Abhik Bhattacharya | Author at https://www.outlookindia.com
Artist Madhukar Mucharla uses leather art as a medium to depict the socio-cultural issues faced by marginalised communities
Amelia Glaser has been translating Ukrainian poets for years. But can the war be translated at all? Perhaps it translates the demands of justice- an unabated desire of the vulnerable to be heard.
While the opposition parties are banking on the grand old guards like Sonia, Pawar or Lalu, this is not the first time that nostalgia has been used as a weapon to gain political advantage.
आत्महत्या से हुई मौतों पर मीडिया का असंवेदनशील कवरेज निर्धारित दिशानिर्देशों का स्पष्ट उल्लंघन है
Is One Nation, One Election a threat to federalism? Will it have an impact on the power dynamics between the Centre and the states? Will it curtail the power of state assemblies and chief ministers?
As the Women’s Reservation Bill is placed on the table of the Loksabha promising 33% reservation to the women, the debates over the representation of marginalised women have again taken the political centre stage.
Historically, the reasons to oppose the Bill range from a demand for a ‘quota within quota’ to sheer misogyny of the political patriarchs.
The timing of the Union Cabinet’s approval of the Women's Reservation Bill - just before the INDIA bloc starts their discussions over seat-sharing is seemingly a political masterstroke.
As the debates over Sanatan Dharma clouds the political common sense, Outlook looks back at its secularism issue and recalls the journey of India’s secularism.
From the days of demonetisation to the sudden calling of the special session without divulging the agenda, the current political dispensation has successfully made the people ready for surprises.
Insensitive media coverage of deaths by suicide is a blatant contravention of the prevalent guidelines
If cis-gender actors can play transgender persons on screen, why can’t it be the other way round?
Gone are those days when the fixation with a certain stream would determine the career. If implemented, NCF would offer the students of grades 11-12 to choose from a range of subjects across streams and appear for board exams twice. But how successful will the implementation be?
Lack of compassion and solidarity among students in a market-oriented education system is also responsible for such brutal acts.
Data discrepancy, coupled with the ignorance of the consecutive political dispensation, worsens the situation of the marginalised communities, feels Bezwada Wilson, the national convener of the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SFA).
Everyday caste-based violence in West Bengal hardly finds space in the columns of the National Crime Records Bureau
Artists from marginalised communities reflect on the everyday lives of Dalits and the oppressed classes at an exhibition
Since its foundation through the collaboration of SAARC countries in 2010, South Asian University has been deep-necked into several controversies.
Reclaiming what is rightfully theirs is a battle that Adivasis have been fighting for centuries. While the current debates over ST status for different communities like Pahadi, Kurmi, and Meitei amongst others as have charged the political environment, the indigenous people across the country are struggling for dignity and recognition.
The asexual community urges people to understand that they are equally capable of giving and receiving love
Even as the video of two Kuki women being paraded naked in Manipur went viral, the silence of the first Adivasi President of the country, Droupadi Murmu, is what is bothering scholars and activists.
The absence of a refugee policy is making Afghan refugees in India more and more uncertain about their future
The library festival with its objective to provide an accessible space to citizens also works a bridge between the past and the present - just like museums.
What are the major contentions of the Data Protection Bill that the opposition parties are contesting? Does it anyhow give the government leeway to use the citizen’s data in the name of national security and sovereignty?
As India is about to launch Chandrayaan 3, one can’t help but look at the relations between science, rationality, faith and superstition.