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Teacher, MLA, Jharkhand Governor: Meet Droupadi Murmu, First Adivasi Woman To Become Presidential Candidate 

Teacher, MLA, Jharkhand Governor: Meet Droupadi Murmu, First Adivasi Woman To Become Presidential Candidate 

Jun 23, 2022

BJP's Presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu is the former governor of Jharkhand, former minister and MLA.

Droupadi Murmu For President: BJP's Masterstroke But Adivasi Women Need More Than Symbolism

Droupadi Murmu For President: BJP's Masterstroke But Adivasi Women Need More Than Symbolism

Jun 23, 2022

It may appear symbolism to some, even optics, but the political significance of an Adivasi woman being the Head of the Republic can’t be overestimated.

Revision Of School Textbooks A Political Agenda

Revision Of School Textbooks A Political Agenda

Jun 22, 2022

In the name of ‘rationalisation’, NCERT seems to have adopted a method of hasty deletion. Passages have been reduced, quotes cut and exercise boxes flung out. But was it really done in haste?

IAS, BJP Rebel, Modi Critic: Who Is Yashwant Sinha, The Joint Opposition Pick For President?

IAS, BJP Rebel, Modi Critic: Who Is Yashwant Sinha, The Joint Opposition Pick For President?

Jun 21, 2022

The selection of Yashwant Sinha as the joint Opposition face for the President may be a symbolic message for the BJP, which had once been Sinha's party.

Amber Heard Memes Tell Us That The Joke Is Still On The Victim

Amber Heard Memes Tell Us That The Joke Is Still On The Victim

Jun 19, 2022

What does a domestic abuse survivor look like? Not like Amber Heard. That seems to be the general consensus on the internet. What does that tell us about believing women?

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: As Govt Turns A Blind Eye, Nari Adalats Struggle To Survive In UP

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: As Govt Turns A Blind Eye, Nari Adalats Struggle To Survive In UP

Jun 16, 2022

Until recently, Nari Adalats across rural belts in Uttar Pradesh offered women suffering from domestic abuse a support system. Then the government folded up the programme.

Indian Mythology: Of Retellings And Translations

Indian Mythology: Of Retellings And Translations

Jun 01, 2022

Noted translator of Indian myths, Arshia Sattar, speaks to Outlook’s Rakhi Bose on the art and politics of translating myths.

Shivling Or Fountain? Discovery In Gyanvapi Mosque Leaves Family Of Priests Divided

Shivling Or Fountain? Discovery In Gyanvapi Mosque Leaves Family Of Priests Divided

Jun 01, 2022

While the debate initially started with the right for Hindus to pray at the Shringar Gauri complex, located at a western wall in the backside of the Gyanvapi mosque, the discovery of what the Hindu side claimed to be a shivling in the Wazookhana of the mosque has led to further debate and division.

Mosque Or Temple Won't Fill Stomach: Musicians Lament Loss Of Kashi's Old Culture

Mosque Or Temple Won't Fill Stomach: Musicians Lament Loss Of Kashi's Old Culture

Jun 01, 2022

As the old city of Kashi swarms with media crews and camerapersons along with throngs of cops waiting on the sidelines, some of the city’s residents lament the loss of Varanasi’s charm and intrinsic artistry to the politics of division and development. 

How 'Ram Lalla' Won Ayodhya Case And What It Means For Kashi, Mathura

How 'Ram Lalla' Won Ayodhya Case And What It Means For Kashi, Mathura

May 26, 2022

In India, deities enjoy legal rights just like human beings who are bound by the law of the land. What does that mean for the ongoing temple-mosque disputes in Kashi and Mathura?

Gyanvapi: Tales Of Fear, Hope And Redemption From Ancient Kashi

Gyanvapi: Tales Of Fear, Hope And Redemption From Ancient Kashi

May 26, 2022

Gyanvapi Mosque-Kashi Viswanath Temple Dispute: Kashi is where fact, faith and fiction come together to form a unique tapestry of text, subtext and context.

The Question Of Marital Rape And Women's Right To Say No To Sex

The Question Of Marital Rape And Women's Right To Say No To Sex

May 16, 2022

In January this year when a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court started hearing a petition demanding the criminalisation of marital rape, several men in India went on a 'marriage strike' on Twitter, sort of a warning that they would no longer marry if marital rape was made a crime.

