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Anti-Hindi movement: The Grassroots Struggle For Tamil Pride

Anti-Hindi movement: The Grassroots Struggle For Tamil Pride

Apr 27, 2022

The idea that Hindi is spoken by a majority of Indians is a claim that has to be ferociously contested. Only 26 per cent of the Indian population selected Hindi as their mother tongue.

Behind The Veil: Why Muslim Students Are Fighting For Hijab

Behind The Veil: Why Muslim Students Are Fighting For Hijab

Feb 17, 2022

Political posturing in the Karnataka hijab row is now hardening into an ideological stand-off

Dalits Under Siege: How Lower Castes Are Being Systematically Targeted In Tamil Nadu

Dalits Under Siege: How Lower Castes Are Being Systematically Targeted In Tamil Nadu

Nov 24, 2021

Right-wing propaganda often fuels false outrage to target Dalits and their organisations

Making Sense Of Dalit Political Assertions

Making Sense Of Dalit Political Assertions

Oct 16, 2021

In the final part of her four-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami draws conclusions from her in-depth report from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.

The Long March To Freedom

The Long March To Freedom

Oct 16, 2021

In the third part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.

Flags Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Flags Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Oct 16, 2021

In the second part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.

The Five-Pointed White Star Of Dravid

The Five-Pointed White Star Of Dravid

Oct 16, 2021

In which, poet and activist Meena Kandasami visits Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media

An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

Oct 14, 2021

Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the caste divide in the state.

"I Am An Anti-National…Count Me Out"

Feb 17, 2016

In the name of patriotism, do not demand my complicity for your endless crimes. I want to secede from this sickness

How Real-Life Tamil Love Stories End

How Real-Life Tamil Love Stories End

Jul 12, 2013

The PMK’s cult of anti-Dalit hatred led to Ilavarasan’s death. And the world looks on with aloofness.

Only A Homeland For A Toothless Paper Tiger

Only A Homeland For A Toothless Paper Tiger

Mar 22, 2013

Half-hearted gestures by politicians and foreign policy diplomats for Eelam Tamils, the watery UN resolution included, serves them ill

How Do We Break The Indian Penile Code?

How Do We Break The Indian Penile Code?

Dec 29, 2012

This cultural sanction of rape must stop, the state has to speak

Mangled Lore

Mangled Lore

Aug 03, 2012

Would our culture saviours revive the attire of the Chola bronzes?

A Cowed-Down Nation

A Cowed-Down Nation

Apr 20, 2012

Why kill over a people’s dietary preference for beef?

I Singe The Body Electric

I Singe The Body Electric

Mar 10, 2012

In a house of slamming doors and broken dreams, there are no kisses. Only the confidence of silent curtains.

All You Who Make Love To Mannequins

All You Who Make Love To Mannequins

Dec 16, 2011

Global corporate love and its spawn, today’s sex surveys, just mimic our Kamasutra-vintage caste structures

All Aboard The Slave Ship

All Aboard The Slave Ship

Oct 21, 2011

An open letter to Young India, callous and comfy in its cocoon

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