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Relooking, Retelling And Rereading Women In The Epics

Relooking, Retelling And Rereading Women In The Epics

11 October, 2021 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

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.

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

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

11 October, 2021 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.


What Stories Should We Share With Our Children?

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

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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.


04 October, 2021

Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Preetha Nair

From allies like JD(U), Apna Dal and Republican Party of India to opposition parties including RJD, Samajwadi Party, BSP and the Congress demand a caste census. Will the Narendra Modi Government bite the bullet?


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.


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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.


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.


04 October, 2021

A Tulsi Plant, Unworn Sandals, A Mat, Brooms…Hathras Memories In A Post-Truth World

Chinki Sinha

There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.


04 October, 2021

In Search Of Individual Caste Identity, Dalits Are No Longer One Cohesive Vote Bank

Vikas Pathak

Political parties look for alternate social engineering to woo voters in changed scenario.


27 September, 2021

Study In Contrast: India’s Export And Import Of Students

Furqan Qamar

More Indian students go abroad than we get foreigners


27 September, 2021

Outlook-ICARE India’s Top Universities Rankings 2021: Top 45 Deemed To Be Universities

Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top Deemed To Be Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.


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27 September, 2021

Outlook-ICARE India’s Top Universities Rankings 2021: Top 21 Private Medical Universities

Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 21 Private Medical Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.


Photo Gallery

Members of the Muslim community conduct Friday prayers in an open site amid heavy police presence, during protests by residents and members of various pro-Hindu organisations, at Sector 12 area, in Gurugram.

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Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan presents a memonto to President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhawan, in Patna.

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A worker arranges lanterns at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Thane.

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A security person stands guard near the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled public meeting, in Jammu.

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Workers weigh groundnut at Khetiwadi Utpann Bazar Samiti yard at Bedi in Rajkot.

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