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
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
Draupadi’s tribe increases by the day. There are many injustices, a lot of pain and violence out there.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
The emergence of vote banks in some states may not presage a new paradigm, especially in states as riven with caste as UP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no need to contextualise Hathras. It is a standalone story. A warning, a trigger, a tragedy.
Political parties look for alternate social engineering to woo voters in changed scenario.
More Indian students go abroad than we get foreigners
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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.PTI Photo
Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan presents a memonto to President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhawan, in Patna.PTI Photo
A worker arranges lanterns at a shop ahead of the Diwali festival, in Thane.PTI Photo
A security person stands guard near the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scheduled public meeting, in Jammu.PTI Photo
Workers weigh groundnut at Khetiwadi Utpann Bazar Samiti yard at Bedi in Rajkot.PTI Photo
SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.
Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.
How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.