It's All In The Head: How Heatwave Induces Death, Despair And Bad Mental Health

It's All In The Head: How Heatwave Induces Death, Despair And Bad Mental Health

May 12, 2022

Heatwave-driven mental health disorders and farmer suicides are steeply on the rise but authorities are yet to take concrete steps

Demolition Politics Ignores The Ecological Impact Of 'Development'

Demolition Politics Ignores The Ecological Impact Of 'Development'

May 12, 2022

Construction and demolition (C and D) waste is considered to be one of the top sources of pollution and environmental degradation globally. It has been estimated that New Delhi produced 4,500 to 5,000 tonnes of C and D waste per day.

Mother's Day Is A Reminder That Majority Of Women's Work Remains Unpaid

Mother's Day Is A Reminder That Majority Of Women's Work Remains Unpaid

May 08, 2022

Mother’s Day has always been my least favourite of holidays or occasions. Why must there be just one day to celebrate motherhood?

Demolition Politics: In Rajasthan’s Alwar, Even The Sacred Is Not Spared

Demolition Politics: In Rajasthan’s Alwar, Even The Sacred Is Not Spared

May 05, 2022

Successive BJP and Congress governments have been accused of razing temples in Rajgarh, leading to a political slugfest between the parties

How Artists Interpret What's On Your Plate (And What's Not)

How Artists Interpret What's On Your Plate (And What's Not)

Apr 29, 2022

In India, the exploration of food as a medium of the artist dates back to the Bimbedka rock paintings of the Palaeolithic era that depict scenes of hunting and gathering.

A Dying Declaration: Urdu Is Dying A Slow, Painful Death

A Dying Declaration: Urdu Is Dying A Slow, Painful Death

Apr 27, 2022

Caught between twin pincers of the market and a communalised polity, Urdu is in death throes

Food Insecurity: No Prayer For The Malnourished

Food Insecurity: No Prayer For The Malnourished

Apr 20, 2022

Behind the record sales of Parle-G during the pandemic is India’s murky reality—lack of safety net and food security

Online Armies Of Political Parties: How Digital Cadres Drive Campaigns In Social Media Age

Online Armies Of Political Parties: How Digital Cadres Drive Campaigns In Social Media Age

Apr 20, 2022

If BJP’s IT Cell is fuelled by polarising religious content and Hindutva push, the AAP uses anti-corruption campaigns and populist issues to gain followers on social media.

AAP: The Anti-corruption Zealots On The March

AAP: The Anti-corruption Zealots On The March

Apr 13, 2022

AAP's recent victory in Punjab and its strong performance in Delhi over three assembly elections show it's ready to fill in as a serious national-level challenger to BJP.

The Witch’s Tale: Women In Indian Horror Films

The Witch’s Tale: Women In Indian Horror Films

Apr 07, 2022

The ghost as the empowered woman is a new theme in Hindi horror movies

The Exile Within: The Search For Home In Transgender Poetry And Art

The Exile Within: The Search For Home In Transgender Poetry And Art

Mar 31, 2022

'The etymology of the word ‘Hijra’ can be traced to its Arabic root ‘Hijr’ which means departure or exodus from one’s tribe. There’s poetic justice in the name. All transpersons are in perpetual exile both from the world and from their own body', trans activist and poet Dhananjay Chauhan.

'Vegan Silk’ And The Myth Of A Sustainable Fashion Show

'Vegan Silk’ And The Myth Of A Sustainable Fashion Show

Mar 25, 2022

Even if designers use sustainable materials to create a collection, the concept of fashion shows has often been questioned for promoting a culture of overproduction that in essence is against the tenet of sustainability built on longer shelf lives of products.

Noida Boy Viral Running Video: How Indian TV News Channels Found A New Lab Rat

Noida Boy Viral Running Video: How Indian TV News Channels Found A New Lab Rat

Mar 22, 2022

Ranu Mondal, Dancing Uncle, Warrior Aaji, and now 19-year-old Pradeep Mehra who was called on tv news sets and made to run inside studios - where will Indian tv channels draw the line?

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