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India’s Archaic And Draconian Drug Laws Do More Harm Than Good

India’s Archaic And Draconian Drug Laws Do More Harm Than Good

25 October, 2021 Ronny Sen

Our government must follow examples of other countries with liberal views on personal use of drugs.

India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

25 October, 2021 Thallapelli Praveen

The aim of a caste census is not to know the numerical strength of a caste. Rather, it would reveal social inequalities for possible remedial measures.


Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to the ever-demanding maw of the national media from India’s hinterland.

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

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

25 October, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

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


Song Sung Blue: Aashiqui, Violin Man And Other Stories From Here And There

The past is a world before the pandemic, a place of happiness perhaps, of love, of togetherness. We want a romanticised past to become our future.

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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


11 October, 2021

Challenges Notwithstanding, Why US Wants ‘Partnership Of The 21st Century’ To Blossom With India

Aparna Pande

The Biden-Harris administration is serious because India is at the heart of the US response to its peer competition with China.


11 October, 2021

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

Chinki Sinha

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


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

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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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

Police Reforms In India Are Long Overdue But No Government Has Made It A Priority

Prakash Singh

Recommendations by several commissions gather dust as successive regimes decide to play it safe.


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

Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Amandeep Sandhu

A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.


04 October, 2021

Smoke And Mirrors: Smog Towers To Clean Up Dirty Air Is A Polluted Idea

Dr. Sarath Guttikunda

The concept of vacuuming air in the open is not a practical solution to combat air pollution.


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27 September, 2021

Always The ‘Second Best’, What Is The Future Of Humanities?

G. Arunima

Humanities has been the second or third choice for a huge percentage of students in Indian colleges and universities


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Hotel guests stand on the roof of Lemon Tree hotel, as the hotel gets flooded with the waters from an overflowing Kosi River in Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF soldiers rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF soldiers rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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Muslims pelt stones at policemen during clashes following an Eid-e-Milad un Nabi procession, in Jabalpur.

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Migrant workers arriving from J&K wait at a railway station to board a train for their native places, in Amritsar. Many of migrant workers are leaving the Kashmir Valley after a series of attacks on them.

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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