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Lakhimpur Kheri: Heartbreak And Tears As Families Try To Cope With Personal Grief

Lakhimpur Kheri: Heartbreak And Tears As Families Try To Cope With Personal Grief

25 October, 2021 Mandeep Punia

Kin of killed farmers, BJP members have the same demand—justice for the dead.

This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

25 October, 2021 Bhavna Vij-Aurora

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.


The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Saffronisation Of Education? RSS Says Its Schools Imbibe Indian Values In Students

Saffronisation Of Education? RSS Says Its Schools Imbibe Indian Values In Students

11 October, 2021 Preetha Nair

Shapers of syllabi in the rapidly expanding RSS-backed schools dismiss criticism, say their emphasis is on long-neglected, ancient Indian knowledge and value systems


Pedagogy Of The Oppressed: When Caste, Gender, Women’s Movement Were All 'Out Of Syllabus'

Draupadi’s tribe increases by the day. There are many injustices, a lot of pain and violence out there.

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11 October, 2021

State Terror, Armed Forces And The Story Behind Removal Of 'Draupadi' From DU Syllabus

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Dopdi Mejhen’s cry of dissent against state power fortified by patriarchy has unsettled many in the last 44 years. Delhi University’s BA syllabus will be immeasurably poorer without it.


11 October, 2021

What Stories Should We Share With Our Children?

Devdutt Pattanaik

In the battle over curricula, the Left tells stories that focus only on making the elite squirm in guilt, while the Right prefers glory by distorting history, but the victims remain voiceless


11 October, 2021

Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

Giridhar Jha

The removal of Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia’s works from the syllabi of a Bihar university causes a political furore and forces a hasty reinstatement by Nitish Kumar. Other titans, however, remain quietly discarded.


11 October, 2021

New Moon Sighted: Winds Of Change Quietly Blowing Across Madrasas In Hindi Heartland

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Muslim scholars say there are about 50 madrasas in UP that are considered pioneers in education reforms. But, in the absence of a central regulatory body, their number is unknown.


11 October, 2021

Mahasweta Devi: The 'Mashi' Who Wrote Fearlessly About Caste, Class And Patriarchy

Ina Puri

Memories of my Mashi alternate from childhood days wrapt in her vivid storytelling, to the presence of the activist and writer Mahasweta Devi, who gave voice to the marginalised


11 October, 2021

Opinion | Culture Of Intolerance Is Hurting India's Tradition Of Debate And Discussion

Kuldeep Kumar

In democratic India, suppression and erasure of dissent has become the norm of the day and it's across political parties.


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11 October, 2021

Future Of Education: Are Curriculum Changes Politically Motivated?

Vikas Pathak

Should curricula not reflect the ‘truth’? And whose truth? Recent deletions and additions come wrapped in a concern for ‘heritage’, but are also dyed in a deep disquiet over other zones of contestation—caste and gender—beyond religion.


11 October, 2021

Relooking, Retelling And Rereading Women In The Epics

Alka Pande

It is time for us to celebrate the iconic women in our sacred literature, Sita, Draupadi and Radha, in their various identities and vernacular manifestations


04 October, 2021

Casteing Gender At The Ballot Box

Rakhi Bose

The emergence of vote banks in some states may not presage a new paradigm, especially in states as riven with caste as UP.


04 October, 2021

Policymakers Must Consider The Many Upsides Of Caste Census

Khalid Anis Ansari

A comprehensive count can be helpful in deciding categorical revisions and inclusion/exclusion of castes/communities in deciding reservations and redistributive policies on a scientific basis.


04 October, 2021

There Is A Method To The Madness In Opposition’s Demand For A Caste Census

Sajjan Kumar

Non-BJP parties hoping to stall the massive shift of OBCs towards the Hindutva brigade. But there are gains too for the BJP if it plays its cards well.


04 October, 2021

Dateline Hathras: One Year Later, Family Awaits Justice For Dalit Woman Gangraped And Murdered

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Ashes of the Hathras gang rape victim remain in a pitcher as her father waits for ‘hanging’ of the guilty to immerse them in Ganga.


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04 October, 2021

Cycle Of Life: Nitish Kumar Shows How To Win Over Women And Win Elections

Giridhar Jha

The humble bicycle has become the abiding image of Bihar CM’s efforts to give women the power to carve their own paths in elections.


Photo Gallery

Fishermen fishing from Kumari dam as it overflowing following heavy rain in Kanyakumari district.

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Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the officials on his arrival in Israel.

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Commuters wade through amid heavy rain in Gurugram.

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People play instruments during Kullu Dussehra, in Kullu.

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BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against the alleged attack on the ISKCON temple at Bangladesh, in front of Vivekananda House in Kolkata.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s