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‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

Many cinephiles and playwrights accepted the stereotypical and entrenched trope of the abalaippen­­—the helpless woman who has to be rescued by a man

27 May 2022
‘Dalithood’ In Kollywood: The Dalit Magic In Tamil Cinema

‘Dalithood’ In Kollywood: The Dalit Magic In Tamil Cinema

Increasingly angry and anarchic, a new spate of Tamil films are embracing—even asserting—their inherent Ambedkarite politics in ways that are both...

27 May 2022

BJP Government Destroyed Economy: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused PM Narendra Modi of destroying the country's economy, which was strengthened by the former UPA government.

UP: Former Village Head Arrested For Threatening Dalits

UP: Former Village Head Arrested For Threatening Dalits

In a video, Kunverpal is seen beating a drum to make the announcement on Monday in front of houses of Dalits in Pawti Khurd village in the district's...

11 May 2022

UP: Former Village Head Arrested For Threatening Dalits

Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act provisions have also been included in the case, said the police.

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13 May 2022
Other Political Prisoners Have Suffered More: Jignesh Mevani

Other Political Prisoners Have Suffered More: Jignesh Mevani

Gujarat Congress MLA Jignesh Mevani recounts those ‘nine days’ when he was arrested twice by Assam Police


29 April 2022
Don't Want To Become President, Rather Be PM: Mayawati

Don't Want To Become President, Rather Be PM: Mayawati

Reacting to the dig at her on Wednesday, Mayawati said she never aspired to be the President and the Samajwadi Party leader was dreaming about it only to clear...


23 April 2022
Our Food, Their Food

Our Food, Their Food

At a time when food has transcended its essential, biological need to become a battlefield, here is a look at India’s gastronomic diversity and how we have...


22 April 2022
Himachal Pradesh 2022 Elections: Dalits Have Become Prime Focus Of The BJP Welfare Agenda

Himachal Pradesh 2022 Elections: Dalits Have Become Prime Focus Of The BJP Welfare Agenda

A two-day Scheduled Castes Morcha meet by the state BJP worked out a three-month strategy to hold a sammelan at the constituency level that will inform the...


21 April 2022
Congress Stages Protest In Gujarat Over Arrest Of Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani

Congress Stages Protest In Gujarat Over Arrest Of Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani

Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor and other Congress leaders rushed to Ahmedabad Airport after learning about his arrest and shouted slogans against...


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29 April 2022
That Bitter Taste: When Food Becomes A Political Weapon

That Bitter Taste: When Food Becomes A Political Weapon

Food becomes a tool of politics when it acquires ethical messages of abstention or becomes a culinary aesthetic


29 April 2022
Caste On A Platter: Food For Dalits

Caste On A Platter: Food For Dalits

What constitutes Dalit food? There are many choices but no palatable answers.


14 April 2022
‘Denied Entry Into Temple For Being Dalit’: Ex Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara

‘Denied Entry Into Temple For Being Dalit’: Ex Karnataka Deputy CM G Parameshwara

Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said he faced discrimination for being a Dalit.


22 April 2022
Decoding The Journey Of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

Decoding The Journey Of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

The journey of the RSS is baffling to many. Despite political and intellectual opposition, it continues to go from strength to strength. How does one decode...


22 April 2022
Cadres Of Political Parties: The Unsung Heroes Of Democracy

Cadres Of Political Parties: The Unsung Heroes Of Democracy

As activist, agent, ticket aspirant, broker, fixer, etc., all rolled into one, the political worker is the least studied element of Indian politics


22 April 2022
The Slow And Steady Decline Of BSP

The Slow And Steady Decline Of BSP

Once considered a future PM, Mayawati’s cadre and Dalit voters seem to have lost faith in the BSP


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10 April 2022
Mayawati Hits Back At Rahul Gandhi, Says His Remarks Reflect Congress’ ‘Casteist Mindset’

Mayawati Hits Back At Rahul Gandhi, Says His Remarks Reflect Congress’ ‘Casteist Mindset’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had on Saturday said that the Congress reached out to the BSP leader, offering her the chief minister's post for contesting the...


09 April 2022
‘All Institutions In India Are In Hands Of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’: Rahul Gandhi

‘All Institutions In India Are In Hands Of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the Constitution is the weapon of India but it has no meaning without institutions.


26 March 2022
With Eye On 2024 Parliament Elections, Yogi Adityanath Inducts Youth And Experience In UP Govt

With Eye On 2024 Parliament Elections, Yogi Adityanath Inducts Youth And Experience In UP Govt

Uttar Pradesh: Among the 52 new ministers in the Yogi Adityanath government, 36 ministers are aged between 40 and 60 while two are below 40 and 12 above 60...


25 March 2022
Paradox And Dilemma Of UP's Hindi Literati

Paradox And Dilemma Of UP's Hindi Literati

Literature coming out of the state once celebrated communal harmony, but current political developments have exacerbated the paradox and dilemma of Hindi...


27 May 2022
Finding Their Mojo: How Independent Media Became The Newsmaker

Finding Their Mojo: How Independent Media Became The Newsmaker

Small, tech-driven, nimble, independent news media are like voices talking back from the abyss, challenging the government and the legacy of mainstream...


27 May 2022
Other Voices: Rise Of New Platforms Run By Dalit Youth And Others

Other Voices: Rise Of New Platforms Run By Dalit Youth And Others

Empowered with access to the internet and burgeoning social media platforms, the rise of new platforms run by Dalit youth and others indicate the emergence of...


27 May 2022
Journalism In Rural India: PARI Is No Fairy Tale

Journalism In Rural India: PARI Is No Fairy Tale

Founded in 2014 by award-winning journalist P. Sainath, PARI focuses on rural journalism that mainstream media usually ignores, including the farm crisis,...


27 May 2022
Keeping Ambedkar’s Legacy Alive, One Story At A Time

Keeping Ambedkar’s Legacy Alive, One Story At A Time

Mooknayak, meaning hero or spokesperson of the mute, was the first newspaper launched by Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Today, its heir apparent, The Mooknayak, carries...


27 May 2022
Her Space, Her Story: Women In Regional Media

Her Space, Her Story: Women In Regional Media

Journalists from regional, women-run media talk about the daily hurdles they face while covering issues concerning rural women that often go unreported


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