasi-based NGO, proposes to organize consultation for the creation of of a neo-Dalit movement on August 9, the Quit India day. Lenin Raghuvanshi, who... Read more »

Exploitation of women by human traffickers: India ranks alongside Libya, Myanmar as a dangerous country

Thomson Reuters Foundation, which recently ranked India the “most dangerous” country for women to live, has placed the country alongside Libya and Myanmar as also the “world’s most dangerous countries for women... Read more »

People are caged in the mansion of caste… Such is the poison that destroys generations

Sheshu Babu* Dalit movement has produced great writers who expressed the pain of being discriminated in poignant prose and verse. Among those inspiring writers is Shahir Shantanu Kamble who was known as... Read more »

Recalling Emergency: Now, as then, any voice of protest or dissent is termed as anti-national and perilous

By Gautam Thaker* Human Rights and liberties are a privilege of citizens, a distinct part of human life. Those are their birthrights and cannot be construed as if they have been conferred... Read more »

Universal micropension? Govt of India’s doesn’t have appetite for social protection, its efforts are patchy

India is home to one-fifth of the world’s population which includes a third of the world’s poor and one-eighth of the world’s elderly. Most of them spend their whole lives as informal... Read more »

If Modi can meet Nawaz Sharif, Adani wants to sell 4000 MW power to Pak, why are our soldiers killing each other?

In 1947 India was divided by the foreign rulers by playing a game of divide and rule to which the religious fundamentalists fell prey. India and Pakistan since then have a checkered... Read more »

Gujarat’s 100% rural households get clean drinking water, Modi think-tank claims: Says state No 1 in water index

Ranking Gujarat No 1 in Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) for the second successive year, the Modi government’s powerful policy-making body, Niti Aayog, appears to have left no stone unturned in order... Read more »

Corruption: India’s Worst Curse

India’s eager quest for economic dynamism has been severely stifled by chronic corruption. The country needs to urgently modernize its institutions and end the culture of rent seeking and cutting corners if... Read more »

My Grandmother called ‘Kochadima’ (Little Slave) and Kerala’s ‘Glorified’ history.

Name of my father’s mother was ‘Kochadima’ (Little Slave). I was ashamed to say my grandmother’s name. I used to think who will give a name like ‘Little Slave’ to a person.... Read more »